The Opportunity

The Energy Program at the 11th Hour Project prioritizes two linked goals in its approach to combating climate change: fighting the development of fossil fuels and supporting the distribution and adoption of renewable energy systems. The Program takes a human- and community-centered approach that maintains an ever-present emphasis on how to best protect and support communities most severely impacted by the extraction of fossil fuels, while also providing new opportunities to access more resilient energy systems.

In this newly created position reporting to the Energy Program Director, the Energy Program Manager will oversee a growing portfolio of grantmaking focused primarily on the deployment of renewable energy sources, while also supporting the Foundation’s broader grantmaking work fighting the extraction and use of fossil fuels. Whether halting the development of the petrochemical sector, backing anti-fracking efforts, or shifting climate policy at the state level, this role represents a unique opportunity to identify and support frontline community organizations and movements that are central to sustainable progress in the renewable energy space.

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of five to seven years of experience in an environmental nonprofit or policy organization is required, with demonstrated knowledge of renewable energy. Additional knowledge of environmental policy, utilities, and the fight against fossil fuel extraction is highly desirable. Experience working with or for environmental justice organizations is strongly preferred.

Candidates must bring strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize demands in a fast-paced environment. Experience managing budgets and overseeing programs is essential. The ability to operate independently and with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders is key.

This position can be based in Palo Alto or Los Angeles, California. In the near future, the 11th Hour Project will relocate its main office to Menlo Park, California and open a second office in Santa Monica, California.