The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) seeks a full-time Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for executing MCAN’s strategic vision, leading and managing the MCAN staff and programs, leading fundraising efforts in partnership with Board members, and continuing to participate with key coalition partners.

The Executive Director will facilitate leadership and engaged interaction across the MCAN network as well as help to inform and mobilize its chapters and larger community of allies in support of statewide policies.

We seek an inspirational and innovative individual who is committed to creating an equitable path to a clean energy future. They will be able to collaborate with partners and MCAN Chapters, as well as lead the MCAN Staff and Board in our ongoing evolution as an equity-centered organization.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a powerful and mission-driven non-profit with strong roots in Massachusetts.

MCAN is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages all qualified persons to apply. MCAN is committed to ensuring an organizational culture of respect and tolerance that supports a work-life balance for all its employees.

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Application Process and Job Details:

Job Location: The position is currently remote and a location within Massachusetts is preferred.

Employment type: Full-time

Salary and Benefits: Starting salary of $80,000 per year with health care benefits as well as generous paid vacation, personal, and sick time.  The Board is committed to a salary review and anticipates an increase at the close of year one pending fundraising success.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, three references, and brief writing sample to: executivedirectorapplications@massclimateaction.net

No phone calls, please. If you are selected as a candidate, you will be notified.

About Massachusetts Climate Action Network

MCAN is a statewide organization that inspires advocates to lead local efforts on a range of climate policies and
actions, including the equitable decarbonization of buildings and electricity supply, across the state but
particularly in communities served by municipal utilities. MCAN’s role as a facilitator of municipal-level
action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups. Working with our local chapters, coalitions and
partners, MCAN empowers people to create human-centered buildings, push for regional clean and just energy
policies and regulations, and continue to fight against investments in fossil fuel energy projects in municipal
utility districts. We do this through creating and sharing educational resources, offering strategies to support
local movement building, and connecting local advocates to state and regional opportunities to support climate
and energy justice.

We are a large and vigorous community of more than 65 affiliated local groups (representing more than 100
Massachusetts cities and towns), thousands of members, and many other stakeholders who communicate,
network, and share information related to climate action. Our chapters represent a broad cross-section of
community-based grassroots efforts and municipal leaders. MCAN also works closely with community-based
organizations and partners on statewide policy development, local level planning and municipal regulations, and
local MCAN Chapter projects.

MCAN was founded in 2000, and in 2009 became a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

More information about MCAN can be found here and its staff and board here.