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Executive Director of Green Energy Institute

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/20/2020

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Working at Lewis & Clark College

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Job Purpose

The Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School (GEI) seeks applicants to become the organization's executive director. The executive director will be responsible for the organization's management, staff supervision, development and fundraising, and project design and implementation. Applicants should have a JD degree, at least 8-10 years experience in the energy sector, and be committed to GEI's work. GEI's mission is to develop and help implement effective strategies to accelerate energy decarbonization.

What You'll Do

Leadership, Organizational Development, and Substantive Work

Develop and implement strategic and fiscal plans.
Develop new projects and partnerships.
Supervise projects and staff to produce high-quality work.
Create educational opportunities for the community.
Enhance experiential learning opportunities for fellows and law students.
Actively engage, energize, and recruit advisory council members and alumni.
Supervise GEI’s work with partnering organizations.
Oversee GEI’s fundraising, work with donors, and other possible contributors to GEI.

Front-end and Back-end Fundraising Planning and Management

Supervise and coordinate fundraising activities focused on foundations, individual donors, and events, including relationship management.
Direct grant proposal development, management and submission and grant reporting.
Lead individual donor cultivation.
Supervise event planning and implementation.
Bear sole responsibility for development of new strategies for new donors and funders.

Community Engagement

Serve as the lead representative of the organization in the community.
Develop new and maintain existing relationships with partners in the community
Supervise GEI’s presentations at public hearings, with elected officials, and regulators
Oversee GEI’s ongoing work with current partners and lead efforts to develop new projects to increase impact and desired outcomes.
Supervise and lead substantive policy research and presentations to community members, government officials, and other parties.

Communications and Outreach

Supervise regular communication outreach.
Exercise sole responsibility over communications strategy by managing current list of supporters through digital communications: e-newsletter, social media, and website.
Develop publication strategies for GEI’s work, events, publications, and impacts.
Oversee relationship-building with local elected officials, non-profit partners, and new students.
Lead communication with donors, including grant reports, grant applications, and other donor-oriented work.

Staff Supervision

Directly responsible for hiring, terminating, performance management, and evaluation of employees/student workers.

Must Haves

Doctoral/JD degree in Energy or Environmental Law
8-10 years of experience in the energy sector
Leadership and management skills, including past work overseeing projects and programs.
Experience or ability to direct staff members, develop strategic plans, oversee substantive projects, and develop and manage budgets.
Legal research and analysis skills, including deep understanding of electricity regulation, electricity markets, zero-carbon technologies, electricity decarbonization policies.
Excellent writing and communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively to multiple constituencies (funders, board of advisors, elected officials, agency employees, staff, faculty, students, regulators, etc.).
Fundraising skills that demonstrate candidates ability to successfully earn revenue from private foundations, public grants, individuals, and major donors through events, contracts, and digital fundraising; this includes an understanding of: accessing and working with grant proposal and reporting portals, technical grant language (metrics reporting, monitoring plans, etc.), and relationship management skills.
Advanced computing skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) for professional use.
Proficiency in online data-tracking including analytics such as through Google, NationBuilder, WordPress, or Constant Contact.
Proficiency in online collaborative communication tools (Skype, Zoom, Google Documents, Dropbox, Moodle, etc.).
Experience with e-newsletter tools (Constant Contact, NationBuilder, MailChimp, Emma).

Nice to Haves

10+ years of experience working with donors, experts, government officials, etc.

Work Schedule

Negotiable full time or part time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Physical Requirements

The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
Climbing stairs, standing, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing

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