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Director for Energy Security

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Bipartisan Policy Center 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 informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health, energy, national security, the economy, education immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

The Director for Energy Security will work together with the Director for Energy Policy to manage the overall Energy Project, and will report to a BPC Senior Vice President. The Director will be responsible for all facets of a successful project, including strategic policy and tactical thinking; organizational management of events, communications, and contacts; and leadership on issues ranging from fundraising to publishing original analysis and research.

The BPC Energy Project is a dynamic and fast-moving effort that works on a broad range of federal and state policy issues related to oil & gas, decarbonization, advanced nuclear, carbon capture, energy innovation, clean energy deployment, and resiliency. The successful candidate will possess the political and policy experience necessary to establish strategy and tactics, managerial experience to work with high-level principals (such as former elected officials and high-level corporate officers), as well as stakeholders.  


  • Manage all aspects of the Project
  • Conceptualize, develop and produce written products, public events, and other activities to highlight and promote bipartisan policy recommendations
  • Recruit, manage, and regularly convene a high-level bipartisan group of experts
  • Work with the BPC Action to conduct outreach to Members of Congress and staff;
  • Work with the development team in securing additional resources for the Project;
  • Work with communications staff to develop op-eds, blog posts, and content for BPC website and eNewsletter and social networking sites that demonstrates Project activities, goals, and successes;
  • Develop and manage annual Project budget;
  • Work with BPC administrative and event staff and outside vendors to plan and execute events.


  • Meaningful group leadership and/or project management experience
  • Advanced degree, such as a Masters Degree in Public Policy or Public Administration or Doctorate in Political Science
  • 10 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 Security, in the subject line of your email.