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Partnership for Southern Equity
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Description

Bonsai Leadership Group has been retained by the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) to search for their next Just Energy Director

This position is responsible for leading, building, and maintaining a strong energy team at the Partnership for Southern Equity that includes the direct supervision and development of full-time staff. The Just Energy Director will help facilitate power building and racial equity for systems transformation through our energy justice and climate work. Provide strategic leadership and oversight of the activities of Just Energy Portfolio while working collaboratively with internal and external partners. Provide subject matter expertise in racial equity; environmental justice; climate; power building; equitable institutional systems management; training presentations; curriculum development; proposal writing; and effective community engagement/organizing strategies that catalyze change for marginalized communities in the American South.

The Director for Just Energy reports to the VP, Strategy & Engagement and will have up to six (6) direct reports.

The Director for Just Energy is responsible for the following:
Organizational Initiatives and Strategic Thought Partnership
o Serve as a member of the PSE leadership team and provide strategic thought partnership to support
overall organizational success
o Propose and implement strategies and programs to address various environmental concerns including energy production and use, conservation, reduction of pollution, recycling, building and facility design, and general education on sustainability, climate, and environmental justice
o Provide vision and guidance toward the retention, expansion, and actions of PSE’s Just Energy Circle
o Develop and implement organizational programs and advocacy that address environmental and racial equity concerns

Program Management
o Evaluate efficacy of Just Energy programs; design, develop and execute processes and systems that optimize work, performance, and accountability of the Just Energy program
o Prepare documentation required for project funding for various environmental initiatives including proposals and grant applications
o Draft and prepare reports, presentations, and proposals; present proposals and recommendations to the Chief Equity Officer, board of directors, and other key stakeholders
o Develop and maintain appropriate documentation and records including budgets and other financials
o Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation amongst PSE staff, community members, and partner organizations
o Exceptional leadership coaching skills and ability to coach others to ambitious outcomes, encouraging them to elevate their levels of responsibility and performance.
o Train, coach, and mentor staff on an on-going basis 

Advance Energy Equity
o Experience working across lines of race, class, gender, and urban/rural to secure policy change and build power
o Conduct research to identify environmental and sustainability concerns, interests, and issues
o Assist with the development of an authentic communications and information sharing strategy that captures the learnings and best practices of Just Energy and their individual and collective racial equity organizational and community transformation work
o Maintain current working knowledge of, and ensure compliance with, all applicable local, state, federal, and internal environmental laws and regulations
o Build and maintain relationships within the equity ecosystem of racial justice among local, regional, and national environmental justice, climate groups, policy makers and funders
o Participate in Steering Committee and Coalition meetings to present and report on program progress
o Perform other related duties as required

Position Requirements
Ideal candidates will have a background and resume that reflect the following:

Minimum Qualifications
o A deep commitment to racial equity and climate justice in the American South
o Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy, Public Administration, Anthropology, Organizational Leadership or related field
o A minimum of 5 years’ experience in nonprofit, government, or environmental justice sector; at least 3 years working in a management role with supervisory experience
o Deep understanding of the landscape of the racial equity and economic justice movements and their intersection with climate justice
o Thorough and current knowledge of energy and sustainability practices, applicable laws and regulations
o Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, with ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external parties
o Demonstrated experience conceiving, developing, and implementing strategic initiatives within an organization
o Strong program management skills- managing complex, multifaceted projects and teams, resulting in measurable success, program growth and accountability
o Superlative and creative problem-solving and analytical skills
o Strong professional reputation among community members
o Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
o Experience with financial systems, basic accounting, and fiscal sustainability
o Ability to travel up to 20%

Preferred Qualifications
o Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy, Public Administration, Anthropology, Organizational Leadership, or related field
o Knowledge and insight into the issues, challenges, options, and solutions related to the Just Energy issue areas
o 3+ years’ experience in a leadership role in a nonprofit organization
o Grant writing experience
o Superior leadership and interpersonal skills and abilities, particularly in the areas of emotional intelligence, conflict resolution and change management
o Expert team builder with ability to build strong relationships quickly, including with staff, funders, and external allies and partners
o Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Location
The preferred location for this position is Atlanta, GA. Remote hires will be considered in the following states where PSE has satellite offices:

Georgia 

Florida 

Alabama 

Mississippi

Louisiana

North Carolina 

Tennessee  


Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position will be $87,500-$110,000 annually with an anticipated starting salary dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the hired candidate. PSE provides a full suite of insurance and supplemental insurance options that are affordable to staff:
o Vacation
o Sick Days
o Holidays
o Medical
o Dental
o Vision
o Life Insurance
o Long-Term Disability
o 401k with 5% employer match
o Option for FSA and HSA enrollment
o Supplemental
o Short Term Disability
o Additional Term Life Option
o Critical Illness
o Hospital Indemnity
o Accident
o AD&D
o Group Legal Services Plan


How to Apply
Partnership for Southern Equity is looking for qualified candidates who are committed to racial equity and justice and want to be a part of an organization that lives its values.

The Bonsai Leadership Group has been exclusively retained for this search. To make recommendations, or to express interest in this role, please email Careers@BonsaiLeadershipGroup.com and include “Just Energy Director” in the subject line. All applications must include a letter of interest and resume.

This position is open until filled, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Applications will be screened against the criteria as listed in this profile.

All nominations, inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


PSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Job Information

  • Job ID: 63427903
  • Location:
    Georgia, United States
    Tennessee, United States
    North Carolina, United States
    Alabama, United States
    Florida, United States
    Mississippi, United States
    Louisiana, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Partnership for Southern Equity
  • Position Title: Director, Just Energy
  • Job Function: Program / Tooling
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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