Manager of Energy, Air Quality & Climate Policy Dialogue, CCAP

Manager of Energy, Air Quality & Climate Policy Dialogue
The Center for Clean Air Policy seeks a candidate to develop a US policy agenda and coordinate CCAP’s current domestic Climate Policy Initiative, a dialogue among key industrial stakeholders directed toward developing US federal energy and air quality policies and industrial incentives. In addition, s/he will coordinate activity in support of rigorous international offsets, a part of California’s landmark legislation, AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
The candidate will develop a U.S. policy agenda and corresponding outreach and fundraising strategy to maintain and extend the Center’s impact on clean energy, air quality and climate policy in support of meeting the President’s commitment to reduce emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.  The candidate will work with CCAP’s domestic policy team to implement all facets of the agenda.  S/he will have experience in cap and trade policy options, familiarity with current legislative options and regulatory opportunities at the federal and state level and experience working with industrial and environmental stakeholders and trade associations.  Through effective outreach, education and analytical functions, the candidate will build and maintain lasting and productive relationships with stakeholders, policy organizations, decision makers, and funders. The candidate will exude confidence and leadership participating in the complex and extensive policy-making and coalition-building process.
The successful candidate will be an articulate professional with sophistication, intelligence, drive and experience in environmental policy.  S/he will ideally hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy or a related field and have a minimum of five years of policy and industry outreach experience.  Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree.  Additionally, ideal applicants will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:
An ability to anticipate creative opportunities for collaboration and dialogue and contribute to new positive approaches;
Substantive knowledge of energy, air quality and climate policy and the ability to understand and articulate sophisticated scientific, policy and economic analysis including demonstrated depth and experience in one or more cap-and-trade or climate policy issue areas (i.e. linking trading systems, sector-based approaches, offsets, technology or finance);
Demonstrated experience working with industry stakeholders in trade associations or coalition settings;
Experience with fundraising from corporate donors and foundations;
Superior oral and written communication skills with the ability to write for both policy and analytic audiences,  reach out to stakeholders, and present to and lead groups;
Experience with project planning and management;
The flexibility and proven ability to work in a collaborative environment; and
A sense of humor, adaptability, humility and creativity.
Salary will be between $65,000 and $75,000 based on qualifications of candidate
Application instructions

Nominations and applications are due by February 28, 2011. Due to the pace of the search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or pdf format), where you learned of the position and a salary history should be sent to:  In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “U.S. Climate Policy, Manager” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, nonprofit think tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, U.S. national and international levels. The last few years have seen unprecedented interest in climate policy, and CCAP’s niche is in developing market-driven, politically viable policy solutions around the world.  Information about the Center for Clean Air Policy’s U.S. and international programs can be found at: