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Senior Policy Analyst, Energy Program

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bipartisan Policy Center

Washington, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a Washington, DC-based think tank that helps policymakers work across the aisle to craft bipartisan solutions. By connecting lawmakers, delivering data and context, negotiating policy details, and creating space for bipartisan collaboration, BPC ensures democracy can function on behalf of all Americans. We believe that bipartisanship combines the best ideas of both parties to create even better, lasting policy.
BPC is currently seeking one or more team members to support 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 Senior Policy Analyst position 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, and lead stakeholder engagement. Responsibilities include:
  • 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
  • Primary responsibility for drafting major written work products, including white papers, reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets
  • Lead research and drafting of blogs and other similar products
  • Participate in and support engagement with stakeholders, senior fellows, project principals and BPC task force members
  • Support energy project communications activities, including developing, reviewing, editing collateral, assisting with social media and other digital collateral
  • Work with development team to draft grant proposals, grant reports, and support other donor management needs
QUALIFICATIONS for Senior Policy Analyst
  • Strong policy background with knowledge of the energy and climate landscape, key stakeholders, and technologies.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 4 or more years of relevant experience OR relevant advanced degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience
  • 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
BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, and writing sample in one document. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.
BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.
COVID Guidelines
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is encouraging all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, and to receive a booster shot as soon as eligible
Work Schedule
The work/life balance of employees is a priority for the Bipartisan Policy Center. As a result, BPC is currently operating on a hybrid schedule. Employees at BPC are currently coming into the office three times a week. Exact time and schedules will be determined between an employee and their manager.

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