The Foundation for Climate Restoration seeks an entrepreneurial, highly experienced non-profit executive who has a deep commitment to encouraging and supporting Climate Restoration and is ready to transform an emerging public charity into a globally recognized voice and brand.
Ideal candidates should have:
an entrepreneurial and strategic mindset with a demonstrated track record of building a new organization and attracting new funding.
professional experience in a senior leadership role in one or more of the following contexts: climate advocacy, strategic philanthropy, sustainability, racial/social justice, impact investing, and/or the public sector. Fluency across more than one sector is helpful.
a strong senior leadership track record including building and managing relationships in a multi-cultural stakeholder system as well as demonstrated ability to recruit and lead cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
outstanding communication skills to engage with stakeholders and ecosystems at all levels
a proven ability to develop innovative strategies to expand a network of potential members and engage existing and new funders and investors in productive, long-lasting relationships.
Bachelor’s or masters’ degree (or MBA) in public administration or related fields (e.g. sustainability, social services, health care)
5-10 years of non-profit senior leadership experience
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES:
The CEO is a public face for the Climate Restoration Foundation and represents the brand of the organization, serving as a primary spokesperson on behalf of the organization, with stakeholders, government entities, and the public.
The CEO is charged with growing the Foundation from its start up phase into a mature, professionally run non-profit with widespread recognition as a leader on carbon removal strategies. He/she develops high quality organizational strategies and programs as well as creating a vision for success and plans to ensure their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives.
The CEO is a trusted partner to the Board, the F4CR team, and partners, working collaboratively to define the unique value proposition of the Foundation within the diverse ecosystem of climate initiatives and in line with F4CR’s vision and mission.
The CEO manages the team to focus on a results framework to ensure resources are aimed toward the highest impact activities and establishes key performance metrics (KPIs) to ensure the targets are achieved through sound business processes. The CEO will manage both programmatic and financial metrics and work with the staff to collect, analyze and report relevant data on a regular basis.
The CEO is a skilled relationship-builder with the proven ability to create alignment around a shared vision, and a track record of moving from idea generation to actualization.
Working in a decentralized, globally distributed and highly creative organization, the CEO fosters a culture of integrity, inclusion, and collaboration.
The CEO oversees the fundraising strategy and execution.
The CEO is expected to work in a multi-cultural ecosystem with a variety of stakeholders, including convening and facilitating collaborations and partnerships with grassroots groups, policy and governments leaders, private sector industry leaders and climate change community leaders.
The CEO must be a strategic, effective steward of F4CR’s assets both financial and political and ensure adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the organization’s legality and ethics.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Foundation for Climate Restoration
The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) is building a movement to reduce the CO2 in our atmosphere to pre-industrial levels. These efforts—known as Climate Restoration—are necessary to ensure a habitable planet for future generations. F4CR is the first foundation dedicated solely to restoring the climate by 2050.
F4CR works with entrepreneurs, investors, companies, scientists, faith leaders, governments, NGOs, and citizens globally to advance the use of natural and technological solutions for carbon removal. The Foundation serves as a neutral, trusted intermediary building the ecosystem needed to achieve preindustrial levels of CO2 and will work in partnership with all stakeholders committed to restoring the climate.
Climate restoration is the safe and permanent removal of the trillion tons of excess CO2 that has accumulated in our atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution. We must do two things at the same time to reverse the catastrophic damage of climate change:
1) Reduce the amount of CO2 we put into the atmosphere each year to zero, known as “net zero” emissions; and
2) Remove the excess CO2 that has accumulated in the atmosphere since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, known as “net negative”. This is what we call Climate Restoration.