Executive Director

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Minneapolis, MN
United States

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The Executive Director leads and inspires Climate Generation staff, Board and stakeholders to advance our mission while upholding and promoting our guiding principles. The E.D. will ensure that the organization continues its journey to becoming an anti-racist organization that develops and advances equitable climate solutions. The E.D. manages the organization’s financial and human resources to continue our growth trajectory and currently has three direct reports.

Primary Areas of Responsibility

  • Strategy & Planning  — Provide strategic direction and a strong vision for the organization to guide the work in the long-term and in the day-to-day implementation of programming; lead the organization’s efforts in centering anti-racism and systemic equity; support and develop organizational leadership and empower staff, Board and stakeholders to fulfill our mission.
  • Board Governance and Financial Oversight — Advise and provide information and insights to the Board of Directors to engage them and support strong governance and oversight; ensure support for Board and committees to advance organizational goals; create and monitor the annual budget; ensure legal and financial compliance.
  • Development & External Relations — In collaboration with the Senior Director of Development, Marketing and Communications provide thoughtful and creative leadership to achieve fundraising and communications goals; develop new, and strengthen existing, relationships with donors and stakeholders; serve as a primary face and voice of Climate Generation to increase impact and visibility.
  • Programming – In collaboration with the Senior Director of Programs provide thoughtful and creative leadership to achieve programmatic goals; lead organizational decision-making and strategic response to organizational and sector challenges; support the development and effective implementation of Climate Generation’s policy agenda.
  • Operations – Ensure organizational culture and processes align with organizational commitment to addressing systemic equity and anti-racism; guide internal systems and processes that nurture cross-functional teams that operate effectively and efficiently; seek opportunities to grow professionally and encourage professional development of staff; sustain a healthy and equitable work environment.


The ideal candidate will bring an empowering management and leadership style and an understanding of the climate crisis and its impact on our communities, with the ability to lead and manage a growing and dynamic organization. Specific qualifications include:

  • Progressive leadership and management experience with a strong passion for climate change issues
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative leadership environment with the ability to meet the diverse needs of internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of communities impacted by climate change
  • Ability to lead the organization as it fulfills its commitment to center anti-racism
  • Experience with nonprofit fundraising and financial management
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Strong personal integrity and communication skills, with the ability to inspire others to take action
  • Ability to build and support effective teams in a hybrid work environment
  • Ability to effectively oversee a complex nonprofit with multiple programs with experience in public policy, education, and/or advocacy preferred
  • Authenticity and an interest in having fun at work

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Climate Generation actively recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by law. We actively seek to build and maintain a diverse workforce and foster the leadership of people of color, Indigenous people, people from working-class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+, and all people of varying and intersecting identities. We value and actively recruit people whose identities and life experiences give them a direct stake in the movement for climate justice. We especially encourage Black, Native, Brown, POC, Indigenous, LGBT, and Queer candidates to apply for this position.

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How to Apply:

The position will remain open until filled, with the first screening of candidates on or about July 15, 2022. Send cover letter and resume as one pdf document to hr@climategeneration.org.

Contact Roger Meyer at roger@mightyconsulting.org or 651-338-5318 with any questions or to learn more.

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Salary Range: $125,000–$145,000, plus benefits