Director of Research and Policy – International Climate Diplomacy and Finance, Climate Advisers

Director of Research and Policy, International Climate Diplomacy and Finance

Career Path

As this position offers an opportunity to gain experience in the inner workings of U.S. and international climate policy, incumbents will have opportunities to develop an invaluable network of climate policy makers and opinion leaders. The current incumbent has served as lead researcher for a bipartisan commission that helped secure $1 billion in U.S. funding for reducing tropical deforestation and as a behind-the-scenes advisor to dozens of congressional offices on international climate policy. Through experience, an outstanding performer will have opportunities to build their own client base within the firm and to participate in the firm’s profits. Alternatively, they may secure climate-related leadership positions in the government, non-profit or private sectors.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Manage major initiatives and client matters on international climate diplomacy and finance
  • Lead specific research, policy development and outreach projects
  • Report directly to President/CEO and participate in strategic planning
  • Represent firm in meetings with government officials, clients and climate change stakeholders
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities in collaboration with the President/CEO
  • Publish original policy research and opinion pieces with leading think tanks and news outlets
  • Attend major climate policy conferences in the United States and globally, as appropriate
  • Collaborate with peers on research, policy analysis and stakeholder engagement
  • Serve as an expert and firm-wide resource on international climate diplomacy and finance
  • Advise U.S. government, non-governmental, and international officials and thought leaders
  • Facilitate dialogue among policy stakeholders to develop common positions and recommendations


  • Truly exceptional academic achievement
  • Ability to convene, mediate and facilitate discussions among senior stakeholders
  • Deep understanding of U.S. and international climate diplomacy and financee; preference given to candidates with background in the aviation sector
  • Extensive practical experience with U.S. and international climate policy making, including a network of climate contacts in Washington, DC
  • Ability to complete quantitative and economic analysis independently
  • Exceptional collaborative style and communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Excels in an environment with rapidly changing political circumstances, client priorities and business opportunities
  • Comfort working in a small, non-traditional organization just emerging from its start-up phase
  • A passion for climate policy and action
  • Prior climate change publications highly desirable

Education and Experience

  • Five years practical experience in international climate diplomacy and finance, strongly preferred
  • Masters degree preferred, bachelors degree considered in exceptional cases
  • Strong preference given to graduates of highly competitive programs in economics, international relations, environmental studies, political science or law

Salary and Benefits

This position offers an opportunity to advance strong climate policies within a variable profit-dependent compensation environment that meets and may substantially exceed the salary and benefits offered by traditional non-profit organizations. Compensation will be commensurate with experience

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