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New Initiatives Manager

Company: Elemental Excelerator
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

About Elemental Excelerator Elemental Excelerator is on a mission to redesign the systems at the root of climate change. In 2009, we launched a new non-profit model for funding climate tech deployment. Breaking down barriers to innovation alongside entrepreneurs provides us unique insight into the policy, market, and technology innovation needed to build systems to uplift people and communities around the world. Elemental has invested in over 130 growth-stage companies and celebrated more than 20 exits, funded more than 100 technology projects, and built a platform for scaling equitable, market-driven solutions to climate change. At Elemental, we blend a growth mindset with the diverse backgrounds and roots of our team, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone---s contributions are valued and encouraged. Help Us Scale our Impact! Elemental is seeking a passionate self-starter to join our team as New Initiatives Manager. In this role, you will evaluate and project manage new opportunities and initiatives for Elemental. We are a growing organization, within a growing field, which lends itself to many new programs and projects to consider pursuing. We---re looking for someone who is great at spotting opportunities and developing partnerships, thrives in building new things, is an excellent collaborator, and is creative and open to feedback and iteration. Past examples of new initiatives that have since grown into fully functioning programs are our Equity & Access work, Earthshot Ventures, and the Policy Lab. This is a dynamic and flexible role within the organization that will ultimately be expected to transition ideas to results that are aligned with our values and mission. This position will report to the Chief Growth Officer. Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Sourcing values aligned ideas and opportunities internally and externally
  • Project managing and researching new initiatives from ideas to results, and sometimes guiding team members as they do the same
  • Aligning with the organization---s growth plans and goals
  • Developing custom or creative partnership models as needed
  • Collaborating effectively across the team, e.g., with our Corporate Partnerships, Equity & Access, and Portfolio teams, to ensure alignment with existing programs Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor---s degree (or equivalent)
    • Proven experience working in innovation, program/project management, and with least one relevant field related to climate, venture capital or early stage company support, or social equity
    • Strategic problem solver & conscientious leader who can execute sophisticated programs while creating deep trust with partners
    • Project and contract management experience
    • Experience working with and/or engaging diverse stakeholders
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Detail-oriented and thorough; ability to work with deadlines and consistently follow through to completion of assigned projects
    • Creative and proactive in solving problems Preferred Qualifications:
      • Substantial experience in a high growth environment, specifically in prototyping, piloting, and evaluating new programs or equivalent
      • Experience raising funds
      • Experience collaborating closely with boards of directors
      • Experience leading a program or organization in a related field
      • Experience with data management and analytics
      • Success with convening / leading events and conversations Other Details: We will consider candidates located in Honolulu, Hawai?i or the Bay Area, California where we have HQs. Elemental has a hybrid working model and this role will be expected to be available remotely during HQ working hours based on home office location, and when in-person work resumes must be able to commute to one of our HQ locations: Honolulu, Hawai?i or East Palo Alto, California. Compensation & Benefits Elemental Excelerator offers a competitive salary based on the organization---s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off. This is a full-time "at-will" position working 40 hours per week. Elemental Excelerator is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis. Although all applications will be considered, we may be unable to respond to all inquiries.

Keywords: Elemental Excelerator, Virginia Beach , New Initiatives Manager, Executive , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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