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
The Managing Director, Regional Programs works with the executive management team to develop and implement state and regional strategies across IOF’s four pillars. They collaborate closely with the Executive Director to assure that IOF’s grantmaking strategies in states meet IOF’s overall program goals. They consult with other staff, outside experts, regional foundations, and organizational partners to understand state landscapes and assess capacity and funding gaps. The Managing Director of Regional Programs functions as a strategic leader, convenor, grant-maker, and thought partner. The Managing Director of Regional Programs oversees a regional team that researches and identifies potential grantees in states, engages with grantees and other stakeholders to shape proposed areas of work, coordinates across IOF strategies within states, and coordinates with the IOF operations team on grant execution.

Pay Range
$166,100 to $213,444. 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
• Leads the design, development and execution of state and local strategies and priorities, in collaboration with IOF leadership and colleagues.
• Oversees the implementation of IOF grants at the state level to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy in IOF’s priority states, with a strong focus on place-based grassroots activity and communications. Works with team to identify new partners, capacity gaps and emerging opportunities.
• Manages a regional staff team, who oversee the day-to-day activities related to priority state needs assessment and state-based grantee relationships.
• Manages consultants charged with helping assess state capacity needs. Engages directly with state-level partners and grantees around IOF’s strategic priorities.
• Coordinates closely with state-based organizations that have similar clean energy implementation goals to IOF to ensure strategies are complementary and aligned.
• Builds strong relationships with external experts to inform state and local priorities and grant-making.
• Represents IOF with state-level stakeholders, grantees, and current and prospective donors to advance IOF’s mission through thoughtful collaboration, strategic engagement, and fundraising.
• Builds and manages a set of state-level programs to provide nimble and targeted capacity to eligible entities in need of support to be able to access federal funding for clean energy projects.
• Creates and maintains a culture of transparency, collaboration, and support among colleagues, and embraces a culture of inclusivity, belonging, and diverse perspectives.
• Expands IOF’s network of state-level validators, decision-makers, and institutional leaders while building IOF’s reputation.

Education, Experience, and Skills
• Bachelors required; Masters preferred.
• Expected to have a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience in organizing, advocacy, policy and/or campaigns.
• Strong experience working with non-profits, governments, philanthropy, and relevant stakeholder groups to advance organizational priorities.
• 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 IOF 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 approximately 25-50% of the time to meet with state based grantees and stakeholders.

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, IOF 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.