• Full Time
  • Remote

Website GND_Network Green New Deal Network

The Green New Deal Network (GNDN) seeks a seasoned, dedicated, and driven leader who can lead our team as we support state coalitions and national partners working to turn the 2020s into the decade of the Green New Deal. This is a full-time, exempt position.

About the Green New Deal Network: GNDN unites diverse national organizations and allied local coalitions across states, tribal nations, and in commonwealths and territories to win local, state and federal Green New Deal legislation. GNDN members are working in concert to build a powerful organizing, legislative, and political campaign to demand and win bold change.  The GNDN believes in a comprehensive approach to winning policy change – including mobilizations, political, electoral, communications, and policy work.

Position Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for working closely with the Green New Deal Network’s Coordinating Team, a body that consists of 15 national organizations and is responsible for providing leadership to the broader coalition. The National Director will play a key role in advancing the Network’s strategy, while maintaining and deepening internal alignment. In addition to managing senior staff, the Director is responsible for leading staff on the implementation of strategic plans. The Director must do this in a way that centers frontline community voices, organizational leaders in the climate justice movement, and GNDN policy experts in an effort to advance real-world impact and change. The Director will also be expected to play a key role in raising funds for the GNDN including meeting with key donors/funders. 

The Director will also be responsible for tasks that include, but are not limited to:

Staff Management

  • Provide visionary, clear, motivating leadership to the GNDN’s senior staff of directors, while inspiring enthusiasm around the mission and vision of the GNDN.  
  • Manage a team of directors that have expertise in field organizing, communications, operations, development, advocacy, and campaigning. 
  • Build a dynamic, progressive, diverse team through recruitment and management in partnership with senior staff and coalition leaders. 
  • Embrace, embody, and promote a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and a passion for justice in our internal operations and external work.
  • Provide clarity for staff on how decisions are made regarding the development and implementation of strategic plans.
  • Establish a healthy work culture in an effort to ensure a positive work environment and good staff morale. 
  • A demonstrated record of excellent staff management and/or organizational leadership, including within diverse teams and with a record of advancing equity as well as other organizational objectives.

Fundraising + Finance 

  • Responsible for the financial management of the organization and overseeing the building of financial systems, human resources, and internal organizational infrastructure. 
  • Lead on the drafting of annual budgets to be submitted to the Coordinating Team for approval. Oversee GNDN finances, including monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place.
  • Work with relevant staff to build/manage/expand GNDN’s fundraising/development strategy and ensure the success of its implementation. 
  • Responsible for managing GNDN’s development director and ensuring that the coalition achieves its financial goals, as well as representing the GNDN with key funders/donors. 

Coalition Building

  • Responsible for facilitating the GNDN 15-member Coordinating Team in order to maintain and deepen alignment. 
  • Lead the staff  Coordinating Team, and state leaders on the implementation and advancement of GNDN’s overall strategic plan.
  • Work with key stakeholders across the coalition to regularly evaluate GNDN’s ability to invest in long-term strategies to build power for climate justice, shift the narrative, and advance state and federal legislative and policy efforts to win a Green New Deal.  
  • Work with coalition leaders, key national actors and staff on developing the internal capacity required to pass, implement, and defend legislation at the federal and state level. 
  • Identify, develop, and manage strategic partnerships across sectors and movements, with an emphasis on environmental justice, climate justice, racial justice, gender justice, economic justice, and social justice movements broadly. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Coordinating Team is clear on upcoming decisions, that there is adequate facilitation and process to move through said decisions, and that what is decided is successfully translated to the staff team. 

Required Experience, Skills, and Characteristics: The Director will need to be a dynamic leader with a documented history of working with a diversity of organizations, leaders, and communities in the fight for climate justice. The ideal candidate will have experience working with grassroots organizations on the frontline of the climate justice movement, institutions committed to legislative fights, and coalitions working to gain greater internal clarity and alignment across differences. The ideal candidate will also be innovative, with a sharp analysis and the ability to lead the development and implementation of shared vision and strategy; offer high level policy analysis; have federal and/or state legislative advocacy experience; and a demonstrated track record of either working with or building dynamic, sustainable, powerful coalitions. 

The Director for GNDN must be a collaborative leader who thrives leading and working in teams. They must also be:

  • A problem-solver, capable of building confidence across a team that must often navigate challenging decisions and organizational differences while working to move the GNDN towards greater clarity around the purpose, function, and work of the coalition;
  • A critical thinker with high integrity, hands-on attitude, and a passionate problem-solving spirit with a commitment to climate justice, just and equitable transition, oppressed communities/peoples, and centering the leadership of those on the frontlines of these struggles
  • A life-long learner, willing to grow with a team and coalition full of diverse experiences; and
  • A powerful facilitator, who can distinguish generative conflict from tensions that threaten internal alignment and clarity. 
  • A leader who understands the value of legislative fights, grassroot organizing, and building national coalitions with an eye towards climate justice. 

Relevant work experience should include:

  • At least 10 years of coalition building experience, including leading a staff with success managing coalition partners, including juggling organizational interests, capacity, and relationships;
  • Experience managing a senior team of Director-level experts with a diverse range in expertise and experience; 
  • Experience in navigating inside/outside strategies, specifically understanding the importance of building grassroots capacity to build power that can win climate justice as well as advance a strategy that is intersectional and encomasses racial, gender and economic justice. 
  • Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to delegate and track assignments; and
  • Commitment to justice for Indigenous, Black and POC communities, commitment to intersectionality, and to racial, gender and economic justice.  

Compensation and Benefit Package: The annual salary range for the Director, depending on experience, is $145,000 – $165,000. The GNDN will provide a generous benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance; vacation, sick, and personal time off; a retirement plan; and assorted other benefits.

Location: This position is remote, applicants can be based anywhere in the United States. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: GNDN requires all full-time, exempt employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination per CDC guidelines, unless a medical or religious accommodation is requested and approved. Reasonable time frames for compliance will be provided for candidates who need to complete a full vaccination cycle under this policy. Please reach out to jobs@greennewdealnetwork.org if you have further questions or concerns about this policy and how it may apply to your candidacy at GNDN.

Equity Statement: The Green New Deal Network is an equal opportunity employer committed to racial, economic, and social justice. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. 

Application Process: Submit a cover letter and resume, saved together as a single PDF attachment, at http://bit.ly/GNDNapplicants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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