Drive Electric Campaign Director

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ClimateWorks Foundation

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30+ days ago

About the Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1 billion in grants to more than 500 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world. We helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. Through our Global Programs and Services, we equip philanthropy with global knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.

Scaling solutions: Our collaborative Global Programs — focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more — produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate just and equitable climate solutions.
Guiding and supporting funders: We provide Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. Our Global Intelligence service equips funders and the climate community with climate insights to pinpoint opportunities for impact and philanthropic insights to help identify investment priorities. We facilitate Global Collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact. Our Global Grantmaking services enable funders to invest in climate solutions around the world.
Fostering collaboration, exploration, and growth: Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensure that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities — all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives to help end the climate crisis.

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit

About ClimateWorks Transportation Program

The ClimateWorks Transportation Program advances a sustainable, affordable, and low-carbon mobility system for people and goods movement. We broaden support for the transition to cleaner, more efficient, and zero-emission vehicle and fuel technologies, and for increasing efficient transportation choices, including transit, walking, biking, and shared mobility. We work with NGOs, academia, business, policymakers, consumers, and other stakeholders to advance sound policy, innovation, and investment.

About the Drive Electric Campaign

Drive Electric is the campaign to accelerate the global transition to 100% clean electric transportation for people and goods, delivering massive benefits to the climate, health, and the economy. Drive Electric works with an expansive network of partners to accelerate systems change through smart government policies, business leadership and action, and people-powered coalitions representing health, environment, labor, consumers, and communities affected by vehicle pollution.

Job Summary

The Drive Electric Campaign Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Drive Electric Campaign (DEC) for the ClimateWorks Foundation. Key responsibilities for this position are to manage CWF’s Drive Electric investment portfolio, advise Drive Electric aligned funding partners on investments and strategy, support the Drive Electric Campaign Steering Committee (DEC SC), and support additional fund-raising for the campaign. The Director will establish and cultivate relationships with internal and external experts, new and existing DEC funders, and organizational partners to implement DEC strategies. This position will be at the ClimateWorks Senior Strategist classification and reports to the Senior Director, Transportation. The position will initially manage up to two direct report(s) and several consultants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director will be responsible for the following:
Identify investment priorities and provide guidance to partners regarding transportation electrification in key regions and globally.
Represent the DEC in public fora and work closely with our Marketing and Communications team to develop and present materials for different audiences.
Regularly collect information on key progress indicators, evaluate against goals, and report on progress to key partners, including funders.
Identify, develop, propose, and advocate for compelling funding opportunities.
Identify new/prospective grantee partners.
Organize effective convenings with DEC funders, DEC SC, and other DEC partners.
Work across ClimateWorks’ departments and teams to provide strategic guidance as to how the DEC can advance the CWF mission, values, and climate goals.
Coordinate work across a team of internal and external members, oversee grants and contracts, and foster connections between partners.

Compensation and Location

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary. For this position, the expected salary will be between $160K and $200K commensurate with experience.

This position is classified as US Flexible meaning exceptional candidates can work from the SF office or from other US locations. A geographic differential applied to compensation based on local cost of labor.

To Apply

ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

At least 7 to 10 years of relevant experience and strong academic credentials (an advanced degree is strongly preferred);
Substantial knowledge of transport electrification topics including cars, trucks, buses
Substantial knowledge of climate and EV policies, including ZEV and vehicle CO2 regulations
Communication skills and personal capabilities to operate in a collaborative, consensus-driven environment.
Demonstrated experience writing for general and diverse audiences.
Knowledge of, and experience working with, relevant stakeholder communities – experts, policymakers, funders, etc. – preferably on an international scale.
A practical view and understanding of issues and perspectives that drive public and private-sector organizations involved in EVs
Ability to generate innovative strategies and/or approaches with constituencies that have varying interests and objectives.
Skilled in diplomacy and relationship building.
A global outlook and the sensibility to empathize with, and adjust to, different cultures.
Commitment to the mission and values of ClimateWorks Foundation

Preferred Qualifications

While not required, applicants with the following qualifications are welcome:

Advanced degree (MS, Ph.D.) in engineering, economics, environmental law or policy, or other relevant field.
Experience with philanthropic strategy, investment, and management.
Experience with philanthropically supported campaigns.
Proficiency w/ project mgmt. tools including, e.g., Google docs, Asana, MS Project, etc.

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).

Healthcare Plans:
Multiple options available through Kaiser & UHC

HMO - 100% coverage for employee and dependents
POS - Employee pays difference beyond HMO coverage (3 out of 4 POS options are at 100% coverage for employee and dependents)
Dental –100% coverage for employee and dependents
Vision – 100% coverage for employee and dependents

Fertility Benefit

Fertility care through Carrot Fertility. Access to on-demand doctor-approved content, pregnancy support, and virtual chats with medical, legal, and regulatory experts.

Disability Benefit (long and short-term)

Life Insurance (3x base salary up to $750k for employee only)


20 days (1st year)
25 days (2nd - 8th year)
30 days (9th year)


11 Observed and 2 floating

401k Plan

After 6 months of service, CWF automatically contributes 9% of gross earnings per pay period to retirement fund*
After 6 months of service, CWF matches 100% of employee contributions up to a max of 6% of gross earnings per pay period*