About Greening Forward
Founded in 2008 in the United States, Greening Forward is a youth-driven, youth-imagined environmental organization. Through mini-grants and annual youth environmental leadership conferences, we’re working to fund and train today’s generation of leaders.
About the Role
Greening Forward is unlike most organizations because we value student leadership. The role of CEO is usually given to a student between the ages of 16-26. This person will be the leader of our organization, ensuring operational effectiveness and success. They’ll plan how to move our organization forward and work with a team of other student leaders to accomplish that vision.
What you’ll do:
- People management
- Train, mentor, and maintain a volunteer student staff of 7-15 people globally, ensuring the resources are efficiently and effectively available to support all aspects of organizational performance
- Actively promote and support diversity, equity, and inclusivity within Greening Forward
- Project and program management
- Consider the organization’s existing programs and plan the delivery of programs through new and existing partnerships
- Execute programs and evaluate program effectiveness
- Direct all aspects of financial management and reporting (using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive)
- Ensure organizational compliance with state and federal charitable governing laws
- Strategic Direction
- Ensure the development, maintenance, execution, and evaluation of a long-term vision and strategic plan including goals, measures and targets
- Develop innovative communication practices for high-level and
effective communication across the organization
- Fundraising & External Relations
- Oversee and lead all development and fundraising activities for the organization, with goals of over $10,000 per year
- Develop and use professional networks, speaking, and publishing opportunities to feature the work of Greening Forward
- Create enthusiasm for the organization and lead execution of public outreach, public speaking, media engagement
- Develop staff as ambassadors of the organization through the use of social media and other emergent technologies
Traits you have:
- Integrity: Have upstanding character traits and work ethics including sound judgement, honesty, dependability, and loyalty.
- Focused: In a sea of ambiguity and evolving challenges, can identify what must be done and how to organize themselves.
- Mission-Driven: Catalyze others’ commitment to create social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
- Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
- Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals; creating, resourcing, scaling, and strategizing for broad investment and impact.
- Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands their role in growing and protecting the reputation and results.
- Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
- Team-Builder: First ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multicultural leaders and stakeholders.
- Business Acumen: Possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.
- $3,000 USD annually (dispersed twice a year in $1,500 payments), with the potential to increase amount if fundraising goals are hit
- Some travel reimbursed
- Access to a global network of Alumni of the organization and resources to help you succeed
- 2-year contract
- 15-20 hours each week
Who Should Apply:
- Individuals who thrive in a high-risk environment
- Individuals who are energized by start-ups
- Individuals who believe they can meet the aforementioned criteria