Climate Initiative Director | Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Position: 
Climate Initiative Director
Location: 
Irvine, CA
Organization Name: 
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks an expert in the climate change area to lead its first initiative focused on reducing carbon emissions and accelerating the transition to clean energy. The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with at least 15 years working with philanthropic and/or advocacy organizations, including a substantial part of that period focusing on climate change mitigation. They will have long‐term vision, exceptional networking and collaboration skills, and a demonstrated ability to help organizations with the creation and development of Wellspring’s Climate Initiative’s first strategy. They will be open‐minded, possess strong listening skills, and communicate openly and effectively with advocates, funders, and other stakeholders. A leader in the field, the Climate Initiative Director will work closely with Wellspring’s leadership and a special advisory team to oversee all aspects of research, portfolio development, and management related to grantmaking.

Climate Change Initiative Mission

The Wellspring Climate Initiative seeks to avoid the worst impacts of climate change by dramatically reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and accelerating the transition to a clean energy future. Our investments will be aimed at decarbonizing the world economy as quickly as possible and will focus on the strategies and venues where philanthropy can have the highest impact. We will be active in multiple geographies based on opportunities for cost‐ effective mitigation. We believe that solving climate change requires the adoption of ambitious policy solutions that transform markets, advance clean technology and lead to large‐scale change. The Wellspring Climate Initiative is dedicated to building the political will and powerful coalitions needed to achieve these bold policy solutions.

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