Part-Time Executive Director
Climate Clock seeks a thoughtful, creative and dynamic Executive Director to work with the Co-founders on this growing, global project.
About Climate Clock:
The Climate Clock is a simple, effective and viral tool being used by activists and policy-makers around the world: a clock that clearly displays the window of time remaining to prevent global warming rising above 1.5°C (our “DEADLINE”), while simultaneously tracking our progress on key systemic solutions (our “LIFELINES”). By showing us what we need to do by when, the Clock keeps the world’s attention focused on our critical mission — a rapid and bold transition to a safe, just climate future. The Clock broke the Internet when it first launched in 2020. Now, with clocks & grassroots teams in 40+ countries, and in the hands of climate leaders from Greta Thunberg and King Charles III, Governor Jay Inslee, President Addo of Ghana to Hollywood Director Adam McKay, the Clock is having global impact. The current climate timelines touted by most governments are dangerously behind what the science is actually telling us. But the Climate Clock’s unique combination of cultural power and scientific legitimacy provides the missing ingredient to reset our timeline, and champion the real solutions we need. The project is fiscally-sponsored by Climate 2025. Join the team! Let’s #ActInTime!
Position Overview: The Executive Director (ED) will be a key member of the Climate Clock senior leadership team and will come in at the same level as the Co-founders (CEO and Chief Strategy Officer). This role would give the ED the opportunity to work closely with the CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, oversee fundraising and stakeholder engagement, hone their strategic leadership skills with and help build out the team as needed.
Structure: Fully remote with team members in different time zones; with some travel to do in person for fundraising, events and stakeholder management. The ED would have considerable freedom to create their own work schedule apart from a few weekly standing meetings that overlap with Eastern US time zones.
Our Commitment to Equity, Justice and Inclusion: Climate Clock aspires to be an inclusive and liberatory project. We value a diversity of life experiences and perspectives on our team. We strongly encourage applicants who identify as persons of color, women, and/or gender nonconforming to apply. We are an equal-opportunity employer.
- Start at $40 per hour and 20 hours a week (equivalent to full-time salary of $80k+)
- Weekly hours could increase based on performance and funds raised
Position Description & Responsibilities
Climate Clock is looking to hire an Executive Director at the same level as the co-founders for the first time. As such the exact division of responsibilities will be determined based on the skills, experience and perspectives on the person joining.
Shared responsibilities will include support CEO and Chief Strategy Officer with leadership bandwidth across the following areas:
- Manage key stakeholder relationships (board of advisors, donors, key organizational partners, etc.)
- Co-lead development of long-term strategy for the organization
- Work with leadership team to create business & strategic plans for achieving goals and objectives
- Strategize key campaigns and work with the team in implementing them at key milestones through the year
- Drive strategic partnerships to further build community awareness and expand programs
- Work with fundraising team on developing fundraising and participate in fundraising as needed
- Serve as a face of the organization by being one of the key spokespeople; participate in external events to increase visibility, credibility, and market brand
- Drive organizational brand awareness, top-line messaging and positioning in tandem with the communications team
- Build and lead an effective team that’s dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission through highly successful programs, community engagement, and fundraising
- Work with senior leadership team to manage operations of the organization, assessing resourcing requirements, providing executive direction for program strategies and efficiencies, compliance, and quality assurance
Required skills and qualifications
- The ideal candidate is an innate collaborator, enthusiastic about being part of a Co-Director leadership team and experimenting with a shared leadership model.
- Ten or more years of experience in senior management, preferably with nonprofit organizations, with at least five years of dedicated social movement experience
- Knowledge of leadership and management principles for nonprofit organizations
- Proven success working with stakeholders
- Entrepreneurial mindset, with innovative approach to business & strategic planning
- Passion for justice; commitment and broad knowledge of social justice and climate justice landscape
- Dynamic and charismatic team player who enjoys being the public face of an organization
- Has high empathy and skills fostering inclusion and building group cohesion
Preferred skills and qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business, human resources, or finance
- Experience in leading teams
- Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills
- Comfortable working remotely as part of a virtual, internationally-distributed team
- Experience working in (or volunteering in) progressive social movements
- Familiarity with climate justice
- Strategic campaign creation and management experience OR Has worked in electoral or issue-based campaigns and understands the pace and structure of campaigns
- Has business development experience
- Creative approaches to messaging and campaigning