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Special Projects and Program Manager, Carbon Capture

POSITION: Special Projects and Program Manager, Carbon Capture

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: International Director, Carbon Capture

LOCATION: Flexible within the United States and Europe

PURPOSE:

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 US and abroad.

The Special Projects and Program Manager will collaborate with the International Director, Carbon Capture and other senior program staff to support a range of strategies to drive down emissions around the world, primarily through public policy change. The Special Projects and Program Manager will support a wide range of activities including coalition building, direct decision-maker advocacy, strategic communications, international diplomacy, and collaboration with leading actors in the private sector.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support strategy development and implementation:

  • Support the International Director in organizing and executing effective meetings internally and externally. Assist with scheduling, agenda and materials preparation, capturing outcomes and next steps.
  • Assist with fundraising and outreach efforts.
  • Ensure staff follow through on key tasks by providing reminders and offering support as needed.
  • Spearhead special projects and events, such as workshops, press conferences, and roundtables.
  • Collaborate with peers at partner NGOs working on shared projects and campaigns.
  • Track progress against key performance indicators.

Expedite materials creation:

  • Synthesize detailed documents and meeting notes into slide presentations, fact sheets, blogs, talking points, grant reports, updates for the CATF Board of Directors, and other communications.
  • Manage materials vetting, ensuring sign-off by relevant technical, legal, and policy experts.
  • Liaise with graphic design team for public-facing content creation.

Curate shared materials:

  • Organize and maintain internal document libraries and other shared resources.
  • Periodically update website content, in collaboration with the program team.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An undergraduate degree.
  • Proven skills and experience working in a high-functioning team, managing projects with tight deadlines in a collaborative way.
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others.
  • Consistent follow-through, highly organized, and committed to high-quality work.
  • Successful lobbying/advocacy experience.
  • Strong computer skills, including comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Teams.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented proofreader.
  • Flexible and able to work outside of typical office hours to accommodate colleagues in other time zones.
  • 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. 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.