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The CEO, Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), is a member of the Clinton Foundation's senior leadership team with specific responsibility for leading and managing the Foundation’s climate change iniative with a focus on the Islands Energy Program. The Islands Energy Program, started in 2012, works with island nations to accelerate their transition to renewable energy through national strategic planning, project implementation, and local capacity building. This year the Islands Energy Program will expand to at least 3 new countries in the Caribbean.
The CEO will provide leadership and guidance to CCI staff, collaborate closely with other Clinton Foundation programs including the Clinton Global Initiative, to advance the impact of CCI. The CEO will lead strategic planning for the climate change iniative and engage program stakeholders including government, the private sector and other NGO partners, and mobilize existing and new resources to support the program. The CEO will lead efforts on grant applications and other funding opportunities in partnership with the Foundation’s development team.
The CEO will have responsibility for the strategy and direction of the CCI program. Working with Foundation leadership, the CEO will determine the strategic vision and funding path for the program.
Leadership and Strategic Direction of the Clinton Climate Initiative
Budgeting and Grants Management
Communication and Representation
Development of Future Opportunities
Additional Repsonsibliities and Occasional Duties
Serve on project steering committees, composed of senior members of relevant government departments to advise and oversee progress in implementing renewable energy transition
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position, it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the positions.
1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed):
• Minimum Required: Bachelor’s Degree in relevant fields
• Preferred: Masters in Environmental Science, Engineering, Business, or Public Policy.
2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed):
• Minimum Required: 7 years’ experience leading high-performing teams, working in project/program management with a focus in climate change, green economy preferred. Experience working with high-level government officials and industry stakeholders preferred. Fundraising and grantwriting experience required.
• Preferred: 10 years of experience in areas described above
3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:
• High-level understanding and knowledge of environment and energy policy; international relations.
• Knowledge and experience related to strategic partnership management;
• Exposure to multi-cultural issues and a cultural sensitivity.
• Expertise with energy financing and business models – including innovative financing models for renewable energy projects, energy efficiency savings reinvestment initiatives, rate tariffs and structures preferred. Experience with economic analysis and modeling.
4. Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi-Task, etc.):
• Strong team-work and collaborative approach capacity;
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation and strategic thinking capabilities;
5. Additional Comments
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally, and work on multiple time zones, as necessary.
• Ability to work remotely, given projects will be based in a number of different countries.
Office Environment: Constant computer work requiring repetitive motion, prolonged sitting and sustained visual/mental demands. Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which may be heavy (>15 lbs.) and require use of carts.
Travel Environment: Occasional long-distance travel (sometimes to developing countries) which may require walking distances, lifting and carrying luggage and boxes (>25 lbs.) or prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.
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