Transition U.S., is the national, nonprofit hub of the Transition movement – a worldwide network of community-based initiatives engaged in building local resilience in the face of climate change, resource depletion, and economic instability. Currently there are 125 Transition Initiatives in 33 states across the country, with more than 300 others in formation.
We are looking for a dynamic, emerging leader who can help move Transition US boldly into the next phase of its development and catalyze the wide-scale spread of the Transition movement in the United States. The ideal candidate recognizes this position as a tremendous opportunity to grow an organization and utilize his/her entrepreneurial, communication, and strategic talents to address the most critical issues facing society in the 21st Century.
Qualifications & Qualities:
The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic, evolving, and innovative environment, sees a path forward and executes actions with inspiration and collaboration. He/she:
This new co-director will have four primary areas of focus and expertise:
Additionally, the Co-Director may be asked to travel locally & regionally to give talks and presentations as well as conduct phone and written media interviews. Travel may include longer trips 2-3 times a year, or as needed. This position will grow into supervision of staff, volunteers, operations and administration. Strong procedural and analytic skills and budget oversight desirable.
An estimated 2/3 of the job is externally facing on: Mission delivery, partnerships and collaborations and about 1/3 internally facing toward sustaining the internal organizational needs through fundraising and management.
Salary and Benefits:
This is a growth position. We envision the position growing to full-time with higher salary as candidate gains expertise within the organization and the field. Transition US is based in Sonoma County, California. Ideal candidates outside of the region will be considered.
Transition US offers health and vacation benefits.
How to apply:
Interested candidates must apply by sending a complete packet of cover letter and resume with current contacts for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover letters, which must be no longer than 2 pages,should detail your qualifications for the position and your salary requirements, and must address the following questions:
Concise cover letters and resumes are encouraged.
Be sure to send your materials to us as clearly labeled file attachments in Word.doc (not .docx) or Adobe.pdf formats. Other formats will not be reviewed.
No telephone inquiries. All questions and complete applications with current contact information for yourself should be addressed to email@example.com.
We will not consider incomplete submissions.
Transition US will review applications as they are received and will continue to accept applications until the right candidate has been hired. Please email the address above to inquire about status, prior to applying. We anticipate hiring for this position by end November.