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President/CEO – Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) - Remote

For over 40 years, IREC has made clean energy possible for millions of Americans through cutting-edge solutions that advance renewable energy, electric grid modernization, and energy efficiency. IREC builds the foundation for rapid adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency to benefit people, the economy, and our planet and seeks a vision of a 100% clean energy future that is reliable, resilient, and equitable.

IREC seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead and direct the organization, ensuring a positive, team-based, goal-oriented culture. The President/CEO is the face of the organization and is responsible for the overall successful operation and fiscal integrity of IREC through demonstrated ethical leadership and management.

Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, the President/CEO oversees an annual budget of approximately $7.5M+ and leads a team of 35+ employees including seven direct reports. The President/CEO works with senior management to set priorities and has the responsibility to lead IREC’s mission and vision, create and implement strategic plans, and identify and execute actions to meet objectives. The President/CEO shall act as the spokesperson for IREC to other clean energy organizations, government entities, businesses, and the public. They will also serve as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Leadership experience within the clean energy sector.
  • Passionate and dedicated advocate for clean energy and energy justice.
  • Deep understanding of the actions that state and local governments, communities, employers, and advocacy organizations can take to overcome barriers to equitable clean energy adoption and investment.
  • Effective and proactive communicator, facilitator, problem solver, and decision maker.
  • Strong motivational and staff leadership abilities with a high level of sensitivity, empathy, and emotional intelligence.
  • Success and comfort working collaboratively with Boards of Directors, staff, and partner organizations.
  • Seven or more years of experience as an executive leader/senior management of an organization or nonprofit.

DRiWaterstone is proud to lead this search on behalf of IREC.