San Francisco, California
About the Energy Foundation

The 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 and energy efficiency can open doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. 

A partnership of leading foundations launched the 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 and campaign design, while the Strategic Communications Program develops capacities and strategies in the regions and nationally. The States & 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, and consumer groups, as well as policy experts, military organizations, think tanks, and universities.

The foundation’s headquarters are in San Francisco, CA, with satellite locations in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; and Las Vegas, NV. Energy Foundation China offices are located in Beijing, China.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, and a key member of the Operations Team, the Director of Human Resources will lead and manage the Energy Foundation’s talent, human resources, and administrative functions in its headquarters and four regional offices. At an exciting time in the organization’s evolution, this role will help ensure the Energy Foundation is an exceptional place to work and grow, and strengthen the organization’s workforce, operational infrastructure, and management practices. The Director is expected to stay current with developments and successful practices in human resources and technology, and be comfortable operating at both a strategic and hands-on level.

The Director of Human Resources will be a relationship-focused change leader who has a deep belief in the power of this work to change organizations and communities. S/he will be a culture carrier who models a sense of respect and humanity and applies a growth lens to employee learning. Focused on feedback and accountability, s/he will model strong partnership, flexibility, and the ability to be candid while kind.  

We are working with Koya Leadership Partners, a recruiting firm, to fill this position. To learn more or apply for this position, please see the full position profile here.