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Executive Director

Connecticut Wind Collaborative
Connecticut Wind Collaborative in Groton, CT 06340
Hybrid work
$95,000 - $125,000 a year - Full-time


Connecticut Wind Collaborative in Groton, CT 06340

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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Connecticut Wind Collaborative (CWC)
Executive Director

The Executive Director is accountable for leading and directing the activities of the non-profit 501(c)(3) Connecticut Wind Collaborative (CWC).

The creation of the Wind Collaborative was first announced last October as part of Connecticut’s Offshore Wind Strategic Roadmap, which calls for the new nonprofit to work collaboratively with business, industry, academia, across state agencies and alongside stakeholders in neighboring states to advance the regional supply chain and workforce necessary to meet the growing demand for this green, sustainable, domestic energy supply.

In addition to supporting and promoting offshore wind activities taking place across the state and executing work identified by the Roadmap, the Wind Collaborative will work in conjunction with neighboring states to establish and lead an inclusive regional offshore wind industry cluster. Clusters are critical to economic development because they foster collaboration and boost competitiveness within an industry or geographic area. A Connecticut wind industry cluster will offer a centralized critical mass of expertise and shared resources to support growth, attract investment and talent, and foster innovation, across Connecticut and throughout New England.

The Wind Collaborative is being incubated within the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region (seCTer). seCTer and the Wind Collaborative have entered into a Shared Services Agreement, through which seCTer will provide office space, financial and administrative support to the Wind Collaborative to ensure stability of the new nonprofit organization’s operations. seCTer is a private non-profit and is the region’s designated U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Economic Development District. Operating in the region for three decades, seCTer has a proven track-record of incubation and start-up assistance, providing business advising and financial support to businesses.

Examples of Duties:

  • Receives executive direction from the Board of Directors.
  • Directs staff and operations of the CWC;
  • Develops and implements necessary office policies and regulations;
  • Oversees the administration, development, finances, operations and programs of the CWC;
  • Develops programmatic plans around identified strategic pillars to meet the needs of the offshore wind industry;
  • Leads the promotion of offshore wind activities taking place throughout the state;
  • Organizes stakeholders around key offshore wind initiatives;
  • Manages external communications including social media, press releases, media relations and industry conference appearances;
  • Markets the offshore wind economy in Connecticut to the region, nation and world;
  • Supports entrepreneurs and the start-up of new companies in Connecticut’s offshore wind economy;
  • Organizes conferences and events to promote Connecticut’s success in the offshore wind industry and to bring together the local and regional offshore wind communities for collaboration and to rally around key priorities;
  • Supports the state, municipalities, and universities with application of grants to grow the offshore wind economy;
  • Represents Connecticut and its interests as a member of relevant international, national and regional organizations;
  • Seeks and manages federal grant opportunities for funding future opportunities; and,
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • The offshore wind industry;
  • Ability to apply management principles and practices;
  • Relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
  • Project management;
  • Principles and practices of business and non-profit administration with emphasis on effective organization, administration and management; and,
  • Considerable: interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, ability to analyze organizational problems and determine effective solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

Nine (9) years of professional experience.

Substitutions allowed:

  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • A Master’s degree in business, management or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of management experience, directly supervising staff;
  • Five (5) years of experience planning, designing, or implementing agency strategy;
  • Two (2) years of experience publicly promoting an agency, organization or program, through interviews with media or other public presentations and/or remarks;
  • Experience managing organization or program budgets of at least $2 million; and,
  • Prior experience with non-profit organization(s), the private-sector and/or public-sector.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $95,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Describe your experience managing organization or program budgets of at least $2 million.
  • Describe your relevant offshore wind industry experience.
  • Describe your management experience, directly supervising staff.
  • Describe your experience planning, designing, or implementing agency / organizational strategy.
  • Describe your experience publicly promoting an agency, organization or program, through interviews with media or other public presentations.

Ability to Relocate:

  • Groton, CT 06340: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Groton, CT 06340