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Job Title: Director, Policy
Reporting to: Senior Vice President, Policy and Research
Position: Full-time; Exempt


Organizational Summary: The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the most effective, fair, and politically viable climate solutions.


Position Overview: The Director, Policy will serve as a policy expert for the Council and the Center for Climate and Trade. This person will help conceive of, oversee and direct research products and policy development. The position will work on all major policy workstreams for the organization including, but not limited to, carbon pricing, border carbon adjustments, and carbon clubs. The Director, Policy will manage work of colleagues and outside consultants. The Director, Policy will have external facing opportunities including representing the organization in meetings with government officials and their staff; collaborating with business, environmental organizations, and other organizational stakeholders; and speaking at conferences.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Research and analyze federal and international climate policy, with a particular focus on policy solutions that leverage the power of market forces.
  • Work with existing partners and other external stakeholders and contributors, including by discussing and presenting policy design and impacts, leading group meetings, and in some instances working to find consensus among diverse stakeholders.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships with stakeholders, researchers, and policy and advocacy organizations to support the overarching goals of the organization.
  • Identify, secure, and manage outside contractors, consultants, and influential scholars to conduct and publish research for the Council and the Center; manage contractual agreements and related processes, actions, and measurables for consultants.
  • Represent Council work in meetings with Members of Congress, Hill staff, Administration officials as directed.
  • Work with the Senior Vice President, Policy and Research/Executive Director of the Council’s Center for Climate and Trade to execute the research and policy agenda that shapes the public conversation on market-based climate solutions.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with demonstrated expertise in national and international climate policy research and analysis. Experience in consulting firms, law firm, think tanks, policy institutions preferred.
  • Experience and expertise in project management with ability to effectively manage outside consultants and complicated timelines.
  • Superior knowledge of climate and/or trade policy. 
  • Experience working on or analyzing energy/environmental policy modeling.
  • Relationships to significant research and advocacy organizations a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet pressing deadlines, anticipate needs, and adjust in a changing environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communications and the ability to present in a group setting.
  • Most importantly, we are seeking individuals who are highly ambitious, focused on positive outcomes, eager to work collaboratively while remaining resilient in a challenging political arena, and operate with impeccable integrity.


Location:
This position is based in DC in a traditional office setting, subject to the organization’s telework policy. Currently the organization is operating in a hybrid environment.


Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience; full benefits package.

Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to applicants@clcouncil.org.


The Climate Leadership Council is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with U.S. state and federal laws.


Job Title: Writer/Editor
Reporting to: Executive Vice President
Position: Full-time; Exempt


Organizational Summary: The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the most effective, fair, and politically viable climate solutions. Americans for Carbon Dividends (AFCD) is a 501(c)(4) national education and advocacy campaign that promotes the bipartisan Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan.


Position Overview: The Writer/Editor works across teams to generate a clear, consistent, and compelling voice for the Council, the Council’s Center for Climate and Trade, and AFCD. The position is responsible for all long form content development, grant writing, and maintenance of editorial standards.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with the EVP and Senior Director, Communications and Public Affairs to manage and execute assigned communications initiatives
  • Conceive, write and/or edit a variety of content, including op-eds, letters, reports, blogs, talking points, stakeholder communications, and newsletters
  • Serve as primary editor for all content to ensure consistency in messaging and language
  • Draft grant proposals and reports, working in tandem with the Associate, Office of the CEO to manage grant deadlines and deliverables
  • Work with the team to deliver on blog, newsletter, and digital content drafting, production and deadlines
  • Develop talking points for Council staff participating in external speaking engagements
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher in English, journalism, communications, public relations, or related area
  • 5-7 years of communication experience in an agency, trade association, corporate or political setting
  • Working knowledge and experience in messaging on complex policy issues; climate and/or energy experience is a plus
  • Strong writing skills including a proven ability in drafting communications geared toward policy and grantmaking audiences; clear understanding of how to create compelling content through a range of mediums
  • Ability to multi-task, meet pressing deadlines, anticipate needs, and adjust in a changing environment
  • Exhibits a high comfort level driving action in a fast-moving and -evolving political environment; processes new information quickly and adjusts accordingly; displays situational adaptability
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization and act on feedback
  • Team player with impeccable integrity


Location:
This position is based in DC in a traditional office setting, subject to the organization’s telework policy. Currently the organization is operating in a hybrid environment (three days in office; two days remote).


Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience; full benefits package.

Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to applicants@clcouncil.org.


The Climate Leadership Council is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with U.S. state and federal laws.


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