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Project Associate, Super Pollutants

POSITION: Project Associate, Super Pollutants 

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Program Manager, Super Pollutants 

LOCATION: Flexible within the U.S. 

ABOUT CATF AND THE SUPER POLLUTANTS TEAM: 

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 chartered in the US and Netherlands, and operates globally throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America, and in multilateral international forums. CATF was the first NGO globally to focus on reducing methane and other short-lived climate pollutants. 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. Alongside our team of experts, we leverage an extensive network of collaborators in civil society, industry, academia and government. CATF is well known for its work targeting the oil and gas sector, which represents the largest industrial methane source worldwide. We built coalitions and provided technical expertise that led to methane policies in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and we helped catalyze and support the Global Methane Pledge, which launched at COP26 with more than 100 countries participating. 

ROLE: 

The Project Associate will collaborate with the Super Pollutants program team, both in the U.S. and internationally. The Project Associate will support a wide range of activities including coalition building, advocacy, strategic communications, and collaboration across the team and with CATF partners and consultants. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Collaborate on or lead projects related to programmatic priorities with Super Pollutants team members, partners and/or consultants. 
  • Support staff on research projects related to program priorities, as needed. 
  • Communicate responsively and clearly with a wide range of partners, including members of CATF’s Super Pollutants team, partner organizations and consultants. 
  • Help ensure staff follow through on key tasks by providing reminders and offering support as needed. 
  • Track progress against key performance indicators. 
  • Collaborate on logistics for team events, webinars and meetings. 
  • Participate in team meetings and support programmatic work, as needed. 
  • Support Super Pollutants program staff in organizing and executing effective meetings internally and externally. Assist with scheduling, agenda and materials preparation, capturing outcomes and next steps. 
  • Organize and maintain internal document libraries and other shared resources. 
  • Synthesize detailed documents and meeting notes into slide presentations, fact sheets, blogs, talking points, grant reports, and other communications. 

  SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Passion for CATF’s mission; Experience in climate or environmental advocacy a plus 
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others 
  • Proven skills and experience working in a high-functioning team, managing projects with tight deadlines in a collaborative way 
  • Consistent follow-through, highly organized and committed to high-quality work 
  • Experience in organizing meetings with staff and stakeholders 
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail 
  • Strong computer skills, including comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Teams 
  • Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills 
  • Willingness to work occasional odd hours to accommodate global partners in different time zones. 

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. CATF provides equal employment opportunities. 

 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  

Please follow this link to submit a resume, cover letter referencing the position title, and contact information for two to three professional and/or academic references. 

CATF provides equal employment opportunities.