The DC Green Bank seeks its inaugural Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to launch this cutting‐edge, mission‐driven organization. The Board of Directors welcomes applications from visionary, experienced, and resourceful leaders ready to roll up their sleeves and build an organization from the ground up that harnesses efforts and builds out the bold visions of the District community.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the DC Green Bank’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. In addition, the CEO will serve as the public face of the DC Green Bank with key partners and stakeholders. Importantly, as the inaugural CEO, the selected candidate will provide strategic leadership and guide the organization through its critical start‐up phase and initial growth, including managing the recruitment of additional staff, and owning responsibility for the successful deployment of the organization’s first financial offerings.
Candidates must have significant experience in public and/or private investment. Ideal candidates will have a background in clean energy and/or climate finance, blended finance, and the ability to design and deliver effective financial programs or other offerings. A commitment to engage and partner with relevant stakeholders, especially under‐served communities, is also important in order to successfully deploy and mobilize third‐party capital to catalyze low‐carbon and resilient projects and programs in the District. They will likely have connections within and experience collaborating across the non‐profit, financial, energy, affordable housing, and public sector industries.
The DC Green Bank CEO will have the vision, leadership, and genuine commitment to developing a successful private‐public start‐up that will dramatically scale investment in clean energy, sustainability, and greenhouse gas reductions in the District. They will demonstrate a genuine personal and professional commitment to tackling climate change issues at a local level for global impact, a commitment to equity, and a drive to bring their full entrepreneurial, creative, and leadership talent to scale the opportunity the DC Green Bank represents for the District and beyond.