Title: U.S. Programs Program Director, Coalition for Green Capital

Application Link: https://coalitionforgreencapital.com/open-positions/program-director-u-s-programs/

Position Summary

The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), a leader in Green Banks and innovative clean energy finance, seeks an experienced clean energy consultant, finance, policy or advocacy professional to lead multiple projects advancing Green Bank development and creation in the U.S. at the federal and state level.

CGC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has worked at the forefront of public-private investment in renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure for a decade. CGC has helped to establish multiple Green Banks in the U.S. that have driven over $5 billion of clean energy investment. CGC has also led and organized the campaign to create a national green bank called the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator, a $100 billion institution that would transform the clean energy investment landscape in the U.S.

The green bank movement is at a critical juncture, with demand for state green banks rising rapidly to meet the opportunity for a federal green bank, which is closer to passage in Congress than ever before. The next 6 months will be the most crucial in the history of U.S. green banks, and CGC is looking for a growing leader to join the effort at this key moment of opportunity.

Role and Specific Responsibilities

The new Program Director will be responsible for spearheading a portfolio of geographic-based Green Bank initiatives in the U.S. The nature of this work will range from early-stage efforts where stakeholders are beginning to explore the concept of a Green Bank, to defined projects focused on the start-up and operations of a new Green Bank. In addition to work at the state and local level, the Program Director will also play a key role in the federal campaign, engaging with key stakeholders to both build support and identify specific investment opportunities for the Accelerator. As the Accelerator moves closer to passage, the Program Director will increasingly focus on preparing for operations and launch of the entity in coordination with state green bank partners.

Tasks associated with these projects include:

  • Activating stakeholders around Green Bank priorities at the state, local, and federal level; examples of key stakeholder groups include: environmental justice advocates, project developers, policymakers, utilities, and financiers.
  • Identifying the strategic need and investment opportunity for a Green Bank in a particular geography and building hypotheses of what financing activities a Green Bank should prioritize.
  • Interviewing market participants to build buy-in and validate these hypotheses.
  • Distilling the key findings of this work into outputs that drive action, including written reports, slide materials for webinars, and other formats to reach a wide range of potential audiences.
  • Leading the implementation and launch of that Green Bank as needed.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in consulting, finance, policy research, advocacy or related role or field.
  • Highly entrepreneurial; able to take initiative and take action without explicit direction, and comfortable operating independently in ambiguous project situations.
  • Highly focused on execution and output, not process.
  • Experience engaging external stakeholders in information collection and decision-making processes.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, often deadline-driven environment.
  • Enthusiasm for creating an impact at a mission-driven organization.
  • Experience scoping and executing research projects, including experience collecting, organizing, and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Experience working with or on projects that address low-income, disadvantaged communities, or environmental justice preferred.
  • Strong project management skills with proven success at meeting deadlines and adapting to shifting priorities.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s or other advanced degree preferred but not necessary.

Location

Prior to COVID-19, CGC maintained offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. The CGC team is now working fully remote. CGC plans to evaluate its location policy before the end of the year, but does not anticipate a mandatory in-person office presence for the remainder of 2021.

Compensation

The compensation range for this role is $85,000-$105,000. Benefits include 50% coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) with match after one year of employment, and paid family leave.

About Coalition for Green Capital

The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) is a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the growth of clean energy through the creation of Green Banks. CGC offers a unique and proven capacity as the leading creator, advocate, and expert on Green Banks since 2009 and works directly to support the formation of Green Banks with governmental and civil society partners. CGC also provides on-going consulting and guidance to operating Green Banks, and operates the American Green Bank Consortium industry group.

CGC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For more information, visit coaitionforgreencapital.com

To Apply

To submit questions or an application, please contact CGC by email at cgc@coalitionforgreencapital.com. Your application should consist of a resume and a brief cover letter highlighting your interest and background for this role. CGC will review applications on a rolling basis.

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