The Initiative for Energy Justice (IEJ) seeks an Operations and Culture Director that will lead all of the Initiative for Energy Justice’s internal operations, including administration, systems, technology, finance, and communications. As IEJ projects growth from half a dozen to a dozen staff members over the next two years, the Operations and Culture Director will have the unique opportunity and responsibility to build an equitable, joyful, and effective work culture at the national center. They will also co-lead grants management and be a part of IEJ’s leadership team. The Operations and Culture Director will liase with Northeastern University administrative officials and teams that manage various administrative functions for IEJ including hiring, human resources, grants, and accounting.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

How to Apply

Please use this link to review the full job description and submit your application, including a resume, cover letter, and list of references in one PDF. Please email with any questions. 


About the Initiative for Energy Justice

The Initiative for Energy Justice (IEJ) envisions a transition across all U.S. states and territories to true energy justice – ensuring energy is accessible, affordable, clean, and democratically managed for all communities, while also remediating past social, economic, and health burdens on those disproportionately harmed by the current energy system.

IEJ was founded by lawyers entrenched in the policy debates concerning the nation’s transition away from fossil fuels and an extractive economy towards an equitable and renewable energy future, with direct connections to communities working on that transition.


IEJ’s Culture and Benefits

  • Our core values are voice, inclusion, and equity. The unique voices of frontline communities and communities of color must be included in the transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy. And equity must form the core of this transition, given the burdens borne by frontline communities under the energy system.
  • We strive to cultivate a workplace culture of joy, collaboration, thoughtfulness, and growth. We recognize that work to dismantle inequities and advance justice can be draining, complex, and involve facing past trauma. Yet by embracing hope, collective care, and recognizing our intertwined journeys for liberation, we aim to find joy and meaning by working together to advance energy justice.
  • Salary will be in the range of $82,000 to $128,000 depending on experience. 
  • Benefits include health benefits, paid time off, retirement benefits, wellness and more.

Learn more about the Initiative for Energy Justice’s vision, strategies, objectives, and activities


Additional information

Location: Remote within United States

The Initiative for Energy Justice is housed at Northeastern University School of Law. Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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