Operations Director

Energy Transition Fund

Operations Director

(Toronto – Remote Working Opportunity)


Established in 2019, the Energy Transition Fund (ETF) is a funder collaborative that supports international strategies to create the conditions for a just and equitable energy transition, in line with the Paris climate limits.


ETF is supporting civil society organizations working at the regional and global level to secure a just and equitable transition using a range of strategies including communications, legal support, policy reform, diplomacy, financial analysis and engagement, and research. ETF works with civil society organizations to co-design effective strategies and supports those strategies through grant-making.  ETF is currently supporting projects on four continents.


The Opportunity

This is a career opportunity for a professional administrator to be part of a growing, international funder collaborative with a philanthropic mission to drive change in the energy sector globally and contribute to beneficial climate improvement in the long term.  You are the person who will lead a team that designs, builds, and develops financial and administrative processes running smoothly and efficiently so that our programs truly make a difference.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Director is responsible for the oversight of grant documents (including incoming funder grants and outgoing grants), financial processes, communication with ETF’s staff and the fiscal sponsor to promote and apply best practices for effective, efficient and knowledgeable grant making and operational efficiency. The position is a remote working location with weekly face-to-face interaction as conditions permit.



  • Experience in philanthropy and nonprofit organizations preferred
  • Experience managing internal organizational processes and strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets
  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and in close collaboration
  • Fluency with data, spreadsheets, online systems and information management
  • Knowledge of contracts



  • Bachelor level degree



  • $113,000 - $138,000


This search is being conducted on behalf of the Energy Transition Fund by executive search firm, crawfordconnect.

By August 16, 2021, please apply with both your cover letter and resume through our website at https://crawfordconnect.com/for-candidates/job-openings/. Select the role and ‘Apply’ to upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents.

Issues with applying? Please email info@crawfordconnect.com.


Questions about the position? Contact Liz Latimer at liz@crawfordconnect.com 416.690.5377 / 416.977.2913.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest online, through our website, in confidence. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.