Executive Deputy Director

Company Name
Greentown Labs
Location (City)
Job Category
Job Sector
Job Type
Full Time
Degree Requirement
Contact Info Julia Travaglini jtravaglini@greentownlabs.com 6038673657

The successful Executive Deputy Director (EDD) candidate will work alongside the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute the company vision and provide leadership to scale the organization’s capacity and reinforce its culture to ensure Greentown Labs’ long-term success. The EDD will oversee the organization’s ongoing diverse business operations including fundraising and set comprehensive goals for performance and growth to ensure organizational goals are met and team members grow and thrive. Excellent people management and collaboration skills are an absolute must to create and maintain positive working relationships with Greentown team members at all levels, corporate partners, member companies and other stakeholders. The role also requires strong communication skills and has the responsibility of being called upon to positively represent the organization and communicate its vision on behalf of the CEO. Our ideal candidate is mission-driven and has experience and a network within the cleantech/clean energy/sustainability industry, and a drive to address the biggest challenge of our time: climate change. This position will serve as second-in-command to the CEO and will be a member of the senior leadership team at Greentown Labs.

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 20+ years experience; executive-level operational experience at a similar sized or larger organization
  • Experience in a startup or other fast-paced environment; flexibility and understanding that the role will evolve over time as business needs shift
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills; experience leading a successful team of professionals across a variety of disciplines and experience levels
  • Ability to delegate, train, coach, and motivate staff
  • Hands-on experience owning and leading fundraising efforts (corporate, government, philanthropic) and experience managing corporate partnerships; especially for non-profit or social impact sector
  • Strong customer service focus; excited to grow and maintain relationships with Greentown Labs’ partners, startup members, and other stakeholders
  • Data-driven approach: drives data collection and strategic use; “systems thinker” perspective
  • Demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude and strong work ethic in performance of job duties
  • Strong communication skills (oral/written) and presentation skills
  • High-level understanding of operational procedures for all business functions such as HR, Finance, Marketing, etc.
  • Proficiency using Google Suite, PowerPoint/Microsoft Office suite, Salesforce Cloud, and other software tools
  • Flexibility to work outside standard business hours (e.g., evenings) and to travel as required
  • Mission-driven, strong enthusiasm and passion for addressing our climate challenge, clean energy, cleantech, and entrepreneurship

Business and/or technical degree coupled with relevant experience; Master’s degree or higher preferred.

How to Apply: 

Please send your resume, a short cover letter responding to the items listed below, and list of three references (including one past direct report) to talent@greentownlabs.com. The subject of your email should be “Executive Deputy Director: [Your Name]”. The ideal start date for this position is October 15, 2019 or earlier.


Your cover letter must address:

1. Why you’re a good fit (please reference your previous experience, especially in operations leadership and leading fundraising efforts) and why we would be excited to have you join us;

2. Your people management philosophy;

3. Your base salary requirements; and

4. The date you’re available to start.

About the Company: 

Greentown Labs is a community of bold, passionate entrepreneurs creating solutions for today’s biggest climate and environmental challenges. Located in Somerville, Massachusetts, and founded in 2011, the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation is the largest cleantech incubator in North America, operating a 100,000 sq. ft. campus comprised of prototyping and wet lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, electronics lab, and a curated suite of programs and resources. Greentown Labs is home to more than 90 startups and has supported more than 210 since its inception. These startups have collectively created more than 2,800 direct jobs and have raised more than $650 million in funding. The incubator’s mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the community, resources, and space they need to thrive. For more information, please visit www.greentownlabs.com.
Greentown Labs seeks to fully represent our community and constituencies—particularly low-income communities and communities of color—to amplify those voices and provide opportunities to participate in the direction and leadership of the organization. We actively encourage candidates from broad, diverse backgrounds to apply. Greentown Labs is an equal opportunity employer.