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Turn Forward (DRi Waterstone Human Capital) Published: March 18, 2024 (2 months ago)
Remote, United States
Job Type
$225,000 - $250,000 (commensurate with experience)
Salary Type
Per Year


Turn Forward is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing an ambitious vision for American offshore wind power that meets today’s climate, economic, equity, and environmental challenges.

Created in 2022, Turn Forward is in search of a dynamic and highly motivated leader to take the reins of this established mission-critical organization that has bold timebound objectives. The Executive Director of Turn Forward will lead the organization’s ambitious efforts to scale up offshore wind energy in the United States. This transformative role involves strategic leadership, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, fundraising, and driving policy initiatives that align with Turn Forward’s goal of achieving 100+ gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2025. The successful candidate will lead a team focused on advocating for the transformational power of offshore wind to foster economic revitalization, job creation, and the advancement of clean energy.

The Executive Director must be a visionary leader who is passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. They will excel in strategic planning, financial stewardship, and fostering high performing, inclusive work environments. The ideal candidate will demonstrate compassion toward or have experience ensuring equitable outcomes from offshore wind development. Turn Forward believes it is imperative to actively integrate frontline communities into the engagement process by prioritizing their voices, needs, and concerns in order to best foster a collaborative approach that not only maximizes the benefits of renewable energy but also addresses historical injustices and promotes environmental justice for all. They will be a dynamic individual who thrives in startup cultures and are dedicated to driving significant impact in the renewable energy sector. Candidates will have the following qualities and skills:

Candidates will have the following qualities and skills:

  • Strategic Visionary: You have a proven track record of steering organizations with visionary leadership, charting ambitious yet achievable courses for advocacy, communication, policy, and partnerships. You’re adept at dynamically refining and adapting strategic initiatives to meet the evolving landscape of renewable energy.
  • Partnership Cultivator: You are an exceptional ambassador for renewable energy advocacy, adept at elevating the organization’s presence and influence. Your ability to enrich and expand networks of advocacy partners enhances collective impact on policy and community engagement.
  • Empowering Leader: You excel in empowering and inspiring teams, creating a culture of innovation, inclusivity, and excellence that drives tangible impact.
  • Innovative Problem-Solver: Your approach to challenges is innovative and risk-tolerant. You understand that overcoming the challenges of scaling renewable energy solutions requires a culture that is agile, responsive, and embraces continuous innovation and adaptation.

Location: Remote, Full-Time. Some travel will be required.

Compensation: Turn Forward provides a comprehensive package, including an expected compensation range of $225,000 - $250,000 (commensurate with experience), excellent medical and dental benefits, retirement savings, and generous vacation and sick leave policy.

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