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Policy Manager - Energy & Industrial Policy

applications due Sunday, June 23, 2024

The Climate and Community Project is a dynamic organization looking for a full time Energy & Industrial Policy Manager who is invested in building a think tank rooted in climate, racial, and class justice. The ideal Energy & Industrial Policy Manager candidate will have a combination of research, organizing, and campaigning skills; strong working knowledge of energy justice, power sector decarbonization, and climate policy; and interest in working directly with movement partners to build power.  

About the Energy & Industrial Policy Program:
The Climate and Community Project emphasizes that planning, coordination, and public and community ownership are critical tools to embed justice in– and accelerate– decarbonization. US energy and industrial strategy has largely been a demand-forward, market-based approach– one that has not brought the green transformation fast enough. Where we see clean energy deployment in the US, it is often haphazard, fails to displace fossil fuels, and rarely repairs historic harms or existing inequities. In direct contrast, we are seeking to develop research and frameworks on how to decarbonize as fast as possible in concert with meeting biodiversity and equity goals in ways that break out of the false dichotomy of “supply-side liberalism” versus reactive NIMBYism.

 

Our energy & industrial policy portfolio covers three critical areas of intervention to decarbonize: (1) managing the decline of fossil fuels, (2) planning the build out of clean energy infrastructure and reimagining utilities, and (3) coordinating green industrial systems to create a coherent transition that repairs racial, class, and place-based injustices. We aim to make an impact in these issue areas by influencing new legislation, implementing the best versions of existing policy, supporting coalition-building, and generating narrative change.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategy Development: Work with CCP staff and fellows to set the research and policy agenda for the energy & industrial policy portfolio aligned with CCP’s strategic goals.

  • Research & Writing: Conduct research and writing for different audiences, ranging from public officials and movement leaders to broad publics. Research products would range from in-depth research reports, policy white papers, memos, and op-eds. 

  • Project Management: Manage a range of projects from ideation to rollout, coordinating with staff, fellows, junior fellows, and contractors. Coordinate community and peer review processes for all research production to ensure high validity of research content and alignment with movement demands.

  • Relationship Building & Media: Build relationships with grassroots activists and organizers, academics and researchers, and policymakers to advance advocacy goals. Publicly represent the organization at convenings, coalitions, etc for strategy sessions, workshops, and in media.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Commitment to Justice & Equity: 

  • Commitment to race, gender, class, and climate justice.

  • Recognizes how their identities show up in the work, and welcome, reflect on, and act on feedback with an eye toward continuous learning about race, gender, ability, and other lines of difference.

 

Issue Area & Research Expertise:

  • Interest and expertise in one or more aspects of rapid decarbonization (clean energy, energy and utility justice, fossil fuel wind down, environmental justice, energy-finance nexus, etc.) with a particular focus on industrial policy and public ownership. 

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate across a range of stakeholders including movement allies, scholars, policymakers, unions, etc.

  • Five plus years of research or policy experience.

 

Campaigning Mindset: 

  • Has a campaigning mindset, contextualizing research projects within the political economy and the partner ecosystem. Familiarity with local-, state-, and federal- policy making issues that affect energy justice and energy decarbonization. 

  • Ability to coordinate with multiple partners and proficiency navigating social movement, and especially climate movement dynamics. 

  • Ready to win progressive climate policies!

 

Team Player:

  • A resilient and flexible team player who is a fast learner, can handle a fast paced, highly collaborative team culture. Able to work with fellows, staff, and partners spread across multiple geographies and willing to support colleagues on work not directly related to energy justice. 

  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision.

 

Organizational Relationship:

The Energy & Industrial Policy Manager reports to the Executive Director, and collaborates with other staff, fellows, consultants, and partners.

 

Location:

This is a fully remote position with the selected candidate needing to be located within the United States. Some travel will be expected– about one week of travel every two months. 

 

Time:

This is a full-time, exempt position working an average of 40 hours a week. At times, evening and/or weekend work may be needed to complete tasks. 

 

Physical Demands:

Ability to work at a computer for 8 hours per day. Also, requires frequent communication with others including hearing and speaking clearly with adults. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is $105,000. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, a 4% employer match and 2% half match 403b retirement account, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

 

How to Apply:

Please fill out this form and include your cover letter and resume. Applications are due by Sunday, June 23, 2024.

 

About Us:

The Climate and Community Project (CCP) is a progressive climate policy think tank that mobilizes a network of 40+ experts producing cutting edge scholarly research to design and win our generation’s determining suite of policy interventions. We advance bold ideas to decarbonize the built environment; reorder systems of political power; and embolden a multiracial working class. Our research has been instrumental in the climate policy space from the local to national level– including defining the planks of the Green New Deal for Public Schools, producing housing research that directly inspired the Whole Homes Repair program passed in Pennsylvania, and changing narratives on supply chain justice and critical minerals with first-of-its-kind modeling. We work with our fellows to develop timely research and to help drive the conversation around progressive climate policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Climate and Community Project is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides, an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. We encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Applicants with Disabilities:

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

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