Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • - Operations
  • VA, USA
  • Full Time

Position Title: Compliance Officer & Board Liaison (Mid-Level) 


Position Summary: C2ES is seeking one (1) Compliance Officer & Board Liaison to oversee compliance, risk, and regulatory reporting requirements.  


Major Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee C2ES conflict of interest (COI) process 

  • Oversee charitable/nonprofit registration processes in multiple jurisdictions 

  • Review and maintain C2ES governing documents regularly 

  • Ensure compliance with state tax and unemployment insurance laws 

  • Prepare business insurance renewals 

  • Conduct internal HR and IT audits 

  • Assist office of the Chief Financial Officer in completing external audits 

  • Assist office of the Chief Financial Officer with grant reporting    

  • Project-manage board events and documentation   

  • Serve as a back-up for the Chief Operating Officer as needed. 



Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Three (3) years' relevant experience  

  • Relevant bachelor's degree in business, accounting, government affairs, paralegal studies, or similar subject matter 

  • Degree may be substituted for an equivalent amount of experience 

  • Advanced quantitative skills, especially using Microsoft Excel    

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of budgeting and payroll 

  • Knowledge of principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) 

  • Interest in climate change 

  • Interest in federal and state non-profit lobbying rules 

  • Technologically savvy 

  • Experience with non-profits or think-tanks  

  • Experience in donor relations and VIP events 

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, as needed. 

  • Willingness to pitch in at all levels. 

  • Ability to use MacOS 



Employment Status: Full time, benefits eligible; exempt from overtime. 

Reporting To: Chief Operation Officer  


Travel, Time & Location Requirements: <10% travel; candidate required to be in the C2ES Metro DC area office (located in Arlington, VA)  2-3 days a week. 

About the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions: C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change. Our mission is to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. A key objective is a national market-based program to reduce emissions cost-effectively. We believe a sound climate strategy is essential to ensure a strong, sustainable economy. 
C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and is widely recognized as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. We are: 
• A Trusted Source – Ranking regularly among the top environmental think tanks in the world, C2ES provides timely, impartial information and analysis on our pressing climate and energy challenges. 
• A Bridge-Builder – We bring city, state, and national policymakers together with businesses and other stakeholders to achieve common understanding and consensus solutions. 
• A Policy Innovator – We develop market-based solutions and other practical policy approaches that deliver real and lasting climate progress. 
• A Catalyst for Business Action – We work with Fortune 500 companies to strengthen business action and business support for effective climate policy. 


We also are fully committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. There is no lasting climate solution without climate justice, and no climate justice without social justice. C2ES is committed to creating and growing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and among the stakeholders we collaborate with and convene. By fostering this culture, we can enhance our work and amplify our impact. 
*To apply, please upload a cover letter, transcripts, and resume to our website.* 

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