Union of Concerned Scientists — Director of Organizational Effectiveness

Washington, DC or Cambridge, MA

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) combines rigorous science and effective advocacy to address our planet’s most pressing problems. In the current political climate— where science, facts, evidence and expertise are regularly under attack—UCS is a driving and thriving nonpartisan force for progress. 

UCS sounds the alarm, develops innovative solutions and mobilizes scientists and nonscientists to advocate for the fundamental role of science in democratic decision making and to tackle climate change, the risk of nuclear war and the need for sustainable energy, agriculture and transportation. UCS contributes not only scientific and technical analysis to these efforts, but leverages our half million supporters, 26,000 members of our Science Network and more than one thousand organizational partners to solve critical problems, combat deception and disinformation and head off or reverse dangerous policies. 

This is a time of growth, momentum, and transformation at UCS.  As UCS has stepped up to address a growing set of issues over the last two decades, its staff size and budget have increased four-fold, with a significant ramp up of annual revenue from $30 to $40 million  over the past three years.  With four offices and nearly 250 staff, management and the organizational structure are challenged to keep pace with rapid growth. 

To help manage growth and change, UCS is adding a new senior management position.  The Director of Organizational Effectiveness joins the Management Team with a bold, exciting mandate: to enhance UCS effectiveness, capacity, and results.  

The ideal candidate is an experienced organizational development leader in contexts where racial equity, adaptability and accountability are prized.  Exposure to issue campaigns, advocacy, science and/or activism is desirable, as is experience in ambitious, high-growth organizations. The ideal Director has an advanced management degree with a focus on leadership, administration, or organizational change and development, as well as experience advancing racial equity within campaigns and across an organization.  

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