Associate Director, Energy Program

Work Type: Full Time
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 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
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.

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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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BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.