New Jersey State Lead

New Jersey, New Jersey, United States

Company Description

SubjectToClimate (StC) is a nonprofit online connector for K-12 educators of all subjects to find credible  and engaging materials on climate change at no cost. Learn more about us here.

Job Description

At SubjectToClimate, we value a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where every team member can feel a sense of belonging. As such, we strive to employ best practices in employment decisions without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. 


Position Description

The State Lead acts as a connector between SubjectToClimate and climate change education activities throughout the state. The goal of this role is to ensure that local values and voices are highlighted within SubjectToClimate’s work. Because it is essential to customize our work to what is most relevant to the local environment, the roles and responsibilities listed may also need customization. In general, the State Lead will function in three main areas: State Teacher Training, Building the State Teacher Community, and Initiating and Developing Relationships with State Partners. The role includes:


  1. Managing State Teacher Training 

    • Act as point-person for state teacher training  

    • Support in recruiting and onboarding state teachers for training institute

    • Manage asynchronous training

    • Professional Development: Teacher Presentations - 30/60/90 minute engagement opportunities to share the state hub, resources, and StC courses

  2. Building State Teacher Community 

    • Connect past and present state teachers to StC activities 

    • Leverage strengths within the state teacher community to innovate and expand 

  3. Initiating and Developing Relationships with State Partners

    • Lead the state’s “Advisory Committee,” a coalition of organizations that provides feedback to SubjectToClimate on the development, launch, and distribution of state hubs

    • Connect with organizations with aligned missions or areas of overlap with SubjectToClimate 

      • Establish relationships with local universities that offer coursework in sustainability

      • Seek out partnerships with schools, administration, government agencies, etc. 

    • Design initiatives to build awareness of state resources and hub

  4. Other 

    • Collaborate with different state leads

    • Communicate with various departments at SubjectToClimate to review project opportunities and connect to the state teacher community 

    • Deliver quarterly update reports 




  • Though this is a remote position, the State Lead needs to live in the state they are applying for. (New Jersey)

  • Passionate about our mission and values 

  • Local knowledge of  New Jersey education systems (State Department of Education, local school districts, state partners, educational associations, educational organizations, etc.) 

  • Ability to inclusively lead people of various backgrounds across multiple stakeholders

  • Courage and creativity to take on new partnerships to expand SubjectToClimate’s reach in the state 

  • Strong relationship-building and communication skills

Additional Preferences 

  • Leadership experience, local and community-based

  • Experience with outreach 

  • Ability to balance working independently and collaboratively

  • Available to work 5-10  hours per week 

  • Ability to travel for conferences/events

  • Experience as an educator, both traditional and nontraditional welcome


We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of previous teaching experience to apply. You do not need to be a current teacher to be considered. We believe in providing opportunities for growth and learning.


*Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are strongly encouraged to apply. 


What We Offer

Not only will you be part of an inspiring group of people from all over the U.S. and abroad, but we also offer: 

  • Flexible work schedule 

  • Training and support to develop skills that will enhance your resume 

  • Hourly financial compensation $27.04/hour


Application Steps

  1. Round 1: Sample Task

    1. Apply using this link and submit a work sample task. 

    2. Candidates also have the option of providing additional work samples. 

  2. Round 2: Interview 

    1. All candidates will be asked the same questions. Interviews will be individually evaluated by at least two people. 


Deadline to apply for:

  • New Jersey State Lead is June 14, 2024


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Job Profile


North America


United States


Flexible Work Schedule Training and support


Communication Leadership Outreach Relationship building Teacher Training

  • Build State Teacher Community
  • Develop Relationships with State Partners
  • Manage State Teacher Training

Must live in New Jersey


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