President & Chief Executive Officer | Environmental Grantmakers Association

President & Chief Executive Officer
New York, NY or Oakland, CA
Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) seeks a visionary, courageous bridgebuilder with integrity and humility to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, staff and members. The President & Chief Executive Officer will amplify impact as a convener, capacity builder and catalyst for equity and guide the organization to a new level of excellence in promoting effective environmental philanthropy.

EGA, a non-profit membership organization, represents over 200 foundations from North America and around the world who collectively hold approximately $200 billion in assets and give more than $1.8 billion dollars annually to environmental causes. The ultimate goal of EGA and its members is a world with healthy, equitable and sustainable ecosystems, communities and economies. EGA works with members and partners to promote effective environmental philanthropy by sharing knowledge, fostering debate, cultivating leadership, facilitating collaboration and catalyzing action. EGA envisions a high-impact network of environmental funders working to achieve a sustainable world. Recognizing the importance of diverse perspectives, the organization values ecological integrity, justice, environmental stewardship, inclusivity, transparency, accountability, respect and balancing pragmatism with idealism.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s day-to-day activities and operations and managing relationships with members, staff and the board supportive of EGA’s collaborative culture. The President & CEO will ensure that the organization is fiscally and programmatically sound and that all its programs are meeting the needs and interests of its members. They will further refine and drive execution of EGA’s Strategic Framework with the following goals for impact: 1) Strengthening EGA as an institution; 2) Improving the quality of communications and relationships among the EGA community; 3) Increasing knowledge of environmental philanthropy and priorities among EGA members and 4) Increasing resources from the broader philanthropic community for environmental priorities. In addition, they will share responsibility for developing and implementing new strategies to help EGA enhance the impact of its members’ environmental grantmaking.

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