Created by Jeff Bezos with a $10 billion commitment, the largest philanthropic commitment ever made to fight climate change and protect nature, the Earth Fund is now building its senior team to ensure maximum transformative impact.
We believe that this is a truly decisive decade. Climate change poses an existential threat to humanity, and the destruction of nature is undermining the ecosystems upon which we depend. But along with risks come great opportunities. Smart, bold action on climate change and nature will not only prevent bad things from happening; it can also introduce new opportunities, making our economy more efficient, driving technological change, and reducing risks. Combined, these can lead to more jobs, healthier citizens, less injustice, and better lives. The Bezos Earth Fund was established to help drive these needed changes.
The Director, Energy Innovation will lead the Fund’s work to scale zero emission, affordable, and accessible electricity supply globally. The Director will work with the President & CEO, the Vice President, Strategy and Programs, and a growing team to identify and design scalable programs, convene key partners, identify excellent organizations and projects, direct funding to high-impact initiatives, track results, and share knowledge. They will engage with experts and decision-makers and be open to new ideas and partners. The Director will approach this work with a spirit of curiosity, collaboration, humility, and learning, while also focusing on results and being ambitious on behalf of the Fund’s climate mission.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience that demonstrates intellectual, strategic, and managerial leadership. They should have a graduate degree in a relevant field.
Learn more and apply here.