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Director, Climate and Clean Energy

Heising-Simons Foundation

The Heising-Simons Foundation is a family foundation based in Los Altos and San Francisco, California. The Foundation works with its many partners to advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking research in science, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people. In 2020, the Foundation awarded more than $127 million in grants. The Foundation, and the affiliated Heising-Simons Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, are guided by the values of humility, courage, justice, opportunity, sustainability, innovation, relationships, and integrity.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Heising-Simons Foundation staff are working remotely. We plan to reopen our offices on September 13, 2021, with flexible telecommuting policies.

The CCE Program Director oversees the CCE team and is responsible for engaging members of the Board, the CEO, and the CCE team to establish and implement a common vision and strategy for the program’s grantmaking and activities for both the Foundation and the Action Fund.

This full-time (37.5 hours per week), exempt (salaried) position reports to the President and CEO and is responsible for overseeing the team’s two Program Officers, two Program Associates, and various consultants. This position can be based in either Los Altos or San Francisco, CA. While we will consider candidates who do not reside in the Bay Area, we will be prioritizing local candidates, as well as those willing to relocate, for this search.

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