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U. S. State Policy and Advocacy Manager

Position: Manager, U.S. State Policy and Advocacy

Reports To: Director, State Energy and Climate Policy

Location: Flexible within the United States


Purpose:
Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit 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 40+ 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 based in the United States and headquartered in Boston, with operations in the U.S., Brussels and global work through partners in Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America, and in multilateral international forums ranging from the International Maritime Organization and the International Energy Agency to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the Responsible Steel Coalition. Working in collaboration with a breadth of diverse stakeholders, CATF plays a distinctive role through technical knowledge and analytical capabilities.

CATF’s U.S. state initiatives are focused upon the adoption of clean energy standards throughout the United States – whether through legislative, executive branch or utility commission action – as well as upon standalone state and regional decarbonization projects and policies.

To further these goals, the Manager, State Policy and Advocacy will work with the Director, State Energy and Climate Policy and CATF program teams (scientists, analysts, advocates, and lawyers), consultants, and external collaborators to design state-specific policies as well as to create and implement strategies to advocate for adoption of these policies before state policymakers. Advocacy and policy development will be carried out at both state and regional levels; typically being done in close collaboration with other environmental advocacy organizations and direct engagement with decisions makers.

Key Responsibilities:

Perform direct decision-maker advocacy:

  • Lead efforts and collaboration for full-decarbonization clean energy standards.
  • Engage with key stakeholders and decision-makers through technical analysis, policy-relevant research and reports.
  • Identify evolving opportunities in state and regional venues through research and analysis.
  • Support the drafting and presentation of statutory and regulatory comments and testimony.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in policy advocacy. Experience staffing or advocating before state policymakers a plus.
  • BSc/BA in policy, political science or relevant field encouraged; MSc/MA will be preferred
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in environmental policy and/or advocacy is preferred.
  • Self-starter with a penchant for taking the initiative and collaboration.
  • Consistent follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work.
  • Avid networker skilled at building trust.
  • Strong computer skills, including comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Passion for CATF’s mission.


Compensation and Locations:
This is a full-time 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.


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 is an equal opportunity employer.