POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Director, CleanAIRE NC
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with additional staff in the Raleigh Durham area
Are you CleanAIRE NC’s next Executive Director?
CleanAIRE NC is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Executive Director of the only statewide organization focused exclusively on air quality. The Executive Director has the overall responsibility for CleanAIRE’s mission and will serve as the organization’s chief advocate, collaborator, and spokesperson. Do you…
The Board of Directors of CleanAIRE NC seeks an Executive Director to lead its state-wide efforts to advocate for the health of all North Carolinians by pursuing equitable and collaborative solutions that address climate change and air pollution.
CleanAIRE NC was founded in 2002 when a group of volunteers banded together to improve air quality for Mecklenburg County residents. First known as Carolinas Clean Air Coalition and then as Clean Air Carolina, creating community partnerships and engaging the public have always been cornerstones of our advocacy.
As our advocacy work expanded into climate change, the organization wanted to reflect this greater focus. In 2021 we rebranded as CleanAIRE NC (Action and Innovation to Restore the Environment), redefined our mission and vision, expanded our footprint, and crafted a more unified story.
Today, CleanAIRE NC focuses on three powerful determinants of public health in North Carolina:
Through advocacy, education, and community-driven research, we are working to protect what connects us and ensure that people have clean air to live healthier, happier lives.
Based on conversations with the community and researchers, the link between air quality, climate change, and public health became increasingly apparent. Despite being invisible, air pollution intensifies the health outcomes of those already at risk and causes new health risks to appear. Marginalized and overburdened communities, typically low-income and minority, are especially vulnerable. We believe in one simple saying, “PROTECTING WHAT CONNECTS US.”
CleanAIRE NC has a board of 13 and staff of 10. The operating budget is $1,000,000 with an organizational priority to diversify annual funding. After seventeen years, the founding Executive Director is stepping down. The organization is strong and ready for a leader to continue to build on the positive foundation that has been laid.
THE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director of CleanAIRE NC leads the organization in executing all aspects of its mission. Chief among all responsibilities is championing the mission of CleanAIRE NC and leading positive relationships among staff, volunteers, partners, donors, and the community. The Executive Director will be called upon to fulfill the following key responsibilities:
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Salary offered for this position is 100k-115k and benefits include medical, dental & vision coverage, paid-time-off (PTO), 403(b), company paid holidays, cell phone allowance, and parental leave. This full-time (40 hours per week) position requires occasional evening meetings, weekend work, and overnight travel.
Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in North Carolina, is conducting this search in partnership with CleanAIRE NC’s Board of Directors. Click here to apply: https://armstrongmcguire.applytojob.com/apply/yVuRzWd1Xc/Executive-Director-CleanAIRE-NC. You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume, and professional references. In case of any technical problems, contact [email protected] No phone calls please, and no applications will be accepted by email or through third-party sites.
The preferred application deadline is May 27 though the position will remain posted until a hiring decision has been made. Hiring to be finalized in August and a preferred start date of early September.
CleanAIRE NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and needs of the organization.