Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture, The Climate + Clean Energy Equity Fund

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 5/13/2024
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: The Climate + Clean Energy Equity Fund
Position/Title/Fund: Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary: $150,000-$195,000 annually
Deadline: Open until filled

The Climate + Clean Energy Equity Fund (The Equity Fund) is building the multi-state infrastructure and community power needed for climate action and to create an equitable clean energy future. The Equity Fund is strategically building power by:

  • Investing in the leadership and organizing of diverse communities (Black, Latinx, AAPI, Indigenous people, and communities bearing the brunt of climate change);
  • Engaging voters in these communities through nonpartisan civic engagement campaigns; and
  • Winning climate and clean energy policy solutions that reflect the priorities of communities and advance racial, economic, and environmental justice.

The Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture plays a critical role in leading and providing oversight in the areas of Operational Leadership, Organizational Development, and Culture & Change Management, and IT infrastructure for optimizing organizational effectiveness. The new hire will play a key role in shaping and building culture by collaborating with leadership, and by deploying systems and processes for CCEEF to become a high-functioning organization in alignment with its values. Expertise in organizational development and change management frameworks, facilitation skills and knowledge of human resource systems for organizational culture building are key to the success in this role. This role will serve as a problem solver who puts people and culture first through programs, processes and systems that help our employees thrive professionally and personally.

The Director will work closely with the Executive Team (ET), Management Team (MT), organizational units, consultants, and subject-matter experts to identify, develop, effectively communicate and deploy new processes to enhance capabilities across the organization. They will report to the Chief Operations Officer and provide leadership, direct supervision, and support to a team of two direct reports: an HR Manager and an Operations Manager.


Organizational Development, Culture & Change Management

  • Assist COO and Equity Fund leaders in planning and implementing operational policies and goals for enhanced effectiveness.
  • Establish, execute and monitor leadership development strategy and framework, and management effectiveness tools and support strategies across the organization.
  • Consult with senior leaders and collaborate cross-functionally with key stakeholders and HR partners.
  • Provide leadership and effective management of department staff to influence staff commitment to the organization, to the team culture, and to their work.
  • Collaborate with internal and external subject matter/content experts, partners and vendors to create and design new content, tools and learning solutions to meet leadership capabilities/needs.
  • Oversee technical execution of performance management systems and maximize technology to achieve business results.
  • Align leadership development strategies to the organizational strategy and long-term growth plans.
  • Act as a key resource across Operations, HR and the organization related to organization design and succession planning activities.
  • Develop scalable leadership and talent development practices and systems.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate business Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); implement policies and strategies that will improve day-to-day operations.
  • In partnership with the COO, oversee annual work planning activities, setting the agenda, and facilitation of these processes to enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Plan agenda and organize leadership training and all-staff retreats, and help the organization live its values.
  • Collect and analyze key empirical data to measure progress on culture and organizational effectiveness, and connect them to strategic, organizational goals.
  • Partner with the COO to prepare data-driven updates for the CEO that supports board presentations and staff updates as needed.
  • Help as an architect, implementer and organizational change management leader and procedures, such as change origination, change impact analysis, and coordinating changes through the change control board.
  • Spearhead internal organizational communication strategy, plan and disseminate important information effectively to staff.

Operational Leadership

  • Oversees the HR manager to put in place key HR building blocks for talent development and culture building.
  • Support HR manager with HR Information System (HRIS) changes and processes.
  • Support Operations Manager with IT contracts and other operational duties.
  • Help refine and ensure continuous improvement of integrated IT systems.
  • Prepare, manage and oversee the HR and IT budget and spend. 


  • 10+ years of experience or demonstrated success in a leadership role in Organizational Development and HR, preferably at an NGO/Non-profit or philanthropic organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience demonstrating the ability to perform the position’s essential functions.
  • Possess strong operational and strategic experience, preferably in a fast-growth organization.
  • Strong equity fluency grounded in DEIB frameworks and principles.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to develop and deliver engaging presentations and run efficient and productive meetings.
  • Highly analytical, strategic, and creative thinker with organizational development acumen and a broad range of applicable skills.
  • Experience with managing and developing teams so they can become stronger and contribute more effectively to the organization's success.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to drive insights and operational improvement in a collaborative, remote and cross-functional environment.
  • Can drive initiatives with minimal structure and be influential within the organization to garner internal support for initiatives.
  • Highly organized and adept at using technology and tools with The Equity Fund’s remote, dispersed team.
  • Have change management experience; can communicate status updates clearly and confidently with all stakeholders to engender trust and comfort with the rapid and iterative nature of organizational change and growth.
  • Solid understanding of structured project management and collaboration practices.
  • Ability to travel domestically 10-15% annually.
  • Prior experience with project management and team collaboration tools is highly desirable in this position to support, co-design and build systems.
  • Specifically, experience with core The Equity Fund IT tools and others that enable team collaboration and overall effectiveness including project management software, would be a plus.
  • In addition, understanding of agile application development projects.     
How to Apply:

To express interest in this role please submit your materials by filling out a Talent Profile or email them directly at [email protected] and [email protected]. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. The Equity Fund is working with Managing Director Trisha Sutrisno and Managing Associate Amber Gomes of Koya Partners for this search.  Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email [email protected]. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.