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19 Oct 2023

Full-Time Associate Director – Remote

Global Energy Monitor – Posted by shuanher Anywhere

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Job Description


Global Energy Monitor is expanding its executive team by adding a second Associate Director. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director will share the full spectrum of executive responsibilities for GEM, including strategic planning, development of new programs, fundraising, hiring, staff support, partnerships, technology development, budgeting, and outreach. The position will provide specific leadership on coal, gas, oil, and renewable energy, with an emphasis on integrating GEM’s strategy, programs, outreach, and partnership development on energy transition issues.

The Challenge

According to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), we have less than a decade to make massive and unprecedented changes in the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To meet that challenge, Global Energy Monitor is creating trackers and other tools to provide detailed information on energy facilities, sponsors, and financing.

About Global Energy Monitor

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is a network of researchers developing information for the worldwide climate and clean energy movement. Since the organization’s founding in 2007, GEM’s research has become an essential tool for activists, journalists, policymakers, and scientists. GEM’s data and reports are used and cited by organizations ranging from Greenpeace to The Wall Street Journal. GEM’s information is used by Bloomberg Terminals, the International Energy Agency, the IPCC, Climate Analytics, Carbon Tracker Initiative, and hundreds of others.

Note: GEM does not have a central office; instead, GEM works with employees to create suitable home offices catered to the needs of their role. Remote staff need not be based in the United States.

Position Summary and Duties

  • Strategic planning. As part of the executive team, the Associate Director will support the development and maintenance of a strategic plan to guide the development of continuing programs and new initiatives, especially for coal, oil, gas, renewables/other, and the energy transition.
  • Budgeting. The Associate Director will work with the coal, oil/gas, and renewables/other departments to develop and adapt budgets throughout the course of the year.
  • Funding. With support from the Executive Director, the Associate Director will contribute to the development of the organization’s funding strategy.  In collaboration with the program directors and the grants manager, the Associate Director will develop project-level funding plans and reports. in the areas of oil/gas, coal, renewables/other, and the energy transition.
  • Staff recruitment, hiring, and support. In collaboration with the HR Manager and the Program Directors for oil/gas, coal, and renewables/other, the Associate Director will create job descriptions, develop recruitment plans, hire new staff, and support staff training and professional development.
  • Program management. The Associate Director will work with the leadership team to oversee and support GEM’s programs covering oil/gas, coal, renewables/other, and the energy transition. This may include meeting regularly with project managers and program directors to provide support and ensure that projects are running well, managing researcher time across multiple projects, assisting with the development of existing and new program areas, and researching and implementing best practices in project management.
  • Partnerships, outreach, and media. Together with the Program Directors for oil/gas, coal, renewables/other, and the energy transition, the Associate Director will develop relationships with partner organizations and represent GEM to the media and in public forums.
  • Organizational structure, culture, and communications. As an executive leader, the Associate Director will set an example of decorum and integrity, displaying the qualities of openness, diligence, dedication, kindness, fairness, and community-mindedness. Working with the executive team, the Associate Director will ensure that GEM’s culture is positive and affirming and that internal channels of communication, organizational structure, and chains of command are fair, effective, sensible, and well structured.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities. Supervise 4-6 staff.

Education & Experience

Applicants who tailor their resume and cover letter to these requirements will be prioritized.

The following experience and skills are required for this position:

  • Fluency in English
  • Advanced degree in climate policy, energy, non-profit leadership, or other related field
  • 10+ years of professional work experience related to climate and/or energy work
  • 5+ years of experience supervising and mentoring staff

The following experience and skills are desired for this position:

  • Supervision. Experience with supervising in distributed work environments
  • Energy transition knowledge. Demonstrated expertise and leadership on topics relevant to GEM’s program, in particular energy systems and their environmental impacts, and efforts to promote the supply-side transition from fossil to clean energy.
  • Programmatic creativity and accomplishment. A track record of initiating and developing new program areas, and attracting, motivating, and supporting high-performing teams. Demonstrated high-level writing, presentation, and speaking skills.
  • Strategic development. Demonstrated expertise and leadership in programmatic strategy.
  • Technical expertise. Demonstrated capacity to manage technically sophisticated programs.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Demonstrated leadership in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Relationship building. Excellent relationship-building skills with the ability to engage with diverse audiences; be attentive to others’ feelings, thoughts, and motivations; and earn trust by consistently demonstrating integrity, authenticity, and professional competence.

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. The salary is $142,500 per year for locations in the United States. Salary and benefits differ for those based outside of the US and may be discussed on an individual basis.

Benefits include (US Based Employees):

  • 100% paid health, vision, dental insurance for employee & contribution towards dependent coverage
  • Long-term disability and worker’s compensation insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 5% employer match
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, plus 18 holidays, 15 sick leave days, and other leave
  • Remote work stipend
  • Home office set up & ergonomics reimbursement
  • Paid 12-week sabbatical leave after five years
  • Paid parental leave

Application Requirements

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and this listing will remain open until filled. Applicants must provide a resume, a cover letter, one writing sample, and one presentation sample.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

Hiring Practices

Equal Employment: Global Energy Monitor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment determinations at GEM are based exclusively on the needs of the organization, specific job requirements, and a candidate’s individual qualifications. These determinations are made without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, age, physical, mental, and/or sensory disability, sex, orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, medical history, or military service. GEM is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Accommodations: We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected] 

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How to Apply

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Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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