Friends of the Earth is working for a more healthy and just world. We work at the nexus of environmental protection, economic justice and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and world value people and the environment. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. This hard-hitting advocacy has been the key to our successful campaigns over our four-plus decades in operation. Our current programs focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change; ensuring a healthy, just and resilient food system where organic is for all; protecting marine ecosystems and the people who depend on them; and transforming our financial, economic and political systems.
We are seeking a Director to lead our Climate and Energy Program who will work out of our HQ in Washington, DC. You will be responsible for the overall performance of the projects undertaken by your team, which consists of program managers and their staffs. You will develop strategy, provide direction and supervision to staff, and be expected to develop adequate funding for the program’s campaigns. You will work with other program team leaders to shape, support, and ensure alignment of and with the climate-related work occurring on other teams. You will also work with FoE’s leadership and other FoE staff to achieve the overall goals of Friends of the Earth.
Your responsibilities fall into four broad categories – developing strategic direction, managing a staff, fundraising, and public representation. The specifics are as follows:
We are looking for someone with the following background:
We welcome specific experience in the following areas:
But above all, you have a passion for the environment and progressive politics . . . and it shows through. If this sounds like you, please forward your resume and let’s get started!
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff. Also, please note that references will be requested during the screening process and final candidates will undergo a writing exercise.