Director of Climate

Resources Legacy Fund

Seattle, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $200,000 - $225,000
Deadline Jul 05, 2024
Required Experience 7+ years

About Resources Legacy Fund

Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity with a mission to advance bold solutions to secure a just and resilient world for people and nature. RLF is a multi-disciplinary team of policy and political strategists, campaign organizers, coalition builders, grant makers, communicators, and administrative professionals, intently focused on delivering results. For more than 20 years, they have designed and delivered programs that accelerate change on urgent environmental and social challenges, partnering with leaders in philanthropy, government, communities, academia, and business to achieve durable, equitable outcomes.

The Opportunity

As the urgency of climate change grows, RLF recognizes the need to expand the organization’s focus and is seeking an inaugural Director of Climate to spearhead the new Climate Program. The Climate Program will pursue strategies that transition communities off of fossil fuels while also centering equity and nature-based solutions.

The Director of Climate will oversee the development and execution of high-level program strategy, provide expertise on climate policy, and develop and lead climate-related campaigns. The Director will be responsible for advancing RLF’s climate priorities through a combination of program development and oversight, fundraising, and cross-team leadership and coordination.

Ideal Candidate

RLF seeks a strategic, visionary, equity-driven leader with robust experience in successful nature-based and equity-focused climate policy development, advocacy, partnership, and funder engagement. This leader will have deep skills in building or reshaping a climate-focused department, creating and driving strategic plans, collaborating with other programmatic areas, and driving successful fundraising efforts. 

The ideal candidate will have a record of winning policy campaigns, partnering with grassroots, state, and national organizations, mentoring and supervising staff, and being a climate expert and leader within an organization. The inaugural Director of Climate will have experience intersecting conservation and climate justice. Experience leading climate work in California and the West Coast is a plus.


This position is remote within the U.S. with a salary range of $200,000 - $225,000. GoodCitizen has been retained by Resources Legacy Fund to conduct this search. To learn more and apply, please visit GoodCitizen’s website: https://www.goodcitizen.com/executive-search/resources-legacy-fund-director-of-climate/

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Category Admin & Leadership, Policy And Law
Tags Climate Change