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Acterra Palo Alto, CA, USA
Dec 03, 2018
Full time
About the Opportunity We are looking for an executive director to lead Acterra in its efforts to combat climate change. The executive director will manage a budget of about $1 million, report to a 16- member board of directors, oversee a staff of ten, including four direct reports, and ensure outstanding educational and engaging experiences for our members. The ideal candidate has a passion for, and knowledge of, environmental sustainability, a successful history of people management, deep connections within the climate solutions community, and experience in the nonprofit sector. And most of all, Acterra seeks a leader who can support, inspire, and direct our fabulous staff. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree Ten years of related work experience, including five years of management level experience in a nonprofit organization Master’s degree and/or other graduate degree is preferred. Personal and/or professional experience that indicates a commitment to Acterra’s mission A track record of manifesting positive relationships and partnerships with external stakeholder groups, including cities and counties Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing and public speaking Experience working with a board of directors Comfort and skill in raising funds from individuals and institutions Proven skills in strategic planning, budgeting, finance, operations, and human resources management Some proficiency with social media Preferred but not Required Familiarity with, and contacts in, the business, public and/or nonprofit sectors of Silicon Valley Prior leadership experience in an environmental organization Familiarity with nonprofit communications and marketing Familiarity with the Bay Area, its donors and its high tech culture Experience developing and successfully implementing innovative environmental programs Remember to say you found this opportunity at