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Public Affairs and Campaigns Director

Position Title: Public Affairs and Campaigns Director

Reports To: U.S. Policy and Advocacy Director

Type: Full-time

Location: Remote; flexible within the U.S.

ABOUT CATF

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a nonprofit 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 150+ 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 has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world.

ROLE

We are looking for an experienced Public Affairs and Campaigns Director to work on the advancement of climate and clean energy policies in the United States. The Public Affairs and Campaigns Director reports to the U.S. Policy and Advocacy Director and will be responsible for the overall success of design, strategic planning, and execution of campaigns and public affairs efforts on behalf of clean energy, innovation, and climate policy around the United States.

The ideal candidate will be a strategist and a leader able to steer the organization to the most successful outcomes while also implementing its vision, mission, and long term goals for climate change.

The goal is to ensure the organization is constantly moving toward fulfilling its short-term and long-term objectives for building stakeholder awareness and support for innovative clean energy and climate solutions.

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute Clean Air Task Force and CATF Action’s efforts to engage key stakeholders and the public on climate and clean energy solutions, including around legislative opportunities in states and federally, and progress on implementation and federal spending in order to attain the deep decarbonization goals of the organization.
  • Grow support among grasstops interest groups and key decisionmakers for climate and clean energy solutions, through the use of many tactics including building coalitions and digital advertising, among others.
  • Provide strategic advice around campaign and public affairs priorities to organizational leadership, board, and funders so they will have an accurate view of how support can be built for clean energy and climate solutions.
  • Prepare and implement strategic planning and coordination of campaigns with CATF’s programs.
  • Communicate and maintain trusted relationships with partner organizations, experts, and decisionmakers; cultivate new relationships and create new coalitions to meet our goals.
  • Oversee the organization’s advocacy campaigns and public affairs work.
  • Work closely with other directors in the U.S. Policy and Advocacy team to ensure that campaigns and public affairs equities are represented in implementation, policy innovation, federal policy, state policy, and legal strategy, and to ensure that campaigns activities are well coordinated with state, local, regional, and even international policy and advocacy work at Clean Air Task Force.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in campaign design and execution.
  • Proven experience in management of coalitions.
  • Thorough knowledge of clean energy and climate policy.
  • Strong understanding of measures of success in campaigns.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • BSc/BA in policy, business, or relevant field.
  • 10+ years’ experience working on climate and clean energy campaigns and coalition.
  • Passion for CATF’s mission.

Compensation and Location: 

This is a full-time, remote position, flexible within the U.S. This position has an annual salary range of $130,000 – $150,000 commensurate with experience, in addition to competitive benefits.

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.