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

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

About the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES): C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a thriving and resilient low-carbon economy. We are widely recognized as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues, a trusted convener, and a credible source of expertise and analysis. We work closely with federal, state, and local policymakers, executives of Fortune 500 businesses, international climate negotiators, and a wide range of other stakeholders to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. We believe ambitious and effective climate policy is essential to a prosperous, sustainable, and equitable economy.

Director/Senior Director of Advocacy

C2ES seeks an experienced legislative professional interested in a ground floor opportunity to lead the development and execution of our advocacy strategy. Reporting to the Vice President for Policy and Outreach, the successful candidate will have the chance to work with experts across the organization and leverage business engagement, analysis, and policy workstreams to build and support an effective lobbying strategy. Key areas of focus will include market-based approaches, critical-path technologies, and appropriations. This role could be filled at the director or senior director level. 

Major responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of organizational advocacy priorities and strategy, including both legislative and administratively focused priorities aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. economy;
  • Lead public facing efforts to mobilize companies, including C2ES's Business Environmental Leadership Council members, in support of ambitious climate policies, including with congressional offices and administration officials;
  • Plan and execute stakeholder engagement with Congress and the administration, including meetings, briefings and fly-ins;
  • Educate key stakeholders (including companies, policymakers, labor leaders, and other community leaders) about the concrete, economic opportunities in the net-zero transition; 
  • Inform and contribute an advocacy focused perspective to technology-focused working groups and other C2ES policy products;
  • Represent C2ES in engagement with the administration, the U.S. Congress, and other external stakeholders;

 

Minimum Qualifications & Competencies: 

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in environmental policy, political science, energy/resources or related field, or equivalent experience; 
  • At least 5-7 years of experience working in a federal legislative setting, with a strong interest and background in climate policy and business engagement;  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with the federal appropriations process
  • A collaborative, mission-focused mindset
  • A willingness to register as a lobbyist

Desired Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Independent, self-starter with a strong interest in growing with the organization;
  • A vision for the role that companies must play in supporting an ambitious legislative decarbonization strategy;
  • JD, Master's degree or relevant degree in environmental policy, political science, energy/resources or related field, or equivalent experience; 
  • Experience working directly with large companies, and/or trade associations on climate and energy policy;
  • Established relationships on Capitol Hill;
  • Familiarity with the landscape of climate-focused NGOs and an awareness of C2ES's unique value proposition;
  • In-depth knowledge of legislative processes, including the federal appropriations process. 

Other Requirements:  

  • Must be willing to travel, as necessary;
  • Preference will be given to candidates that are based in the United States and have a right to work in the United States.
  • Preference to canditates located in DC Metro area. 

 

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Location: This position is based in Arlington, Virginia; near Washington DC.

Application Deadline: Rolling until position is filled

Status: Full-time

 

Benefits Offered: 

  • Health Insurance. C2ES covers 75% of the health insurance premiums.  
  • Dental Insurance. C2ES covers 100% of the total cost dental plan.
  • Vision Insurance: Employee covers the total cost of this plan.
  • LTD. 
  • FSA.
  • Group Life insurance and Voluntary Life insurance.
  • Leave Time: New employees start with 3 weeks' vacation per year.
  • Sick time: up to 10 days per year.
  • Personal Leave: Up to Two personal leave days.
  • FMLA Leave: Case by case is evaluated by the Supervisor and HR.
  • Holidays: C2ES observes 12 holidays during the year. Additionally, the organization closes the last week of year.
  • Flexible environment.

We also are fully committed to promoting diversity, equityinclusion, and justice.   We believe we will only be effective in developing and advocating for climate solutions if we have a diverse range of voices and perspectives represented within C2ES, in our work, and among our partners. 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. We encourage individuals of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexual identities, and abilities to apply for this position. For more on C2ES's DEIJ policy, visit: https://www.c2es.org/about/diversity-equity-inclusion-and-justice/

**Please submit your updated resume and cover letter to be considered. Thank you.

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