Rooted in the Pacific Northwest, VertueLab is a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic entrepreneurial support to climate tech startups. With the acceleration of climate change, there is an urgent need for innovative solutions. VertueLab’s mission is to unleash innovation and entrepreneurship that will solve environmental challenges and catalyze shared economic prosperity. With over a decade of work, they have built a strong reputation for integrity and partnership and proven that their model can accelerate climate solutions that are key to reversing the climate crisis.
The President and Executive Director will oversee a growing organization, which currently stands at a $4M annual budget and a staff of 16. Reporting to a Board of Directors, the new leader will steer an organization-wide strategy, including implementation of the organization’s 3-year strategic plan; build external relationships in support of fulfilling VertueLab’s mission; and ensure financial resources are secured and responsibly managed through fundraising efforts and sound financial stewardship.
First and foremost, we seek candidates who are true believers in solving the climate crisis with a commitment to equity and funding innovative, technology-based solutions. We seek a respected leader with credibility in the entrepreneurial, climate tech ecosystems where we operate. Familiarity with the Pacific Northwest culture and climate environment or a desire to bring their national reputation to the region is important.
This is a visionary and outward facing role. The President and Executive Director is the key spokesperson for VertueLab and needs the ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to partners and funders. Regional, national and/or international visibility and thought leadership in climate technology and/or established relationships in the philanthropic and investor community would set candidates up for success.
The compensation range for this full-time position is an annual salary of $182,000 - $210,000, accompanied by a competitive benefits package.
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