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Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating officer

Location: San Francisco, CA

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.

Position Summary

The Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) will join Energy Foundation at an exciting time in the foundation’s strategic evolution. The organization is energized by its new CEO, Jason Mark, stepping into the role after more than a decade of serving Energy Foundation in an executive leadership capacity. Over a year into a major strategy refresh and rapid geographic expansion, the organization is poised to advance a number of key operational initiatives to be led by the COO, including a broad assessment of internal systems, processes, and communication that will help EF continue to scale its strategies and impact. Energy Foundation also has recently decided to strengthen its commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work with the COO playing a central role in helping the organization meet its goals. The COO reports directly to the CEO and is a member of Energy Foundation’s Management Team. The COO also is secretary and treasurer of the board.

Learn more about this position and how to apply here.

How to Apply

Energy Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more information and to learn how to apply, please see the position profile on the Waldron website