Vice President of Climate & Energy
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
Earthjustice is the premier non-profit environmental law organization. They take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. They wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. The organization partners with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of the time, and bring about positive change. They are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. They achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. With a current operating budget of $65MM and a committed staff of 300, Earthjustice is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Alaska, California, Florida, Mid-Pacific, Northeast, Northern Rockies, Northwest, Rocky Mountain, and Washington DC.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Vice President (VP) of Climate & Energy is a unique global role that will enable the ideal candidate to affect our environment in a positive way while working with and leading some of the best set of passionate litigators and talent that exists. The Vice President develops and oversees the strategic direction and effectiveness of Earthjustice’s Climate and Energy program. This program encompasses our work on fossil fuel energy (on both the supply and demand sides), clean energy, greenhouse gas controls, and related domestic and international climate and energy issues.
The VP reports to the Senior Vice President of Program and is a member of the organization’s Program Leadership Team (PLT), which includes three other program VPs, the VP of Policy and Legislation, the VP of Communications & Marketing and the Senior Director, Program Communications. In partnership with the PLT, the VP works with staff across all regional offices, programs, and departments to coordinate our climate and energy work and maximize its impact.
The VP directly oversees dedicated Coal and Clean Energy Programs, and the Earthjustice International Program, which is focused principally on replacing fossil fuels with clean energy globally. In these programs and the litigation department more broadly, the VP plays a key role in ensuring manager effectiveness and maintaining litigation excellence. As a member of the Program Leadership Team, the VP is responsible for contributing to the institution’s overall programmatic direction and decision-making.
The VP is well-grounded in the work of the whole organization both factually and legally, and seeks to maximize funding opportunities. In practice, this means significant time and attention to fundraising and donor relations, client relations and networking, keeping current on external developments legally, politically, and environmentally, engaging with the Board including with frequent reporting, being an Earthjustice “ambassador” or media spokesperson as needed.
Strategic Direction and Vision for Climate and Energy Program and High-Quality, Effective Litigation
Integration, Coordination, and Intra-Organization Communication
Effective Member of Leadership Team
Board Relations, Education, and Inspiration
External Presence and Voice for Climate and Energy Program
Management (Essential Functions)
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Management (Essential Skills)
- Ability to manage and lead a diverse team in a diverse environment with emotional intelligence and cultural competency.
- Has self-awareness and understands the impact of behaviors and emotional intelligence in the workplace. Also understands team’s strengths and areas for development.
- Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
Earthjustice offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
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Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.