Head of Investment

Remote (Washington, District of Columbia, United States)
about 1 month ago
Full time role


Rewiring America

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Rewiring America is a growing nonprofit, working to launch a movement that electrifies everything, starting with our 121 million households. Through ...

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Job Description

The Opportunity and Position Summary

Rewiring America is growing rapidly. Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, we have an historic opportunity to electrify our communities. Rewiring America is at the heart of the strategy to leverage that opportunity and is scaling up its work significantly. With a clear and inspiring vision, smart strategies, and significant and growing financial support, we are seeking an entrepreneurial Head of Investment to join our leadership team. This position works closely with Rewiring America’s CEO and will report to the Chief of Staff on an interim basis until a Head of Network is hired.

In this newly created position, the Head of Investment is a seasoned manager and team builder with proven ability to raise funds at six- to nine-figure levels from individual donors, family offices, foundations, and/or corporate partners. They are passionate about solving the climate crisis by focusing on the strategies that will make the biggest impact, including a just transition to clean energy and demand-side electrification.

The Head of Investment is laser focused on designing and executing Rewiring America’s revenue plan, driving successful implementation, and building and inspiring a team to expand the organization’s pipeline of investors in order to resource the next stage of transformational scale.

Rewiring America has undergone rapid growth in revenue, from a startup operating on several million dollars, we are building a $30 million organization within the next two years. Our ambitious campaign will raise tens of millions of dollars to support Americans in electrifying their homes. Foundations, individual donors, and family offices are currently our largest source of revenue. The Head of Investment will drive a strategy that deepens their support further and also diversifies our model by attracting investment from the private sector, membership income, corporate partnerships, and other revenue streams. The Head of Investment partners closely with the CEO and Director of Investment, other senior leadership, and key advisors to build a genuine community of investors, while identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding their own portfolio.

What You’ll Do

The inaugural Head of Investment holds key responsibilities that will evolve over time as the team grows and functions are distributed. We anticipate a focus on the following:

  • Develop and implement an ambitious revenue plan in support of Rewiring America’s short- mid-range, and long-range vision and goals.
  • Build and lead the fundraising team to deliver against annual revenue targets. Based on our projections, we are anticipating growing the team to approximately 10 staff over the next two years.
  • Serve as a chief fundraising partner to the CEO.
  • Maintain a robust portfolio of major and leadership donors, family offices, and foundation and corporate partners, building lasting relationships and moving these relationships through the identification/qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship cycles.
  • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team of Rewiring America, with responsibilities for the overall growth, effectiveness, and impact of the organization.
  • Actively recruit and manage investment staff, including establishing annual objectives, providing effective feedback and support, and supporting ongoing professional development.
  • Collaborate with the investment team to create, update, and implement efficient and effective investment-related infrastructure and systems.
  • Develop dashboards to track progress and benchmarks against the revenue plan and proactively produce reports and analyses of campaigns to inform strategies and improve results.
  • Support the development of materials and pitch decks, prospect research, and effective community-building events.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for Rewiring America, representing the organization as appropriate in public forums and effectively communicating the mission and case for support.


Who You Are

The successful Head of Investment joins a fast-paced team that operates with a sense of urgency and a track record of success in science, technology, art, business, policy, and politics. The Head of Investment is entrepreneurial and is ready to grow / scale a successful investment operation. Rewiring America has the opportunity to take its work to the next level and seeks a leader with ambition, determination, and the ability to instill confidence, trust, and inspiration in others.

The selected candidate will possess the following Core qualifications:


  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, policies, and goals of Rewiring America.
  • 12+ years of increasing responsibility in fundraising, with a proven track record of securing six- to nine-figure level investments from individuals, family offices, or institutions.
  • Experience designing and leading innovative campaigns and successful efforts in donor cultivation, engagement, and stewardship.
  • Proven management skills with clarity of vision and a commitment to the highest levels of integrity, quality, and collaboration, developing strong team cultures, promoting and enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, performance management, and professional development.
  • Mastery of relationship-building skills with a wide range of diverse external constituencies, from small-dollar donors to high net worth individuals.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills that demonstrate an ability to:
    • Convey a compelling story about Rewiring’s mission and impact;
    • Translate complex data and analysis into persuasive narratives;
    • Communicate Rewiring’s strategies with accessible expertise.
  • Ability to manage a growing team with competing demands; not easily overwhelmed by a high volume of activity and projects.
  • Sets and achieves high-performance expectations that are motivating and results-oriented.
  • Seeks out and delivers timely and direct feedback that contributes to the ongoing development of oneself, team members and a positive organizational culture.
  • Highly collaborative work style with the ability to operate as a peer and thought partner to the CEO, other leadership team members, and advisors.
  • Leads with positivity and a belief in what is possible.


  • Experience in the climate movement with an understanding of the current funding landscape and players.
  • Entrepreneurial drive to build an organization from the ground up; prior start-up experience is optimal.
  • Content knowledge in demand-side electrification and/or renewable energy



The salary range for this position is $175,000 - $225,000, commensurate with experience. Rewiring America also offers a very generous and competitive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, up to 6% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off, health coverage, retirement benefits, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays and access to professional development resources. This position is remote.

Commitment to Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Rewiring America values diversity in all its forms and is committed to inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring and promotion processes. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please email jobs@rewiringamerica.org.

Hiring Statement

Rewiring America is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Windward Fund ‘s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

COVID-19 Policy

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Windward Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@windwardfund.org."

Rewiring America

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Rewiring America is a growing nonprofit, working to launch a movement that electrifies everything, starting with our 121 million households. Through ...

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