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Carbon Capture Policy Manager

September 10, 2021

POSITION: Carbon Capture Policy Manager, U.S.

REPORTS TO: International Director, Carbon Capture

LOCATION: Washington, DC

ABOUT CATF: Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. This is accomplished through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector.

CATF is highly respected for its deep expertise and research on energy and industrial systems and potential strategies, technologies, and policies that can radically shrink their impact on the planet’s atmosphere. Our team of 70+ experts and advocates (and global network of subject matter experts and civil society partners) put this research and knowledge into action by designing and enacting public policies that drive toward zero emissions. We also support policies and work directly with private industry to innovate in technology to make the path to zero emissions swift and affordable. CATF is headquartered in Boston, with staff working virtually around the U.S. and abroad.

ROLE: The role of the Carbon Capture Policy Manager, U.S. is to develop and advocate for policies that promote the development and deployment of carbon capture, removal, and storage technologies in the United States. Policy education and advocacy will be primarily conducted at the U.S. federal level.  Substantive policy work includes monitoring and evaluating existing policies and policy concepts as well as developing new policies, along with planning and executing outreach campaigns together with the rest of the U.S. carbon capture team and the federal policy team. It will also include collaboration with allied NGO, business, expert, and government-based stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policymaker education and advocacy: Develop and execute strategies relating to education about relevant policy concepts and advocacy to achieve policy outcomes. This will include planning and executing direct communications with public officials, as well as leveraging networks of relevant stakeholders from civil society/NGOs, the commercial sector, and experts. Policy areas include, but are not limited to, U.S. federal infrastructure policy, carbon capture and storage deployment policies, and regulatory policies.

Development and assessment of policy: Work with the carbon capture team and other groups on policies that are potentially effective and appropriate for the relevant governmental jurisdiction. Assess the policy and political efficacy of existing or new policy recommendations developed externally to CATF.

Analysis in support of policy development and advocacy: Directly undertake, support, or oversee analytic work related to policy assessment and advocacy. Areas can include policy analysis, economic modeling, and assessment of technology status.

External Communications: Represent CATF with news media and in public forums such hearings, meetings, conferences, and workshops. Develop blogs, reports, white papers, and other forms of content.

Subject Matter Expert: Possesses deep familiarity with technical, economic, market, and policy issues related to carbon capture deployment and industrial and electricity sector decarbonization.

Collaboration: Work in collaboration with and provide support to carbon capture team members and other CATF teams as needed.

Operational support: Provide support to fundraising efforts, including grant writing and funder communications.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven experience in policy design
  • Successful lobbying/advocacy experience
  • Thorough knowledge of federal energy and climate policy
  • BSc/BA is required; MSc/MA or other advanced degree is preferred 
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience in environmental / EHS advocacy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others
  • Consistent follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work
  • Avid networker skilled at building trust with a wide range of people
  • Passion for CATF’s mission

APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMING: 

Please follow this link to submit a resume and a brief cover letter that describes your interest and experience. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please be prepared to provide references upon request.

CATF is an equal opportunity employer.

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