Director/Sr. Director - Truck & Off Road Initiative - Remote USA

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17 days ago

CALSTART is hiring for a Senior Director of Trucks & Off Road to lead our motivated and passionate Trucks & Off Road teams in continued growth and impact in the Electric Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle market (MHDV)! In this role you will work with OEMs, policy makers, fleet owners and many more to continue the market growth, promotion and acquisition of clean trucks and off-road equipment. You will lead the way in achieving our state, national and international goals for "reducing air pollution and climate change, growing jobs and increasing energy security!" Come join CALSTART where we are "Changing transportation for good!"
Our Trucks & Off-Road (T&OR) Initiative Senior Director will:

  • Have overall responsibility for leading CALSTART's T&OR practice including market acceleration, strategy development, and administration of the Initiative
  • Be responsible for the development of the group's Operations Plan, Resource and Hiring Plan, Fiscal Year Budget, and overall performance of the Initiative
  • Direct and lead our T&OR Team, managing the subgroups of Market Acceleration (HVIP, CORE, Voucher/Salesforce, ISeF), Fleet & Community Engagement, and Truck Strategy and Industry Partnerships
  • Lead Business Development in T&OR with securing new work, strengthening our position in the marketplace, and enhancing our brand
  • Be prepared to manage some of the largest and complex projects within CALSTART and lead interaction with key clients like CARB, FTA, DOE, etc.
  • Be responsible for overseeing the portfolio of T&OR projects and programs under the management of T&OR team, ensuring their timely execution and progress
  • Be a thought-leader and expert in the marketplace and develop best practices for industry conferences and publications
  • Participate in cross-initiative, activity and regional collaboration, strategic planning, senior team guidance, training, and oversight

The position will report to the VP, Chief Operations Officer and is ideally based at our headquarters in Pasadena, California. Other CALSTART locations may be considered based on a candidate's experience and qualifications.
We are a nationally and internationally recognized clean transportation industry organization with offices in multiple states. With more than 30 years of experience, we work with both public and private sectors to break down barriers to innovation and drive the transportation industry to a clean and prosperous future.
We work with these member companies and the broader industry, including fleets, manufacturers, public agencies, and fuel providers, to advance the clean transportation industry. Our work is organized into the major initiative areas; cars, buses, trucks (and off-road vehicles), fuels, and mobility. We advance each of these sectors by supporting technology development, assessing, and validating new technologies and products, accelerating market growth by supporting clean vehicle incentive programs, providing policy guidance and implementation, and giving value-added services to our member organizations. We believe now is our time, and we are planning for growth. If you want a career where you are making a real impact and benefiting both society and the environment, you should consider coming to work with us!

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Extensive ( >10 years) medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) industry experience
  • Deep knowledge of advanced technologies for MHDVs
  • Strong program oversight and project management experience
  • Excellent and proven organizational management and team leadership skills
  • Experience in developing Business Plans, Operations Plans, Hiring Plans and Fiscal Year Budgets
  • Significant experience with strategic planning and in developing and implementing strategies to cause change (theory of change)
  • A proven track record of business development in assembling cutting-edge technology or market support projects and winning funding (internal and/or external) for them
  • Experience with crafting and managing policy advocacy efforts that support MHDV funding and policy needs
  • Successful history of managing a large and diverse team of professionals and administrative people with a focus on leadership, collaboration, and problem solving
  • Strong and precise verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills to communicate key industry information to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work with diverse external stakeholder groups to build and support program and project activities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Willingness to travel within North America

Desired Skills

  • Advanced degrees and certifications in engineering, technology, business, policy or relevant fields
  • Certificate in project management and other relevant skills
  • Specific sector knowledge of and expertise with advanced transportation technologies and fuels including electricity, hydrogen, fuel cells and energy storage, natural gas, bio- and renewable fuels
  • Knowledge working with utility companies to help deliver infrastructure
  • Experience with zero-emission transportation infrastructure planning and implementation
  • Experience with life-cycle cost analysis, market projections, data analysis and validation
  • Experience with developing and managing pilot programs to demonstrate market readiness
  • Experience in clean innovative freight and other commercial vehicle mobility solutions
  • Experience leading and creating outward facing industry position papers or other elements to help define market segments and strategies
  • Experience developing strategic guidance documents including roadmaps, planning documents and operational plans

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive annual salary based upon experience
  • Performance-based growth opportunities
  • Competitive company-paid health plan that includes dental and vision care
  • Retirement plan with a generous company contribution
  • Employee Incentive Program (bonus) yearly based on performance
  • Employee Wellness Program that includes on-demand fitness and mindfulness classes
  • Telecommuting and flexible work hours as appropriate
  • Rewards for alternative commuting to and from work
  • Committed to employee growth and development

CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and one that celebrates diversity in all forms. Our inclusive environment focuses on making decisions based on merit without regard to race, color, hair texture, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, LGBTQIA+ status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to any terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruiting, hiring, transferring, training, pay, incentives, benefits, discipline, promotion, lay-offs, and termination. Underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time