The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking to appoint the founding CEO of Smart Power X ('SPX'), a new global platform it is establishing.
The Rockefeller Foundation has already demonstrated what it takes to scale distributed renewable electricity (DRE) solutions in select markets, with data-driven insights on the business models and technologies needed to unleash them. The organization has built a unique global community of partners, including donors, investors, private DRE developers, large energy utilities, governments and NGOs who are actively engaged with the Rockefeller Foundation, and are eager to do more. Based on this experience, the Foundation believes now is the moment to harness this collective ambition via SPX. In launching SPX, the Foundation will position energy at the nexus of development and action on climate change, and thereby lay the groundwork to ultimately frame it as a new model for global development.
The CEO of SPX will be a leader of vision, intellectual breadth, practical entrepreneurial and partnership building experience to build the initiative along with the Board and create immediate impact and a legacy for the future. This person will create a world-class organisation with a powerful voice and champion its mission to end energy poverty.
Eventually reporting to, and working closely with the Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and operational leadership of the organisation. S/he will ensure that the organisation's governance, programmes, and engagement are ethical, transparent, aligned and supportive of the Rockefeller's values and core commitments.
The CEO will be an inclusive leader who will work closely with the Board, partners, senior leadership team, and staff to frame the strategy and agenda of the organisation, build its brand, establish new partnerships, and enhance its relevance, influence, and practical contribution.
The Rockefeller Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and a Statement of Suitability to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the role title and reference 2103-009L in the email subject line.
The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.