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Manager or Director (DOQ), International Methane Partnerships & Outreach

July 23, 2021

POSITION: Manager or Director (DOQ), International Methane Partnerships & Outreach

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Program Director, Super Pollutants Program

Location: Flexible within the United States, Eastern Time Zone preferred

PURPOSE:

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit global organization dedicated to the near-elimination of climate pollution from Earth’s energy, agricultural, waste and forest management systems.

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 50+ experts and advocates (and global network of subject matter experts and civil society partners) put this research and knowledge into action by designing and supporting public policies that drive toward zero emissions. We also work directly with private industry to innovate in technology to make the path to zero emissions swift and affordable.

CATF is chartered in the U.S. and Netherlands, and operates globally throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America, and in multilateral international forums.  CATF’s super pollutants initiatives aim to reduce pollutants, such as methane and black carbon that will have the greatest impact on warming the planet over the near term and offer the most promising targets for immediate cleanup.  Taken together, efforts to reduce super pollutants globally could prevent more than half a degree C of warming, while also delivering numerous additional public health and ecological benefits.

A key focus of CATF’s Super Pollutants Program is to address the oil and gas industry, which releases millions of tons of methane and other harmful pollution into the air each year.  Working in collaboration with other groups, CATF plays a unique role, using our extensive technical knowledge and analytic capabilities to advocate for the most effective policies to reduce emissions from this industry.  We advocate directly with regulators and as participants in multi-stakeholder groups and international forums, while collaborating with partner groups to effectively encourage decision-makers to move policies forward.

The International Methane Partnerships & Outreach Manager will help lead strategic work to accelerate international action on methane, helping to ensure that world leaders aggressively and quickly reduce methane emissions from not only the oil and gas sector but other key sectors like waste, agriculture, and coal. The Partnerships & Outreach Manager will play a key role in the ongoing work by CATF and partners to build the key components and champions for moving this agenda forward while accelerating country- and subnational-level methane mitigation along the way.

The Partnerships & Outreach Manager will work in close coordination with the CATF Super Pollutant program team (scientists, analysts, advocates, and lawyers) and consultants, and will lead outreach to private sector collaborators as well as civil society partners in key jurisdictions, to build support for international action to reduce methane. The Partnerships & Outreach Manager will also represent CATF in a variety of venues both in the U.S. and internationally.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Partnership Management

  • Support existing partnerships among NGO’s and other stakeholders to support CATF’s goals.
  • Perform outreach to new partner organizations, with a focus on regions where little methane advocacy is currently happening.
  • Manage contracts and subgrants with partner civil society organizations in key regions.
  • Develop new relationships with private sector organizations to further action on methane, especially from key sectors such as food & agriculture, waste, and oil and gas.

Strategy Development:

  • In collaboration with the CATF super pollutants team, contribute to strategy development around accelerating international action to reduce methane emissions.
  • Perform stakeholder and landscape mapping.

Represent CATF in meetings and public venues:

  • Present on behalf of CATF at conferences and meetings.
  • Communicate with members of the media on matters related to the growing support for action to reduce methane, in coordination with the Communications Director

Perform Direct Decision-maker Advocacy:

  • Encourage the U.S. and other key countries to help champions global methane reduction efforts.
  • Help identify and support leading companies and actors within key sectors to perform outreach to their colleagues and build a strong bench of supporters.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Strong outreach and relationship-building skills and experience in environmental advocacy and negotiations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of international climate or environmental policy.
  • Strong diplomatic and networking skills and the ability to build trust with a wide range of people
    • Familiarity with one or more of the following sectors preferred: agriculture, food, waste management, oil and gas, civil society organizations.
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others.
  • Consistent follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work.
  • Successful lobbying/advocacy experience in national or international contexts.
  • Strong computer skills, including comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite and Teams.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid passport and ability to travel up to 25 percent of the time are essential.
  • Passion for CATF’s mission.

COMPENSATION AND LOCATION:

This is a full-time, funding-dependent position. CATF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.  The location for this position is flexible within the United States with candidates able to work from the Eastern Time Zone preferred. CATF provides equal employment opportunities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please email a resume, referencing the position title, and cover letter including contact information for two to three professional and/or academic references to apply@catf.us.

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