The nation is at an inflection point on energy and climate policy. After a decade of rancorous partisan debate, a more constructive conversation must emerge that is anchored in innovation, supportive of economic growth, cognizant of scale and embraces all forms of non-carbon power. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is at the vanguard of this effort and seeks a dynamic, substantive and entrepreneurial individual to join its senior team and lead BPC’s energy program.
BPC is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans.As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC’s strength is anchored in the desire and ability to sustain effective relationships across diverse interests and ideology.
BPC’s experts work with former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates to develop consensus proposals and then work with Bipartisan Policy Center Action (BPC Action), our (c)(4) affiliate, to conduct the advocacy and outreach to see our policy solutions enacted into law.
BPC’s energy program is a dynamic effort that works on a broad range of federal and state policy issues. Currently the team is focused on energy innovation, deep decarbonization, advanced nuclear, carbon capture, energy infrastructure permitting and siting and building an effective coalition for legislative action. The successful candidate will have an aggressive and pragmatic vision for transitioning to a low carbon economy and the political and policy experience necessary to pursue this goal. The Director must be skilled at engaging with high-level principals (such as former elected officials and CEO’s), donors, the broad stakeholder community, and BPC colleagues. The ability to integrate distinct interests and insights both within and outside the organization is the essential characteristic of a successful Project Director.
The Director is responsible for leading all facets of BPC’s energy project, reports to a BPC Senior Vice President and works closely with the BPC President. The successful candidate will possess strong managerial and people skills and be an effective representative of the organization with decision makers, thought leaders, funders and the media.
- Manage all aspects of the Energy Project
- Recruit and lead groups of high-level leaders, staff and consultants to develop and promote BPC policy recommendations
- Oversee the production of written products, events and other activities to support BPC’s policy goals
- Sustain BPC’s reputation as a thought leader on energy policy
- Work with BPC Action to build coalitions, develop and execute legislative and regulatory strategies and conduct educational outreach to Members of Congress and staff
- Working with the BPC’s development team, secure resources for the Project
- Work with communications staff to develop op-eds, blog posts, and content for BPC website, eNewsletter and social networking sites that convey Project activities, goals, and successes
- Develop and manage annual Project budget
- Work with peer Project Directors and BPC leadership to shape BPC’s overall strategic direction and sustain a positive culture for the institution.
- Meaningful group leadership and/or project management experience
- Advanced degree, such as a Masters Degree in Public Policy, Energy Policy, or Law degree preferred
- 15 years of relevant experience in energy and climate policy
- Experience in development and fundraising
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, research and writing skills
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- A deep interest in public policy and governance issues
BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to [email protected]. Please be sure to include the title of this job, Director for Energy Policy, in the subject line of your email.