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RAY Partnerships Manager

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Mar 22, 2021

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Position:​ Partnerships Manager, RAY Diversity Fellowship Programs

Reports to: ​RAY Fellowship Program Director

Location:​ Virtual office

Position Type:​ Full-time Exempt

Salary:​ $55,000-60,000

Benefits: ​Flexible schedule, paid time off, paid holidays, paid professional development days, employer contribution to medical, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance.
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Timeline:​ Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a priority submission date of April 1st, 2021.



The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship Program is a two-year paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the conservation and clean energy sectors—one that, in our visions of the future, fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States.


The RAY Program is managed by the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), whose mission is to support visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP aims to catalyze change by providing emerging leaders with the support and guidance they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes, and rise to new leadership positions. Since 2000, we have created a dynamic network of over 1,400 environmental and social change leaders across the U.S.


ELP values the contributions of people from equity-seeking groups as a critical factor in our ability to meet our mission. We encourage applications from LGBTQ+ people, Indigenous peoples, people of color, low-income earners and the unemployed, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, and other equity-seeking groups. If you wish to self-identify as belonging to an equity-seeking group(s), please feel free to indicate so in your cover letter.



The RAY Partnerships Manager will be part of ELP’s Emerging Leaders Program Team, building and maintaining relationships with RAY organizational partners (hosting and non-hosting), and supporting the development of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training and coaching for hosting and non-hosting RAY Member organizations. As part of this work, the Manager will engage in coaching calls for active hosting organizations, and provide support for organizations working towards readiness to host a RAY Fellow. The Manager will also support program development and implementation for the RAY Fellowship, and be engaged in retreat facilitation across ELP’s programs. This position will report to the RAY Fellowship Program Director.


The Manager will be expected to bring new ideas, collaborate with the whole RAY team in developing program strategy, and join our established culture of continuous improvement and innovation. As a member of a remote-working team, they will be expected to manage their own balanced work week based on the demands of the job and any relevant deadlines. This job will take place in a virtual office, with some in-person work. (All in-person programming and staff work is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. However, when possible again, this role does require the ability to travel to multi-day trainings, over the course of the year.)

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