President & CEO - Emerald Cities Collaborative

Opportunity Type: Job

Organization: Emerald Cities Collaborative

Position: President & CEO

Reports To: Board of Directors

Type: Full Time; Exempt

Location: Remote, based in Washington, DC Preferred (LA, Bay Area, Seattle, Boston, or New York Negotiable)

Deadline: January 7th, 2022

Salary & Benefits: Emerald Cities Collaborative offers a competitive salary range of $200,000-$250,000, commensurate with experience, as well as comprehensive benefits including health, dental, and vision plans; disability and life insurance; a 401K plan; and generous vacation and sick/personal day policies. Pre-COVID domestic travel exceeded 50% of time but there is flexibility currently due to COVID environment.

About: The Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national non-profit organization comprised of a powerful network of national and local community, climate justice, energy, labor, policy, and business organizations and advocates. ECC partners are united around the goal of building highroad regional economies that are sustainable, just, democratic, and publicly accountable. ECC envisions a future in which American cities are the greenest and most equitable in the world, tackling global climate change while creating a vital new economic sector with low-income and communities of color as central actors and beneficiaries. Founded in 2009, ECC has built a movement of change agents who’ve demonstrated that an equitable, high-road approach is the best path to a sustainable, just future. ECC has proven that multi-stakeholder, intersectional models work across core focus areas of Energy Efficiency/Clean Energy, Water & Food, Economic Inclusion, Community Climate Resilience, and Participatory Democracy & Climate Justice. Visit our website for more information:

Description: The Emerald Cities Collaborative seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial bridge-builder as President & CEO to be its organizational leader, spokesperson, and chief fundraiser positioning ECC for its next phase of growth and impact. ECC is in the second stage – expansion phase – of organizational development and is in an extremely favorable environment for rapid growth and adoption of its high road mission and programs. The President & CEO has overall strategic and operational responsibility for ECC staff, programs, expansion, and advancement of ECC’s “highroad” mission and will develop new strategic initiatives and relationships with like-minded Latinx and Black-led organizations, NGOs, government, labor unions, funders, and businesses committed to justice-centered climate actions.

The President & CEO will strengthen and expand:

  1. ECC’s regional programs in the Northwest, California, New England/Northeast, as well as the South and Midwest
  2. Its high road economic inclusion advisory services to public, private, and other institutions interested in designing and implementing justice-centered climate commitments
  3. Energy democracy policies and initiatives working with environmental, climate justice and frontline organizations

Apply: Emerald Cities Collaborative is partnering with Black- and woman-owned strategic management consulting and executive search firm Walker and Associates Consulting for this search. To apply, please email a cover letter explaining why you’re interested and qualified, resume, and list of three references (you will be contacted before any outreach to references) to by January 7, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET. Use the subject “ECC CEO.” One combined Word or PDF file is preferred. All applications will be acknowledged promptly.

Questions? Contact Jeannine N. Walker, President and CEO, at