ABOUT CLEAN ENERGY WORKS
Clean Energy Works seeks financing solutions for an inclusive clean energy economy and advances this aim by providing advisory support and thought leadership on inclusive investment as well as support for champions for equity in energy-related organizing networks
Clean Energy Works connects champions of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and economic inclusion with resources to accelerate investment in clean energy solutions such as electric buses, solar panels, and building energy efficiency upgrades. We provide advisory services to policy-makers, public interest groups, and companies interested in rapidly scaling up investment in the clean energy economy. Clean Energy Works promotes competitive, market-based approaches that clear barriers preventing access to clean energy solutions, opening the clean energy economy to all.
Clean Energy Works is a remote organization with staff and consultants based in the United States and abroad.
The Managing Director is primarily responsible for the internal operations at Clean Energy Works, freeing up the Executive Director (ED) to focus on external matters such as fundraising, public relations, programmatic work, and partnerships. The Managing Director reports to the Executive Director, and is responsible to support the organization in its mission and financial objectives.
While some domain expertise in utilities, financing, or energy is desirable, it is not a necessary qualification for this position.
The ideal candidate will be a strategist and a leader able to steer the organization in a continued trajectory of growth, constantly moving towards fulfilling both short-term and long-term objectives without losing sight of day-to-day tasks with an eye for detail.
In program development and administration, the Managing Director will:
- Work with the ED to assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Provide leadership in organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
- Contribute to proposal preparation as needed, including working with staff and consultants to craft budgets for proposals and tracking budget vs. actual expenditures.
- Analyze the current technology infrastructure and scope out the next level of information technology and financial systems that support the growth of specific programs and the organization overall.
In budget and finance, the Managing Director will:
- Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices in coordination with the Operations Director.
- Work with the staff and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines; prepare budget reports to board and staff.
- Work with staff and consultants to ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
- Jointly, with the ED, president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization and execute legal documents.
- Ensure that official records and documents are kept in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
In internal relations the Managing Director will:
- Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
- Be responsible for the administrative management of employment and release of personnel, consultants, and volunteers with support from the Operations Director.
- Provide for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence, including facilitating weekly meetings and strategic planning.
- Support an open-door policy among all staff and respond to questions or concerns from employees in a timely fashion.
- Communicate with employees about compensation, benefits and other facets of their employment.
- Ensure compliance with employment laws, regulations, and best practices.
- Work with the ED to ensure that the board is informed of the organization’s condition and factors influencing it.
In external relations, the Managing Director will:
- Work with the Executive Director and staff to build upon existing and develop new strategic partnerships with allied organizations. Support development of outreach materials, presentations, educational materials and strategic decisions among partners;
- Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
The successful candidate will most likely have had management experience with a nonprofit organization. Clean Energy Works is driven by a mission that centers equity, so experience in managing a “mission-driven” organization will be highly prized. Additional desired abilities are:
- Evidence of good decision making through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment;
- Problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness;
- Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan
- Ensuring that a small, growing organization runs smoothly with experience building internal and external capacity, a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations;
- Ability to manage and lead people; to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; to cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed
- Broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing
Clean Energy Works is prepared to offer a very attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 401(k), and vacation benefits. A full-time work week at Clean Energy Works is 35 hours, and this position can be modified to engage a Managing Director working part-time, 50-100% TBD. GuideStar reports median compensation for the Executive Director position of a non-governmental organization of the size of Clean Energy Works in DC is $108,000, which is indicative of the range with performance-based incentives offered for this position, respecting that the candidate may live and work in another location.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record for leadership and organizational development.
Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.