About Energy Foundation
Energy Foundation’s nonprofit mission is to serve the public interest by building a strong clean energy economy. Pragmatic and nonpartisan, the foundation supports education and analysis to promote policy solutions that build markets for clean energy technology. Advancing renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation and other solutions can open doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution.
A partnership of leading foundations launched Energy Foundation in 1991 and Energy Foundation China in 1999. In the U.S., we advance energy efficiency and renewable energy in the power, transportation, and buildings sectors. The Policy and Public Engagement programs focus on strategy development, policy innovation, and campaign design, while the Strategic Communications Program develops capacities and strategies in the regions and nationally. The States and Regions Team is a cross-disciplinary team of policy, communications, and campaign experts dedicated to advancing strong state and regional climate and clean energy policies.
For more than 25 years we have supported grantees to help educate policymakers and the general public about the health and economic benefits of a clean energy economy. Grantees include business, health, labor, environmental, faith, equity, free-market, and consumer groups, as well as policy experts, military organizations, think tanks, and universities.
Energy Foundation’s founding office is in San Francisco, CA, with additional offices in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; and Las Vegas, NV.
The primary responsibilities of the Funder Relations and Operations Manager, Strategic Partnerships, are to support the work of the Strategic Partnerships (SP) teams in the U.S. and China and manage related processes and systems. Using strong organizational, administrative, and communications skills, the person in this position is expected to manage all of SP’s systems and operations and the technical requirements that go with them. Partnership across teams, particularly Programs, Finance, and IT is essential, as is working with those teams to establish priorities, set goals, and track outcomes. The Funder Relations and Operations Manager reports to the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships.
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
- Five or more years of experience in project management and providing administrative support for multiple individuals.
- Project management. Experience advancing multiple projects that involve complex issues, various stakeholders, and deadlines to a successful completion.
- Experience supporting multiple priorities and juggling a variety of tasks for one or more individuals in a team environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and work experience in one or more of the following areas: philanthropy, project management, energy, climate, public policy.
- Technical skills: Salesforce experience preferred, prior experience with relational database systems. Advanced skills in Excel or similar spreadsheets preferred. A minimum of intermediate skill level using PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook, preferably in a Mac environment; familiarity with Google Drive/Docs.
Ability to travel two to three times a year for two to three business days at a time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to spend extended hours at the computer. This position requires moderate levels of domestic travel.
Energy Foundation is located in the Bently Reserve building in San Francisco, a LEED certified establishment, easily accessible via public transportation. The office environment is a typical office, with moderate noise levels, shared kitchen facilities, and a collegial atmosphere. This position resides in open shared office space. On occasion, there are activities or events after work hours. Occasional travel is required.
Energy Foundation provides a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, disability, and retirement benefits and paid time off.
Energy Foundation staff work in service of a clean energy future for all. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.