About Invest in Our Future 
Invest in Our Future (IOF) is an innovative new philanthropic effort created to harness the power of historic new laws and vastly accelerate the country’s transition to a clean and equitable energy economy. IOF brings together the power of philanthropy and partner organizations to tackle the climate crisis in a way that bolsters America’s competitiveness in the 21st century. IOF will maintain a large and diverse portfolio of grantees, convene partners and stakeholders, provide technical assistance, and create a strategic hub that will pool and align major funding to ensure that the promise of the greatest investment in clean energy in U.S. history is realized. 

Position Overview 

IOF is seeking a Managing Director, Strategy and Operations, to help lead and direct overall strategy and operations for IOF. The Managing Director, Strategy and Operations is a dynamic role serving as part of the IOF senior leadership to advance IOF’s objectives. This individual will be a trusted advisor to the Executive Director and strong people leader.  The Managing Director, Strategy and Operations works closely with the Executive Director to define and execute organizational strategies and build IOF’s organizational culture. They oversee the grantmaking, operations, and fundraising teams, and are responsible for oversight of the budget, RF Catalytic Capital relationship, staff development, grants management, talent management and acquisition, facilities, procurement, and technology. 

 The Managing Director, Strategy and Operations, is, when necessary, a delegate for the Executive Director in internal and external settings. The Managing Director, Strategy and Operations ensures work is effectively serving IOF’s overall mission and goals, works to ensure the staff team are working together to maximize IOF’s ability to implement federal funding on behalf of fighting climate change and winning economic justice for workers and communities. 

 Pay Range  

$154,170 to $235,500. This represents the present low and high end of RFCC’s pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary based on various factors, including but not limited to experience.  

Duty Station & Work Schedule  

Applicants for this role will be considered for remote work or, for applicants based in Washington, D.C. on a hybrid work schedule, and required to be in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

 Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Develop and oversee strategy for work and projects that have the biggest impact on the organizational agenda and lead to successful execution of IOF’s mission. In collaboration with the Executive Director and Managing Director, Programs, run IOF’s Strategic Planning processes and facilitate decision making by posing essential questions to guide the development of strategy and advancement of goals. 

  • Direct and design internal alignment and integration strategies across IOF. This includes collaborating with and empowering each team to deliver on IOF goals, identifying strategic connection opportunities and designing collaborative projects. 

  • Ensure strategies and plans are meeting IOF’s overall mission and goals. Work with staff to provide regular updates on measurable progress, including development of IOF’s 6-month Reports to Funders. 

  • Direct staff performance, growth, and development activities, including designing and overseeing a regular performance review process enterprise wide. 

  • Supervise the Operations, Grant Making, Aligned Funders, Fundraising, and Administrative teams, including oversight of strong budgeting and grantmaking systems.  

  • Oversee IOF’s relationship with RF Catalytic Capital, including business process and strategy reviews, human resources, procurement, and finance. 

  • Oversee the recruitment and development of talent for IOF. 

  • Represent IOF as required, both internally and externally, serving as a senior ambassador and representative of the organization, including as a proxy for the Executive Director, as required. 

  • Oversee the preparation and follow-up for IOF’s Management Committee and Aligned Funder meetings, including participation with or on behalf of the Executive Director when required, in collaboration with appropriate staff. 

  • Mitigate risk to IOF, including legal and business risk analysis, long-term planning for IOF’s future state, and ensuring IOF has the resources and foundation to succeed as its mission evolves.  

Education, Experience, and Skills 

  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience in government, organizing, advocacy, policy and/or campaigns leading strategic and operational teams. 

  • Expertise in process design and management, organizational transformation, and systems management. 

  • Experience working at the innovative frontier of a field, preferably related to climate issues. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification/experience demonstrating the ability to learn quickly and work in a disciplined way to produce high quality knowledge products. 

  • Proven management experience with a demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, and nurture a team. 

  • Ability to navigate complexity with a strategic and analytic lens. 

  • Highly organized with the ability to wear multiple hats in a dynamic, fast-moving environment; a solution-oriented team player who manages toward clarity. 

  • Problem-solver with the ability to engage others and leverage relevant expertise within IOF. 

  • Recognizes the value of different perspectives and commits to inclusion, equity, and diversity in every aspect of work. 

Qualifications and Competencies 

  • Balances Stakeholders: Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders.  

  • Cultivates Innovation: Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful.   

  • Develops Talent: Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.  

  • Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.  

  • Values Differences: Recognizes the value of different perspectives and commits to inclusion, equity, and diversity in every aspect of work. 

  • Project Management: Ability to work-backwards from set goals and understand critical path dependencies, establish, and manage different workstreams, draw from a diverse set of tools and approaches to manage progress and mitigate risks, and adapt when circumstances change. 

  • Execution: A strong sense of urgency and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders to drive towards milestones. Stays focused on priorities amid many competing demands. Able to quickly develop “plan B” when original plans hit roadblocks.  

  • Strategy: Strategic mindset with ability to identify and prioritize what’s important in any project, demonstrates innovative and creative approaches to work, ability to organize chaos into coherent plan.  

  • Communication: Able to translate complex topics into simple language. Can participate appropriately in executive settings and tailor briefs to a range of internal clients. Can represent the Foundation in a wide range of settings. 

  • Leadership: An entrepreneurial sense of ownership over individual work and a sense of accountability to ensure the entire team succeeds. Comfortable with ambiguity and can move forward amid changing circumstances.  

  • Teamwork: Flexible in playing whatever role is necessary for team success. Demonstrate inclusiveness in encouraging participation from everyone to generate the best ideas and results. Can leverage the entire team – reports, peers, and managers – to achieve results.  

  • Entrepreneurship: Proactive in crafting new ideas and creatively solving problems. Able to creatively secure and mobilize the resources required for a project’s success. 

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity in every aspect of your work, and to challenging conventional wisdom through evidence, reason, and amplifying dissenting, unconventional, and marginalized voices. 

Travel Requirements 

This position will be required to travel up to 25% of the time.  


What We Offer 

  • 21 days of paid time off, 3 personal days, 10+ holidays, 12 sick days and a paid holiday year-end office closure  

  • Medical, dental and vision plan options  

  • Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts 

  • Short- and Long-Term Disability 

  • 401(k) with company contribution and match 

  • Supplemental life insurance 

  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave 

  • Monthly business allowance for remote work 

  • Commuter benefits 

  • Learning and Development Resources 



Invest in Our Future is a fiscally sponsored project of RF Catalytic Capital, Inc. (“RFCC”). RFCC is a new 501(c)(3) public charity, launched by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2020, whose work is to develop, support, and/or apply innovative solutions to address the world's most intractable social and environmental problems impacting vulnerable people and communities. This position will begin at RFCC and may be transferred or assigned to Invest in Our Future. Such transfer or assignment, if at all, would in all aspects be subject to RFCC’s sole discretion. 


Invest in Our Future is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status, or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces. 

RFCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.