Zero-Carbon Fuels U.S. Director
Position Title: Zero-Carbon Fuels U.S. Director
Reports To: Zero-Carbon Fuels Global Director
Type: Full-time position
Location: Remote, flexible within the U.S.
Travel: Candidate must be willing to travel extensively within the U.S.
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 100+ experts and advocates (and global network of subject matter experts and civil society partners) turns 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, and has offices in Washington, D.C. and Brussels with staff working virtually around world.
As CATF’s lead for zero-carbon fuels in the U.S., the Director for Zero-Carbon Fuels (ZCF) will develop and promote policy, work to inform and shape private-sector investment, and lead technical analyses and thought leadership in the U.S. to expand the role of ZCF in decarbonizing hard-to-electrify sectors such as heavy industry and transportation. This work will reflect the rapidly evolving technical and commercial realities of ZCF. Where relevant as the U.S. considers imports or exports of ZCFs, the U.S. ZCF Director will engage on issues relating to international fuels transactions and policy related to fuels greenhouse gas accounting (both in the U.S. and globally). The Director will also focus on the CATF ZCF team’s efforts to advance the successful development of hydrogen hubs in key regions in the United States. He or she will report to the ZCF Global Director and work closely with a range of external partners and CATF’s U.S. Advocacy Director, directors of closely related programs focused on decarbonized industry and transportation, carbon capture and sequestration, and methane reduction, as well as other specialists in technology, policy, law, and communications, particularly with CATF’s global Zero-Carbon Fuels team and U.S. Federal and State Policy Teams.
Key Functions and Responsibilities:
- Collaboratively develop, continually refine, and implement a U.S.-focused strategy to maximize long-term decarbonization potential in the United States through use of ZCF, in consultation with internal and external subject matter experts and CATF’s U.S. advocacy team.
- Engage with U.S. government staff to build support for CATF’s ZCF policy agenda, which may include “technology push” policies, “market pull” policies, specific regulatory interventions for infrastructure, trade, and emissions policy related to fuels and GHGs, etc.
- Track key public and private efforts to deploy ZCF in the U.S. and globally, with special attention paid to lessons that can be applied to ZCF deployment efforts in other global energy markets.
- Collaborate with other eNGOs, industry, and other stakeholders in both policy agenda development, and external communications.
- Represent CATF and communicate with external audiences in support of the ZCF policy agenda, including media appearances and statements, public speaking and presentations in stakeholder forums, and targeted written communications.
- Engage with key zero-carbon fuels value chain stakeholders to identify innovation initiatives required to support zero-carbon fuels production and adoption.
- Collaborate with CATF Federal and State Policy and communications team work on proactive announcements and reactive statements, writing and/or editing comment letters, fact sheets, and other material for advocacy meetings, and providing input on press statements, press releases, blogs, and other written material for distribution to news media and/or posting on CATF website.
- Lead the U.S. ZCF team’s work on technical analyses, white papers, and reports, coordinating internal CATF staff and external contractors as needed.
- Manage the rapidly evolving political environment on ZCFs and develop positions and responses for the U.S. ZCF team.
- Support fundraising efforts as needed.
- Advanced degree (Masters or higher) with relevant successful professional experience in leading roles in government, industry, and/or civil society organizations.
- Capable of working and collaborating in a virtual office environment; willingness to travel extensively.
- Consistent follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work.
- Entrepreneurial and self-starting/self-management approach to work.
- Successful experience with volunteerism, lobbying, or advocacy for change within past organizations/companies.
- Avid networker skilled at building trust with a wide range of people.
- Team player interested in leading a growing team.
- Passion for CATF’s mission.
Compensation and Location:
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 U.S.
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CATF provides equal employment opportunities.