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Policy Manager - Transportation

The Climate and Community Project is a dynamic organization looking for a full time Transportation Policy Manager who is invested in building a think tank rooted in climate, racial, and class justice. The Transportation Policy Manager will work closely with our tight-knit staff and fellows to research, manage, and execute projects that build the case for transformative, just transportation policy across the entire supply chain. This role will focus on strategies that decarbonize the transportation sector, prioritize Indigenous rights and racial justice, enable public transit, and limit extraction of transition minerals. The ideal candidate will have a combination of research and campaigning skills, strong working knowledge of climate policy, and interest in working directly with movement partners to build power. 

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to with "Transportation Policy Manager” and your name in the subject line. Applications are due June 2, 2023.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support research development and advocacy on issues that include subjects such as transit access, transition mineral governance, labor and workforce power in electrified transportation, and rapid transportation decarbonization. 

  • Ability to develop and project manage materials such as research-based reports, talking points, policy memos, op-eds etc.

  • Publicly represent the organization at convenings, coalitions, etc for strategy sessions, workshops, and in media.

  • Build and maintain relationships with movement partners; Indigenous allies; climate, environmental and transit justice groups; and policymakers.

  • Coordinate CCP fellows across multiple academic and research institutions.

  • Manage community and peer reviewer processes. 


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Other duties, as assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Five plus years of research or policy experience, with deep expertise in transportation and climate justice. 

  • Some prior knowledge of mining and extractive sectors preferred.

  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred – many of our partners and allies are located in Latin America.

  • Master’s degree preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

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

  • Interest and expertise in transportation supply chain justice– this may include transportation decarbonization, transit justice, transition minerals, land use impact and human rights, and international politics of extraction. 

  • Has a campaigning mindset, contextualizing research projects within the political economy and partner ecosystem. Familiarity with state-, federal-, and multilateral policymaking.

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

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

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

  • 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 and staff spread across multiple cities and willing to support colleagues on work not directly related to transportation. 

  • 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.

  • Ready to win progressive climate policies!


Organizational Relationship: The Policy Manager reports to the Executive Director, and collaborates with other staff, 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. 


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 range is $85-95k, commensurate with experience.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, a 4% employer match 403b retirement account, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

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 influential 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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