Waverley Street Foundation (WSF) builds and supports solutions at the intersection of climate change and community priorities, focusing on efforts and initiatives that draw connections between urgent local and community-based issues—including housing, transportation, food security, and more—and the health of our planet. The Foundation is especially eager to partner with communities that are already enduring severe impacts of climate change and that deserve a central place in solutions. WSF prioritizes representation, diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of its work.
Unlike most philanthropies, WSF will spend down its assets—approximately $3 Billion— over the next 10-15 years, a decision that empowers it to support not only sensible and pragmatic solutions but also daring bets and breakthroughs that can alter the trajectory of the climate crisis and unlock a new and better future for humanity.
WSF strives to do things differently, and be entrepreneurial and innovative in our grantmaking approach. As we take on the task of addressing global climate change, we are adopting a campaign mindset where we look to empower people and communities to ensure that their governments adopt and implement climate friendly policies. Starting with some of the highest emitting nations, the goal is to demonstrate the collective will of humanity to reside on a livable planet, and to develop momentum for climate improvements across the globe that results in a global transition to clean energy sources and sustainable living.
WSF does its work in deep collaboration with field experts and advisors, as it is essential that the Foundation’s strategy is developed not in conference rooms but out in the world, informed by the lived experiences and innovative ideas of the people most directly impacted by the problems the foundation seeks to address. Specifically, WSF convenes experts from a variety of disciplines who are close to communities – their experiences, and their solutions.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Head of Campaigns reports to the President and is a collaborative leader who believes in the power of people to affect dramatic change, a strategic leader who can create and execute a winning plan, and an inspirational leader who can cultivate and energize people and teams to win and grow together. Goal-oriented and tuned in to the global political landscape, the Head of Campaigns wields their expertise, experience, and influence in focused ways that strengthen WSF’s and its grantees’ ability to move decision-makers towards immediate action on the climate crisis.
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