Award Amount: $5,000 annually

Deadline: April 3, 2017

Location: This position telecommutes from anywhere in the United States. Consideration may be given to candidates outside of the United States, if the candidate can demonstrate that the organization would not be burdened by unreasonable travel costs for the candidate to attend meetings and conferences in the United States.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week for approximately 45 weeks/year

Selection: The President and CEO position is a highly competitive undergraduate or graduate fellowship offered to an individual with an interest in non-profit management, environmental studies, and/or youth development.


  1. Candidate must be at least 16 years old by the time he/she accepts the offer.
  2. Students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree or intending to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree are especially encouraged to apply

Who Should Apply:

  • Individuals who thrive in a high-risk environment
  • Individuals who are energized by start-up social enterprises 
  • Individuals who see themselves being a part of the organization for at least two or three years, therein making a long-term commitment to their leadership
  • Individuals who are comfortable serving as the head of a national and international organization
  • Individuals who have thoroughly read the application job description, as well as understand the role Greening Forward plays as a youth-driven environmental organization

Renewal Criteria: President & CEO Fellow must sufficiently complete the responsibilities of the fellowship. Each summer, a board of judges, composed of Greening Forward advisors and staff, will determine the candidates eligibility for the remainder of the scholarship based on the Presidents performance within the following domains: (a) Strategic Direction, (b) Leadership & Management, (c) Program Development, (d) Fundraising, (e) Communications, and (f) Operational Responsibilities.

Strategic Direction

  • Ensure the development, maintenance, execution, and evaluation of a long-term vision and strategic plan including goals, measures and targets for: (a) People development, (b) Program development, (c) Operational systems support (finance, project and administrative support), (d) Partnership development, and (c) Financial and fundraising plan
  • Provide thought leadership in key areas that Greening Forward is known for through public speaking (in-person, online, and live radio as well as video and television media), publishing (blogs, articles in well-known online and print newsletters), and teaching (internal development of staff, guest instruction at universities) with the purpose of elevating the reputation and credibility of Greening Forward as a thought leader, community building role model, and cutting-edge education organization

Leadership & Management

  • Recruit, hire, lead, coach, develop, and retain a high performing leadership team of volunteers (comprised of the VP of Engagement, and VP of Digital Media)
  • Identify, develop, maintain, engage, and support a strong leadership team.
  • Work with other staff to continuously professionalize and develop all staff to ensure the quality, effectiveness, efficiency and exemplary delivery of all programs
  • Oversee excellence, coherence and growth across the organization
  • Oversee financial and administrative operations of the organization
  • Actively promote and support inclusivity within Greening Forward and with partners

Program Development

  • Rationalize the delivery of programs through new and existing partnerships
  • Increase efficiency and consistency throughout the organization by developing and implementing standardized programs, services and program marketing


  • Oversee and participate in the execution of all development and fundraising activities for the organization, with goals of at least $40,000 each fiscal year
  • Actively engage and energize stakeholders around a fundraising plan, while ensuring clarity, understanding and commitment from all stakeholders.
  • Expand and diversify revenue generating and fundraising activities to support new and existing programs and infrastructure
  • Responsible for meeting annual campaign revenue targets


  • Develop and use professional networks, speaking and publishing opportunities to elevate, profile and feature the work of Greening Forward
  • Enthusiasm for and execution of public outreach, public speaking, media engagement and developing staff as champions and ambassadors of the organization through the use of social media and other emergent technologies
  • Develop and role model innovative communication practices for high-level and effective communication across the organization

Operational Responsibilities

  • Directs all aspects of effective financial management and reporting (using Microsoft Office Suite), information technology, research, and gift processing.
  • Ensures organizational compliance with state, and federal charitable governing laws

How this Award is Applied: This award payment may be made payable to the applicable university’s bursar, in the name of the President in order for the award to be tax-exempt. Then, the award may be used to pay for tuition and required fees, books, supplies and equipment. However, the President may also request that the award payment be made payable to himself or herself. The award may be considered non tax-exempt if the awardee would like the check written out directly to himself or herself

How to Apply: Submit your resume and a one-page essay describing why this opportunity interests you to current CEO, Narke Norton, Please include at least two references in your application. 

Countdown to Deadline

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