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

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 2/05/2024
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: The Climate + Clean Energy Equity Fund
Position/Title/Fund: Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture
Type/Term: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary: $150,000 - $195,000 annual
Deadline: Open until filled

The Equity Fund is dedicated to building infrastructure and community power for climate action, focusing on equity and a clean energy future. By investing in diverse communities, engaging voters, and advocating for policies aligned with justice, it operates in 13 states and partners with foundations to support grassroots organizations.

The Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture will lead in Operational Leadership, Organizational Development, Culture & Change Management, and IT infrastructure. This role is pivotal in shaping and building the organizational culture in line with values, utilizing expertise in development, change management, and human resources.


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.

Technical Competencies

  • 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 and

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.