Deputy Executive Director
- District of Columbia, United States
- $150,000.00 - $155,000.00
- Closing date
- Jun 23, 2023
- Position Type
- Executive, Programs, Grant Administration, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Accounting and Finance, Human Resources
- Advocacy, Environment, Other Fields
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Earthworks aims to dismantle systems of injustice and oppression
on the way toward a clean energy, responsibly resourced, more
democratic and equitable future for all. Toward this end, we are
working to end oil, gas, and plastics expansion, protect climate
and health from oil and gas methane pollution, and ensure that the
renewable energy transition does not shift burdens upon
mining-impacted communities. Earthworks has a primarily-remote
staff of over 45 employees.
The Deputy Executive Director will partner closely with the Executive Director to create and achieve an organizational development vision that optimizes organizational health and sustainability and develops implementation strategies and measures of success. The Deputy Executive Director reports to the Executive Director, and oversees strategic planning, philanthropy, finance, operations, and human resources, including advising and supervising team leads in these areas, all through a lens of anti-oppression.
The ideal candidate will work across departments and bring leadership expertise, advance organizational effectiveness, and practice intersectionality in the organization. The Deputy Executive Director will work actively in support of direct reports and their teams to develop SMARTIE goals, track progress toward goals, and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of leaders. Earthworks values a collaborative culture, built on trust and respect with a hunger to acknowledge and improve equitable organizational practices.
The Deputy Executive Director will oversee the following areas:
Supports the Executive Director in
developing Earthworks’ vision, mission alignment, strategic goals,
and identifying strategic opportunities for the organization.
Leads the process and develops the
framework for strategic and annual planning by enabling staff to
construct SMARTIE (Strategic, Measurable, Ambitious, Realistic,
Timebound, Inclusive, and Equitable) goals, strategies, and
Works with team leads to establish
benchmarks to track progress towards goals over the course of the
year and ensure consistency in expectations throughout the
Provides strategic guidance to the
Philanthropy team on organizational fundraising priorities and
growth opportunities consistent with strategic planning.
Oversees and collaborates with the
Philanthropy Director and Philanthropy team to develop
organizational funding strategies, goals, and metrics for measuring
progress that enable Earthworks to achieve its mission and
strategic plan goals.
Ensures that the Philanthropy team
has the resources it needs to operate effectively and meet its
Ensures that the Philanthropy team is
effectively collaborating with the program and Finance teams to
manage the requirements of foundation grants and other restricted
Facilitates strategic collaboration
between the Philanthropy and Communications teams in developing and
implementing strategies to advance Earthworks’ marketing, branding,
and supporter acquisition and engagement efforts.
Finance and Operations
Oversees the Finance and Operations
Director to provide sound financial management of the
organization’s budget and finances.
Collaborates with the Finance and
Operations Director in creating the organizational, team, and
program budgets and assists as needed with income and expense
Ensures that the Finance team, in
collaboration with the Philanthropy and program teams, is tracking
and reporting expenses for grants and other restricted income
sources accurately and in compliance with grant and gift
Maintains the operational needs and
functions of our virtual organization as well as our Washington DC
based headquarters and our 2 satellite offices.
HR and Organizational Health
Optimizes operational systems,
processes and policies, management reporting, information flow, and
Works closely with the Director of
Talent and Equity to lead Earthworks’ Monitoring, Evaluation, and
Learning processes, individual performance management, compensation
processes, and assists with HR needs.
Ensures that there are sufficient
resources for organizational health built into the organizational
Supports the Director of Talent and
Equity to ensure compliance with applicable laws, address legal
issues, and contract review.
Ensures that interdepartmental
requests are communicated and resolved in a timely manner to
internal and external parties.
Supports Board and committee meetings
At least 7 years of experience in
management and operations; previous non-profit experience
Comfort and/or experience with public
advocacy for change
Significant experience advancing
equity as a mission-critical facet of senior leadership, including
substantial employee engagement; inclusive behaviors and
organizational culture; identification, coaching, and management of
equity-related competencies and skills in the workplace; and
recruiting a workforce that is diverse by gender, race, class, and
sexual orientation, among other important group identities
Excellent organizational, coaching,
and leadership skills
Demonstrated track record of
excellence or a commitment to learning and growth in each of the
following technical, leadership and relational skills,:
Operations and project management in
a non-profit environment
Financial management and budget
Utilizing technology for HR systems
(ATS, HRIS, etc.)
Comfortable with Mac operating
system, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite
Strategy to action planning, tracking
Leading an organization to make
progress toward goals
Decision-making process development,
implementation, and improvement
Staff supervision, overseeing team
supervision, and ensuring performance accountability while managing
Understanding of philanthropy and
prior experience with fundraising are desirable
We seek staff who:
Succeed and thrive in environments
with competing and changing priorities
Have track records of building solid,
collaborative working relationships across differences and who
enjoy and are committed to collaboration
Are committed to embedding equity in
all organizational internal practices and culture, as well as our
Bring openness and engagement to
personal, professional, and organization-wide learning on race,
class, gender, justice, and equity
Are self-starters with solid
attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality
Are active learners who independently
seek new tools and learn work processes quickly
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Earthworks we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
Location, Travel & COVID-19:
This is a remote position based in the US. Some travel will be required assuming air travel and in-person meetings can be done safely; approximately 5-7 US domestic trips per year. Earthworks COVID-19 policies prioritize the health and safety of our employees and the need to minimize the public health threat from COVID-19.
Earthworks requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination (vaccination and booster) against COVID-19. New hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may request an accommodation by contacting Lezlie Griffin, Director of Talent and Equity, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.
Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $164,000-$170,000 annually. Earthworks provides full-time staff with a competitive package of benefits, including employer-paid medical, vision, dental, life, and disability insurance. Additionally, Earthworks offers unlimited paid leave, paid parental leave, and a retirement plan. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualiﬁed disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
How to Apply:
Apply online at https://www.careers-page.com/earthworks-2 only, including a resume and cover letter.
Qualified applicants can expect to complete four selection stages, beginning with an initial phone interview, an artifact submission or performance task, a panel interview, and a final interview with Jennifer Krill, the Executive Director of Earthworks and the direct manager for this role. Additionally, a list of three professional references will be requested.
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