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Associate Director, Energy & Climate

BPC is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of expert analysis and informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and advocates who represent multiple perspectives on key policy issues. We are currently focused on energy, health, national security, the economy, education, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

BPC is accepting applications for an Associate Director on the Energy Project team. The BPC Energy Project is a dynamic and fast-moving effort that is seeking an individual to grow our deep decarbonization program, lead our ongoing work to drive low carbon technologies in the electricity sector, and explore how BPC can move into new policy areas related to the intersection of climate change with the economy and to the broader scientific community.  Successful candidate(s) will possess the technical, political, and policy experience necessary to establish and implement a strategy; managerial experience to work with high-level principals as well as stakeholders and BPC staff; and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director in managing all aspects of the energy project
  • Lead BPC’s deep decarbonization and clean energy portfolio
  • Oversee, design, and participate in original analysis and drafting of written products
  • Engage in public speaking and external relations on behalf of the BPC Energy Project
  • Conduct outreach and educational activities in partnership with BPC’s legislative team (BPC Action) to deliver information and policy advice to high-level stakeholders including Executive Branch officials, Members of Congress, and their key staff
  • Develop and execute a communications strategy with BPC’s communications team that includes participating in media opportunities (TV, print, and social media); releasing project materials; hosting public events; and other activities intended to increase the impact of the project
  • Manage budget, strategy development, and junior staff


  • Advanced degree strongly preferred
  • 5 – 10 years relevant experience, including management experience
  • Expertise in electricity sector and energy system dynamics (fuels, technologies, market structures, policies)
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, think creatively, and thrive in a bipartisan organization
  • Strong network and experience working with political leaders, advocacy organizations, foundations, interest groups, media, and the academic community
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter and references to [email protected] Please be sure to include the title of this job, Associate Director, Energy Project, in the subject line of your email.BPC is an equal opportunity employer.