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Executive Director

California, United States
$150,000.00 - $200,000.00
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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We fight for a world beyond fossil fuels. is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organising, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organisers in over 188 countries. Our strength comes from community, and the conviction that people are the most powerful agents of change. Our core belief is that the only way to achieve real climate justice is to strengthen, empower, and grow the climate movement. We work with people across the world to oppose those wrecking our climate and to fight for a sustainable future. 

Together, we have achieved extraordinary things, mobilising millions of people worldwide, winning campaigns to move trillions of dollars away from the fossil fuel industry, and stopping dirty coal, oil and gas plants and pipelines. As we turn 15, we are embarking on a new strategic direction. We identified that our strongest contribution to the climate movement is in the evolution of our work; leveraging our strength in grassroots organising, online campaigns, and mass public actions that bring the hyperlocal to the truly global, to campaign not only against the fossil fuel industry, but for the community-centred renewable energy solutions needed to achieve true climate and energy justice; and to do so in ways that are creative, collaborative, and rooted in care. We unite around the values elaborated here.  

We take on ambitious fights – and we often win! is now seeking an outstanding leader to join as its Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership of, enabling the organisation to execute its mission and theory of change, and to be capable of catalysing the climate solutions that science and justice demand in this decisive decade. The ED will be a visionary and inclusive leader capable of driving systemic change at scale and pace, to work with staff, partners and allies to take the courageous action needed to respond to the crisis we face, and to engage with a wide range of actors from grassroots movements to international donors.

The ideal ED will be a proven leader, with an understanding of leadership in both organisational and movement-building, and a deep passion for the power of people to create change. They will bring knowledge and experience across fundraising, programmes, operations and management, and be able to work with the Executive Team to lead in full alignment with its values. As the face of, the ED will require excellent, and inspirational, communication and ambassadorial skills to represent at the highest possible levels. Crucially, and perhaps most importantly, the ED will demonstrate an unwavering commitment to environmental justice whilst upholding's values and supporting a workplace that is grounded in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to Perrett Laver: Executive Director quoting reference 7252. The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Monday 27th May.

In seeking a highly talented leader, we are looking for global candidates who are preferably but not exclusively, based in, or can relocate to, a country that might legally be able to employ a position of this seniority. These countries are currently South Africa, United States, United Kingdom, Kenya, and The Netherlands. Candidates looking to be based outside of these registered countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

The salary for the role will vary based on location and experience and the range will start at $150kUSD-$200kUSD. The salary will be benchmarked across our different regions of operation and paid in the regional currency. 

We honor the value of perspectives informed by diverse lived and learned experiences, and strongly encourage applications from people belonging to communities impacted disproportionately by environmental, social, and economic injustice, currently underrepresented in leadership positions across the global sector. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, sexual identity, political orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.

To confidentially get in touch about this role, or for advice on your application please email George Hourmouzios at

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