Associate Director, Energy Program
Bipartisan Policy Center
BPC is currently seeking one or more team members to plan and execute activities for BPC’s Energy Program with a focus on carbon management. BPC’s Energy Program brings together political leaders and experts to produce reports and policy recommendations and works with stakeholders from other organizations to advance our policy objectives. The Associate Director role is versatile, involving a variety of tasks, often simultaneously. A good candidate will be able to learn about new and evolving policy issues, interact with policy experts and political leaders, lead stakeholder engagement, and manage project timelines and workflows. Responsibilities include:
- Work with Director(s) to establish project work plan, set strategic goals, and ensure execution of all project activities.
- Lead development of a research plan and conduct research on a range of energy and climate issues with a focus on a subset of the following topics: Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) including Direct Air Capture (DAC), Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage / Biomass with Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS/BECCS), Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW); point source carbon capture; transport, utilization, and storage of carbon dioxide; carbon markets; biomass; hydrogen and other clean fuels.
- Plan activities and oversee deliverables for carbon management workstream, which will include delegating research and writing assignments to multiple policy analysts and working with a team to achieve project timelines.
- Draft and edit major written work products, including white papers, reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets.
- Lead engagement with stakeholders, senior fellows, project principals and BPC task force members, including convening roundtables, task force meetings, and other high-level project meetings.
- Support energy project communications activities, including developing, reviewing and editing collateral.
- Work with development team to draft grant proposals, grant reports, and support other donor management needs.
QUALIFICATIONS for Associate Director
- Strong policy background in carbon management with knowledge of the energy and climate landscape, key stakeholders, and technologies
- Relevant advanced degree (or equivalent)
- At least 4-6 years relevant experience, with some management experience preferred
- Excellent quantitative and research skills
- Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
- Strong team player with a collaborative spirit
- Strong ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with often overlapping deadlines while maintaining a high degree of thoroughness and accuracy
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