• Job Announcement: March 23, 2022

  • Position Title: Executive Director

  • Reports To: Council Board of Directors

  • Terms: Full time, available immediately


About the Council:

The California Efficiency + Demand Management Council (the Council) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation representing the energy efficiency and demand management industries. The Council’s mission is to accelerate the evolution of clean energy markets and expand the impact of distributed energy resources vital to California’s future. The Council was formed in July of 2009 and currently has more than 70 companies as members. For more information, visit our website, www.cedmc.org.

About the Position:

The Council has an immediate opening for a new Executive Director who will provide passionate, experienced and organized leadership and oversee a staff of two full-time employees, and external consultants when needed. We are interested in an individual who can help take the Council into the next phase of its evolution. Candidates should have relevant policy experience and familiarity with regulatory matters at California’s three major energy agencies: California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), and California Independent System Operator (CAISO), along with experience managing an organization’s finances and operations. Exposure to legislative processes in California is a plus.

The Executive Director is the voice and outward face of the organization representing the Council in forums, events, and oversight of all communications with members and stakeholders. The Executive Director is responsible for executing the vision and mission of the organization and delivering on the strategic plan goals with five primary functional aspects to the role:

  • Leadership: Building upon the Council’s established voice as an energy policy thought leader through collaboration with an extensive network of member companies, utility partners, foundation funders, and industry stakeholders.
  • Policy & Advocacy: Representing the Council and supporting the policy team’s work in key forums including proceedings at the CPUC, CEC, CAISO and other key agencies and forums, such as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and industry conferences.
  • Financial Stability: Ensuring the financial health of the organization by working to meet or exceed member expectations through valued member services, recruiting new members, delivering on grants and partnerships, and spearheading new revenue opportunities.
  • Operations Management: Overseeing the Council operations including but not limited to developing and managing budgets, managing and mentoring staff, consultants, and resources, and working with the Board and its committees to deliver on organizational goals.
  • Building/Fostering Membership and Strategic Partnerships: Maintaining and building Council membership through regular contact/dialogue and fostering prospective new members and strategic partners through collaboration and regular networking.

Core Competencies and Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years experience in a business, agency, public policy and/or non-profit organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of demand-side management programs, addressing energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resources
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational management, and employee development & mentoring experience
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key industry stakeholders
  • Skilled at defining and executing on strategic vision with full accountability to deliver results
  • Collaborative approach to working with Board and staff
  • Ability to travel within California to attend meetings, events and conferences as required
  • Familiarity with and ability to use Google suite
  • Existing network of connections and relationships in California is a plus

Location and Compensation:

The Council team works remotely, however, the ideal candidate will be located in the San Francisco, Los Angeles or Sacramento regions.  Compensation is competitive for a non-profit Executive Director position.  A full benefits package is provided.


Interested candidates should send a resume with a cover letter explaining their capabilities, desired salary, and available start date, to admin@cedmc.org by April 30, although the position will remain open until filled.  No phone calls please. Please reference where you saw this posting in the cover letter.