Invest in Our Future is a national philanthropic effort to build a clean energy economy that generates real benefits for communities across the country — from creating good union jobs and revitalizing local economies to reducing pollution and lowering energy bills. We are hiring roles on our program and operations teams.
The Program Manager works with the Program team to design and implement grantmaking priorities that advance IOF’s agenda. They manage an area of grantmaking, including researching and identifying potential grantees, engaging with grantees to shape proposed areas of work, and coordinating with the IOF operations team on grant execution. The Program Manager will also maintain relationships with relevant experts, connect and convene grantees and stakeholders, and track and evaluate the progress of grantees.
NOTE: IOF may hire multiple program managers from this listing. People with regional connections to the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest, or workforce or communications experience are highly encouraged to apply.
- Collaborates with Program team to develop and implement broad programmatic strategies and priorities.
- Develops, manages, and executes a philanthropic strategy and grant portfolio to accelerate clean energy development.
- Manages consultants and facilitates their engagement with the IOF team to assist with developing a multi-year strategy, identifying or engaging with partners and grantees, and executing on IOF’s priorities.
- Coordinates closely with organizations that have similar goals to IOF to accelerate federal funding of clean energy projects, and ensures strategies are complementary.
- Builds relationships with external issue experts to inform strategic priorities and grant-making.
- Represents IOF publicly with stakeholders, government officials, grantees, and current and prospective donors to advance IOF’s mission through thoughtful collaboration, strategic engagement, and fundraising.
- Oversees programs that provide nimble and targeted capacity to eligible entities in need of support to be able to access federal funding for clean energy projects.
- Helps build a culture of transparency, collaboration, and support among colleagues, and embraces a culture of inclusivity, belonging, and diverse perspectives.
- Expands the IOF’s network of influential validators, decision-makers, and institutional leaders while building IOF’s reputation.
- Experience in climate change, energy, and environmental issues.
- Track record of working with relevant governments and stakeholder groups to advance organizational priorities.
- 7-10 years of relevant experience in philanthropy, non-profits, or government service, supporting the development of strategic initiatives related to IOF’s priorities.
- Proven ability to navigate complexity with a strategic and analytic lens.
- Highly organized with the ability to wear multiple hats in a dynamic, fast-moving environment; a solution-oriented team player who manages toward clarity.
- Problem-solver with the ability to engage others and leverage relevant expertise within IOF.
- Ability to anticipate and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders, and to build trust-based relationships that leverage resources in support of IOF’s goals.
- Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
- Recognizes the value of different perspectives and commits to inclusion, equity, and diversity in every aspect of work.
- Bachelor’s degree required.