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Zero-Carbon Fuels Policy Manager, U.S.

June 23, 2021

POSITION: Zero-Carbon Fuels Policy Manager, U.S. 

REPORTS TO: Director, CATF Transportation Decarbonization Project 

 LOCATION: Washington, DC 

ABOUT CATF: 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 60+ 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 U.S. and abroad. 

ROLE: The role of the Zero-Carbon Fuels Policy Manager, U.S. is to develop and advocate for policies that promote the development and deployment of zero-carbon fuels (ZCF) in the United States, with emphases on the production of ZCF, the use of ZCF in the transportation sector, and the development of infrastructure for transporting and distributing ZCF. Policy education and advocacy will be primarily conducted at the U.S. federal and state level. Substantive policy work includes monitoring and evaluating existing policies and policy concepts as well as developing new policies. This work will be undertaken in collaboration with multiple teams within CATF. It will also include collaboration with allied NGO, business, expert, and government-based stakeholders. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Policymaker education and advocacy: Develop and execute strategies relating to education about relevant policy concepts and advocacy to achieve policy outcomes. This will include direct communications with public officials, as well as leveraging networks of relevant stakeholders from civil society/NGOs, the commercial sector, and experts. Policy areas include, but are not limited to, U.S. federal infrastructure policy, policies where ZCF is associated with transportation sector emissions standards, and regulatory policies. Exploring synergies between U.S. and European policy opportunities will also be a potential focus in the position. 

Development and assessment of policy: Work with the Transportation Decarbonization Program, the Zero Carbon Fuel Program, and the Federal Policy team to develop ZCF policies that are potentially effective and appropriate for the relevant governmental jurisdiction. Assess the policy and political efficacy of existing or new policy recommendations developed externally to CATF. 

Analysis in support of policy development and advocacy: Directly undertake, support, or oversee analytic work related to policy assessment and advocacy. Areas can include policy analysis, economic modeling, and assessment of technology status. 

External Communications: Represent CATF with news media and in public forums such as hearings, meetings, conferences, and workshops. Develop blogs, reports, white papers, and other forms of content.  

Subject Matter Expert: Possesses deep familiarity with technical, economic, market, and policy issues related to ZCF and transportation decarbonization. 

Collaboration: Work in collaboration with and provide support to ZCF and Transportation Decarbonization team members and other CATF teams as needed. 

Operational support: Provide support to fundraising efforts, including grant writing and funder communications. Work with Transportation Decarbonization team in developing the annual budget.   

Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Proven experience in policy design 
  • Successful lobbying/advocacy experience 
  • Thorough knowledge of federal energy and climate policy 
  • BSc/BA is required; MSc/MA or other advanced degree is preferred  
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience in environmental / EHS advocacy 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills 
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities 
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others 
  • Consistent follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work 
  • Avid networker skilled at building trust with a wide range of people 
  • Passion for CATF’s mission 

 Application Process and Timing:  

Please send a resume, with a brief cover letter that describes your interest and experience, to apply@catf.us. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please be prepared to provide references upon request.   

 CATF is an equal opportunity employer.