National Director

18 Sep, 2022


National Director

Green New Deal Network

The Green New Deal Network (GNDN) seeks a seasoned, dedicated, and driven leader who can lead our team as we support state coalitions and national partners working to turn the 2020s into the decade of the Green New Deal. This is a full-time, exempt position.

About the Green New Deal Network

GNDN unites diverse national organizations and allied local coalitions across states, tribal nations, and in commonwealths & territories to shift narrative, build power, and win local, state, and federal Green New Deal policy change. GNDN member groups work in concert on organizing, policy, and political campaigns to demand and win bold change, and to build grassroots power of social movements.

Position Responsibilities

The Director will be responsible for working closely with the Green New Deal Network’s Coordinating Team, a body that consists of 15 national organizations and is responsible for providing leadership to the broader coalition. The National Director will play a key role in advancing the Network’s strategy, while maintaining and deepening internal alignment. In addition to managing senior staff, the Director is responsible for leading staff on the implementation of strategic plans. The Director must do this in a way that centers frontline community voices, organizational leaders in the climate justice movement, and GNDN policy experts in an effort to advance real-world impact and change. The Director will also be expected to play a key role in raising funds for the GNDN including meeting with key donors/funders.

The Director will also be responsible for tasks that include, but are not limited to:

Staff Management

  • Provide visionary, clear, motivating leadership to the GNDN’s senior staff of directors, while inspiring enthusiasm around the mission and vision of the GNDN.

  • Manage a team of directors that have expertise in field organizing, communications, operations, development, advocacy, and campaigning.

  • Build a dynamic, progressive, diverse team through recruitment and management in partnership with senior staff and coalition leaders.

  • Embrace, embody, and promote a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and a passion for justice in our internal operations and external work.

  • Provide clarity for staff on how decisions are made regarding the development and implementation of strategic plans.

  • Establish a healthy work culture in an effort to ensure a positive work environment and good staff morale.

  • A demonstrated record of excellent staff management and/or organizational leadership, including within diverse teams and with a record of advancing equity as well as other organizational objectives.

Fundraising + Finance 

  • Responsible for the financial management of the organization and overseeing the building of financial systems, human resources, and internal organizational infrastructure.

  • Lead on the drafting of annual budgets to be submitted to the Coordinating Team for approval. Oversee GNDN finances, including monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place.

  • Work with relevant staff to build/manage/expand GNDN’s fundraising/development strategy and ensure the success of its implementation.

  • Responsible for managing GNDN’s development director and ensuring that the coalition achieves its financial goals, as well as representing the GNDN with key funders/donors.

Coalition Building

  • Responsible for facilitating the GNDN 15-member Coordinating Team in order to maintain and deepen alignment.

  • Lead the staff Coordinating Team, and state leaders on the implementation and advancement of GNDN’s overall strategic plan.

  • Work with key stakeholders across the coalition to regularly evaluate GNDN’s ability to invest in long-term strategies to build power for climate justice, shift the narrative, and advance state and federal legislative and policy efforts to win a Green New Deal.

  • Work with coalition leaders, key national actors and staff on developing the internal capacity required to pass, implement, and defend legislation at the federal and state level.

  • Identify, develop, and manage strategic partnerships across sectors and movements, with an emphasis on environmental justice, climate justice, racial justice, gender justice, economic justice, and social justice movements broadly.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the Coordinating Team is clear on upcoming decisions, that there is adequate facilitation and process to move through said decisions, and that what is decided is successfully translated to the staff team.

Required Experience, Skills, and Characteristics

At least 10 years of coalition building experience, including leading a staff with success managing coalition partners, including juggling organizational interests, capacity, and relationships;

  • Experience managing a senior team of Director-level experts with a diverse range in expertise and experience;

  • Experience in navigating inside/outside strategies, specifically understanding the importance of building grassroots capacity to build power that can win climate justice as well as advance a strategy that is intersectional and encomasses racial, gender and economic justice.

  • Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to delegate and track assignments; and

  • Commitment to justice for Indigenous, Black and POC communities, commitment to intersectionality, and to racial, gender and economic justice.

Compensation and Benefits Package

The annual salary range for the Director, depending on experience, is $145,000 – $165,000. The GNDN will provide a generous benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance; vacation, sick, and personal time off; a retirement plan; and assorted other benefits.


This position is remote, applicants can be based anywhere in the United States.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

GNDN requires all full-time, exempt employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination per CDC guidelines, unless a medical or religious accommodation is requested and approved. Reasonable time frames for compliance will be provided for candidates who need to complete a full vaccination cycle under this policy. Please reach out to if you have further questions or concerns about this policy and how it may apply to your candidacy at GNDN.

Application Process

Submit a cover letter and resume, saved together as a single PDF attachment, at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please reach out to if you experience technical difficulties submitting your application, or need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, interview, or some other portion of the selection process for a job at Green New Deal Network (with the subject line “Application Accommodation”).

Equity Statement

The Green New Deal Network is an equal opportunity employer committed to racial, economic, and social justice. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. 

Job posted: 2022-09-18