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Hours: Full-time (4-days, 32 hours/week)
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Sick Days, Holidays
Reports to: Executive Director of Green America
Green America is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change. Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors and businesses to create a world that works for all. We deploy marketplace solutions to solve the most pressing social and environmental problems facing society today.
Green America is currently designing our new Center for Industry Transformation, which will bring all of our green economy supply-side work into a powerful new flagship program for Green America. The Center will launch new multi-stakeholder initiatives dedicated to accelerating the shift to environmental sustainability and social justice, while eliminating environmental and human abuses in key areas such as energy, agriculture and manufacturing.
The Center builds on Green America’s work over the years, where we’ve brought together industry groups across supply chains to create major shifts in such areas as solar, community investing, recycled paper procurement, and sustainable agriculture. Our innovation network methodology is effective, compelling, and attracting significant attention as a faster and more effective way to solve some of Society’s most challenging and complex problems.
Our previous supply side work includes Solar Circle, a working group of industry stakeholders committed to renewable energy, which led the dramatic rise of solar power in the last decade. Our Community Capital working group created innovations that poured over $3.2 billion into community investments, from health care clinics to child care centers, in the past five years.
More recently, Green America has formed a working group focused on shifting the supply of commodity crops from predominantly GMO to non-GMO, as a step toward a sustainable agricultural system. One of our pilot programs of this working group will transition upwards of half a million acres of farmland to non-GMO and organic production in the Northeast U.S.
We have also secured funding for, and are in the first stage of development of, two new working groups: Utility of the Future, with the goal of creating the country’s first vertically-integrated,100% renewable energy utility, and Responsible Electronics, with the goal of eliminating toxin exposures in electronics manufacturing.
Green America’s Center for Industry Transformation, with its dedicated, skilled, and specialized staff, will employ a rigorous program development process to ensure that our efforts optimize our social return on investment. We expect the Center to launch at least two major new industry transformation initiatives each year.
Clearly, an initiative such as this requires a strong, experienced director to foster its full potential as both a powerful platform for social change and a thriving social venture. The Director of the Center for Industry Transformation will be responsible for managing the Center and overseeing all of the Center’s Working Groups and Industry Initiatives. The Center Director will be part of the Senior Management Team at Green America and will work in consultation with the Executive Director, the CEO/President, Program Directors for each working group, external consultants, and Project Coordinators to ensure the success of the Center and all its programs.
We anticipate that the Director will test and refine a number of existing and new strategies for catalyzing transformational change toward sustainability, including:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Qualified Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:
How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to K. Kurthn at CITDirector2014@greenamerica.org or to Green America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006
No calls, please.