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Chief Operating Officer
San Francisco, CA or Portland, OR preferred
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About the Organization

3Degrees helps organizations around the world implement renewable energy, transportation decarbonization, and other climate solutions. 3Degrees is a certified B Corp headquartered in San Francisco with nearly 200 employees across offices throughout the United States and in Europe. We are growing rapidly and are at the forefront of the energy transition offering products and solutions to corporate and utility customers worldwide.

Position Description

About You
Just like the entire 3Degrees team, you are passionate about helping organizations around the world rise to the challenge of taking urgent action on climate change. You value the B Corp principles (even if working at a B Corp might be new to you) and are intrigued by the challenge of managing the multifaceted change inevitable in a fast-growing B Corp in our society today. You are proud to lead in an organization prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion, and one where colleagues treat each other with respect and decency. You are an experienced and energetic strategic thinker and operational leader. You thrive in a collaborative and team-oriented environment. You have a strong internal and external client services orientation. You embrace complexity while also being able to prioritize and lead colleagues in achieving shared goals. You are unrelenting about creating, promoting and measuring processes and deploying appropriate technology, all in support of a culture of operational excellence.
About the Role
In order to fuel and support 3Degrees’ growth trajectory, including the introduction of new products and services globally, 3Degrees seeks a Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created position, the COO will partner with the CEO and executive leadership team to develop and deliver on our growth strategy, leverage our operations, redesign processes and deploy technology solutions to help our people do everything they do more efficiently and effectively.
The COO will be a member of the executive management team and will report to the CEO. In addition to collaborating closely with the CEO on strategic planning and execution of strategic projects along with other company executives, the COO will oversee a number of functional areas across the company including, but not limited to, People Operations, Marketing, Legal, and IT. The COO will also work with other business unit leaders to contribute strategic and operational expertise to complement the efforts within those teams.
This is a full-time position preferably located in either San Francisco, CA or Portland, OR, and will report to the CEO. A remote office, with significant travel required once public health considerations allow, will be considered for highly qualified candidates.
What You'll Do
The COO will lead or heavily contribute to initiatives across the following three areas:
Operational Management
  • Foster a growth oriented, positive and encouraging environment while keeping employees and management accountable to company goals, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Effective partnership with business units and shared services to efficiently support rapid growth
  • Work closely with executive leadership to identify and implement operational plans, internal infrastructures, reporting systems, and company policies to drive and support efficient company growth via process, technology and operational optimization
  • Define KPIs to monitor success and progress, collect and apply learnings on a forward-looking basis
  • Maintain and share knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in operations management
Strategic Planning
  • Collaborate with the CEO and CFO to lead a highly effective strategic planning process for the company
  • Reimagine the company’s new product development process
  • Collaborate with CFO on budgeting, forecasting, and resource allocation
  • Manage cross-functional teams, including building and tracking financial and resource allocation models supporting strategic initiatives
Corporate Development
  • Work with the CFO/CEO to determine, identify and secure the company’s long term capital needs
  • Lead company-wide identification and assessment of M&A opportunities and partnerships


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a similar role, with expertise in strategic planning and operational management experience
  • Experience addressing operational challenges associated with a high growth company, including international expansion
  • Subject matter knowledge of renewable energy, environmental commodities, utilities, sustainability, and transportation decarbonization
  • Ability to utilize subject matter knowledge to identify and position the company for future growth opportunities
  • An innate ability to diagnose problems quickly and initiate corrective action in close collaboration with executive colleagues
  • A promoter of process improvement who thinks about process changes in the context of anticipated growth domestically and internationally
  • Experience contributing to and shaping board level discussions
  • Strong understanding of financial statements including budgeting, cash flow and capital planning management
  • High personal integrity and experience championing diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives
How we define success
  • Significant contributions to 3Degrees’ growth and efficiency
  • Reinforce and further cultivate a culture of operational excellence
  • Accurate diagnosis and implementation of organizational redesign, process improvement, and technology solutions to current and anticipated operational pain points and impediments to rapid growth
  • Significant contribution to the strategic vision of the company
  • Thought and process management leadership in the strategic planning progress
  • Introduction of a clear, nimble new product development process
  • A highly effective, collaborative, and respectful relationship with the CEO, CFO, other company leaders, and all company employees


When you work for us, there's plenty in it for you! First, is the fact that you are joining a mission-driven B Corp that is committed to a triple bottom line ethic and fostering work-life balance and professional development for its staff.
  • The benefits offered to our team across the globe include Flex vacation policy, 401(k) with company matching program, support for office needs, transportation and a health & wellness reimbursement program. As an international employer, some benefit offerings will vary from country to country.

Application Instructions

We hope you are excited to join 3Degrees. Please take the time to answer all questions on the application to the best of your ability. Cover letters are always appreciated to help us learn more about you and your career goals. Thanks for your interest in 3Degrees.
Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
3Degrees is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where different perspectives contribute to better solutions. 3Degrees welcomes people regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other category protected by law.

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