Administration, Environment and Conservation, Foundations and Philanthropy, Nonprofit and Social Impact

Deputy Director

  • Goldman Environmental Foundation
  • San Francisco, CA

This position has been filled.

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About The Goldman Environmental Foundation

The Goldman Environmental Foundation (the Foundation) bestows the Goldman Environmental Prize (the Prize), the world’s foremost award honoring grassroots environmental activists. For more than 30 years, the Prize has honored the achievements and leadership of grassroots environmental activists around the world, inspiring all of us to take action to protect our planet. The Prize—known as the “Nobel Prize for the Environment”—was founded in 1989 by Rhoda and Richard Goldman.

The Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South & Central America. Each year, the Prize recognizes individuals for significant achievements in protecting and conserving the natural environment the Prize views “grassroots” leaders as those involved in collective action at the community level to effect local, regional, national, or international change. By celebrating these individual leaders, the Prize seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect the natural world.

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The Opportunity

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will serve as a thought partner and culture leader to a committed and talented group of staff. This is an opportunity to lead change within a highly respected, 33-year-old family foundation.

The Deputy Director will oversee the Foundation’s programs and build the trust and conditions needed for the program team to work successfully. The Deputy Director will represent an organization awarding prizes to global changemakers and should be knowledgeable and passionate about the mission of the Foundation. As a member of a small team, they must be willing to roll up their sleeves and work alongside staff to achieve the mission and goals set forth by the Board and Executive Director.

Read and download the Position Profile here.

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