Vice President of Programs

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Ceres is seeking an innovative and entrepreneurial professional to lead as Vice President, Programs, an important role within the organization that ensures the success of Ceres’ Climate and Energy, Water, and Food and Forests programs.

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess The Following Background And Experience

This individual will recognize the urgency with which people need to act to ensure a safe future for our planet and will have knowledge and understanding of the environmental space, systemic racism, and how to work with diverse constituents to solve critical environmental problems. The successful candidate will have the ability to evaluate existing programs to measure effectiveness while working proactively and collaboratively with program staff to design and implement new programs that meaningfully advance Ceres’ mission and values.

  • 15 years of relevant work experience in roles of progressive responsibility.
  • Experience as a senior leader and manager in a fast-paced, non-profit organization. Experience with environmental or sustainability issues required.
  • Demonstrated record of supervising senior staff to achieve organizational programmatic and fundraising goals.
  • Proven track record of results-driven strategic program management is required.
  • Demonstrated success on both sides of resource development—cultivating and closing revenue prospects and managing and deploying staff and budgets.
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing diverse teams, including gender identity, people of color, and people from various socio-economic backgrounds, and supporting an inclusive workplace where everyone has an opportunity for advancement.
  • Ability to both build strong, stable programs and to innovate to take advantage of strategic opportunities.
  • Bachelor degree required. Graduate degree in relevant area preferred.

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Vice President of Programs


Tuesday 12th January 2021


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