DEPARTMENT: EXEC - Executive's Office
SALARY: $159,120.00 - $201,697.60 Annually
LOCATION: Chinook Building - 401 5th Ave, Seattle
JOB TYPE: Appointed
CLOSING DATE: 01/22/23 11:59 PM
Executive Constantine proposed, and council adopted, the creation of a new Executive Climate Office to elevate the County’s commitment, coordination, and ability to deliver on climate action internally and in partnership with cities and regional partners.
The Climate Office’s first Director will be responsible for planning and directing the activities of the Executive Climate Office. In addition to leading the office, the Director will serve on the Executive’s Cabinet – a forum of department leaders and decision makers – to ensure that ambitious climate strategies are effectively integrated across County government. The Director will provide leadership to a team of program and project professionals responsible for executing on Executive Dow Constantine’s priority to aggressively confront climate change. https://kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/priorities/climate-change.aspx
The Director will provide strategic leadership and direction for the Office’s work and engagement to achieve measurable results, build momentum, and unite partners to solve the climate crisis. They will be a key face and voice of the Executive Office on climate action. They will be a regional/national thought-leader on connecting science, community priorities, and decision making, in general, and for building urgency for climate action.
The county has worked collectively to express our intention around partnering with and supporting communities historically excluded from the environmental and climate change conversations. The Executive Climate Office commits to prioritizing inclusion and justice for all people in our work on climate, with the aim of decreasing disparities in our organization and our communities.
We are seeking a creative leader who can lead the operationalizing, implementation and realization of the Executive’s vision for solving climate change, internally and with our communities as well as with decision makers, resource managers, and other partners.
The Director will directly supervise three Executive Climate Office positions and also help support, coordinate, and lead a broader interdepartmental team of staff implementing County climate work.
Job duties, qualification requirements, and information about how to apply can be found here.