Executive Director - GreenBiz.org (Remote Eligible)

Remote Oakland, CA

About Us: GreenBiz.org is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to nurture and empower BIPOC professionals to accelerate a just transition to a clean economy. We are seeking to cultivate a vibrant ecosystem of individuals, organizations, and communities working symbiotically to transform our field culturally and dismantle environmental injustice.


About the Role: GreenBiz.org is seeking its first Executive Director, responsible for leading the organization’s administration, programs, fundraising and strategic plan. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead programs and operations at GreenBiz.org, providing vision, leadership, and management to ensure that the organization executes its mission and vision. This position requires a dynamic, mission-driven leader who is equipped for sound organizational management as well as developing and managing high-impact justice, equity, diversity and inclusion programs internally in practices and policies and externally in programmatic offerings. 


Position Details: This is a full-time position, starting immediately ideally in Oakland, CA but remote candidates would be considered. This opportunity offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Some national travel required. 


Responsibilities: 

  • Management of all administrative aspects of GreenBiz.org including P&L management, leadership and/or development of staff and consultants, preparation of all reports required by the Board and funders, preparation of quarterly agendas/financials.
  • In partnership with the Board ensure the financial solvency of the organization, including developing long- and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget and establishing  sound financial controls, and partnering with the Director of Development to develop and implement fundraising strategies (maintaining ongoing relationships with existing and prospective funders while seeking additional relevant partnerships).
  • Management of all programmatic aspects of GreenBiz.org, ensuring ongoing excellence and impact across the Workforce Development, Community Building, Creative Storytelling, Impact Funding/Placemaking and Coalition Building program areas.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and ensure effective systems for tracking progress and evaluating program success, so that measurable results can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Support the building and development of a Board of Directors that is highly-engaged and representative of the GreenBiz.org community; cultivate a transparent and effective working relationship with the Board of Directors, ensuring open communication and partnership around annual strategic planning and the measurement of financial and programmatic performance against identified milestones and goals.
  • Recruit, hire, and develop a diverse, high impact team, including conducting annual reviews and setting annual goals with direct reports; cultivate and iterate organizational culture and values in support of a healthy and productive continuous learning environment.



Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an environmental, social impact, or business field.
  • Approximately 5 years of prior experience providing executive-level, visionary leadership in a related position in a corporate, NGO/nonprofit, philanthropic, governmental, or consultancy environment.
  • Deep knowledge and/or understanding of environmental and social justice issues challenging frontline communities and the corporate sector with insight into cultivating industry and community-wide change. Cognizant of local, state, and federal issues, actions, and policies that might affect the GreenBiz.org community. Commitment to advancing environmental equity and justice with thoughtfulness across our organizational programs.
  • Proven experience working with and leading a nonprofit Board of Directors, cultivating strong relationships and maintaining transparent communication.
  • Proven experience executing organization growth strategy within a similar or larger size nonprofit and/or related entity across diverse organizational functions including Programs, Operations, Finance, and Human Resources.
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit in high-impact program development, backed by data-driven performance evaluation.
  • Excellent project and time management skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects.
  • Strong research, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills; strong sense of personal integrity and demonstrated capability to instill credibility, confidence, and trust amongst diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience and success in recruiting, retaining, and motivating high impact, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams. Ability to cultivate a dynamic and fluid work environment with a small, virtual team.


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