Fulltime; Remote; Exempt
To apply or nominate a candidate, please send a resume and cover letter to search consultant Cathy Schreiber at email@example.com with “Head of Investment search” in the subject line. Submission in a combined PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred. This position is open until filled, with an initial application deadline of 5PM PT on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Candidate review and phone screens begin immediately and will be conducted throughout the search period
Rewiring America is a growing nonprofit working to launch a movement that electrifies everything, starting with our 121 million households. We are motivated by the fact that 90 percent of all emissions in the U.S. are energy related and 42 percent of those energy emissions come from the decisions we make in our homes: how we heat our air and water, cook our food, and dry our clothes, and what kind of cars we drive. Through accurate, accessible, and actionable data and storytelling tools that power smart, inclusive advocacy and market-transforming partnerships, Rewiring America aims to achieve national emissions goals, improve our health, lower monthly bills, and create millions of clean energy jobs. Our firm belief is that the electrification of the economy -- starting with understanding the American household as the keystone of our infrastructure -- is the most equity-centered way to address the climate crisis. We are focused on transforming the market, with the urgency required to meet the moment we are in and to take advantage of the vast opportunity in front of us.
Rewiring America is growing Rapidly. With a clear and inspiring vision, smart strategies, and significant and sustained financial support, we are growing our team and seeking an entrepreneurial Head of Investment to join our leadership team. This position reports to the organization’s CEO.
In this newly created position, the Head of Investment is a highly strategic relationship builder and creative leader with proven ability to raise funds at six-to eight-figure levels from individual donors, foundations, and corporate partners. They are passionate about solving the climate crisis by focusing on the strategies that will make the biggest impact, including a just transition to clean energy and demand-side electrification. The Head of Investment is energized by the challenge of the climate crisis and has a strong track record of working with climate philanthropists and funders to resource innovative solutions.
The Head of Investment leads the design of Rewiring America’s revenue plan, oversees successful implementation, and builds and inspires a team to expand the organization’s pipeline of investors in order to resource the next stage of transformational scale. We are building a $30 million organization in the next two years. Foundations and family offices are currently our largest source of revenue, and we seek to diversify our model to reflect investment from the private sector, including individuals, membership income, corporate partnerships, and other revenue streams. The Head of Investment partners with the CEO, other senior leadership, and key advisors to build out Rewiring’s network of investors, while identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding their own portfolio.
This is a public-facing and high profile role for a proven leader who has a stellar track record of setting and achieving bold and inspiring revenue goals. In doing so, the Head of Investment will further establish Rewiring America as the national leader and movement builder on electrification and the go-to resource for policymakers, policy influencers, climate advocates, community leaders, and culture creators alike.
The inaugural Head of Investment holds key responsibilities that will evolve over time as the team grows and functions are distributed. During the first year of the role, we anticipate a focus on the following:
Funder Cultivation and Pipeline Growth
Team Building & Management
Communications and Marketing
The incoming Head of Investmentwill be driven by a belief in and commitment to Rewiring America’s vision, mission, and approach. Through their track record and expertise as a fundraiser in the private or nonprofit sector, the successful candidate will develop and drive Rewiring’s revenue plan. The Head of Investment builds authentic and lasting relationships with investors, listening to their interests and goals and engaging with them as partners in Rewiring’s work. They are creative and ambitious, with the practicality and know-how to generate momentum and scale.
The successful Head of Investment joins a fast-paced team that operates with a sense of urgency and a track record of success in science, technology, art, business, policy, and politics. The Head of Investment is entrepreneurial and has the experience of growing / scaling a successful investment operation. Rewiring America has the opportunity to take its work to the next level and seeks a leader with ambition, determination, and the ability to instill confidence, trust, and inspiration in others.
This role requires an ethos of collegiality, strong collaboration skills, and the ability to manage through influence in a matrixed team. Despite the enormity of the challenges that lie ahead, Rewiring America’s leadership understands how to celebrate successes and seeks a Head of Investment who leads with positivity and a belief in what is possible. The successful candidate demonstrates a zeal for revenue generation and climate justice and models excellence and integrity in all they do. The selected candidate will also possess most of the following Core and Preferred qualifications:
Rewiring America values diversity in all its forms and is committed to inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring and promotion processes. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
Rewiring America is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Windward Fund ‘s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
The salary range for this position is $175,000-$225,000 commensurate with experience. Rewiring America also offers a very generous and competitive benefits package, including includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 6% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Windward Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@windwardfund.org.