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Director, Industrial Decarbonization

Company: C2ES
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionAbout the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES): Our mission is to secure a safe and stable climate by accelerating the transition to a thriving, just, and resilient low-carbon economy. We are widely recognized as an influential voice on climate issues, a trusted convener, and a credible source of expertise and analysis. We work closely with international climate negotiators; federal, state, and local policymakers; executives of Fortune 500 businesses; and a wide range of other stakeholders to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.Our organizational values: We are ambitious and practical, advancing effective solutions that push the boundaries of the achievable. We are open-minded and inclusive, seeking out and considering a wide range of voices, views, and approaches. We are people-focused, dedicated to improving human well-being and recognizing that respect and empathy are central to success. We are one team, working collaboratively, communicating openly, making ourselves accessible to each other, and treating one another with kindness and respect.Position Summary: The Director, Industrial Decarbonization will lead C2ES's growing work on industrial decarbonization: overseeing and strengthening the organization's existing portfolio of initiatives in the space, including C2ES's role in the Renewable Thermal Collaborative, as well as other coalitions focused on decarbonizing key industrial sectors; developing and executing new programmatic initiatives; and building and managing a world-class team. The ideal candidate will have a combination of relevant policy expertise, technical knowledge of industrial processes, and management experience - and will be poised for an inflection point in their career trajectory and growth as a leader, and ready to take on significant program leadership responsibilities. The Director, Industrial Decarbonization will report to the Vice President for Policy and Outreach and will be given substantial autonomy and responsibility in developing the organization's strategic direction for this area of work and building out a team to deliver impact. This position offers an exciting opportunity for leadership, professional development, and real-world impact, at an exciting time of organizational growth.RequirementsMajor responsibilities:Program Direction

  • Working with the VP for Policy and Outreach, develop a strategy for an expanded industrial decarbonization program at C2ES that aligns with and informs the organization's broader strategy, and draws on C2ES core competencies; -
  • Working with the VP for Policy and Outreach and with the C2ES development team, articulate a compelling vision for the industrial decarbonization work that can inspire significant investment and new resources from a range of funders;
  • Direct C2ES's existing industrial decarbonization programs, including our work as a co-convener of the Renewable Thermal Collaborative; -
  • Meet and track progress against program objectives and deliverables;
  • Conceptualize, develop and execute convenings with stakeholders to explore policy approaches to decarbonizing the industrial sector;
  • Represent C2ES, and provide substantive leadership in coalition efforts focused on sector specific decarbonization efforts (e.g., chemicals, cement, steel, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage);
  • Represent C2ES with policymakers, media and other stakeholders, including public speaking opportunities (e.g., panels, webinars, briefings).Policy Development and Thought Leadership
    • Leverage strong expertise in policy, including an understanding of existing state and federal programs and incentives available to support the deployment of industrial decarbonization technologies, to direct organizational efforts aimed at decarbonizing key industrial sectors such as steel, cement, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage;
    • Identify and recommend organizational policy priorities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector, and strategies to advance those priorities;
    • Provide subject matter expertise and internal thought leadership on opportunities to advance industrial decarbonization strategies;
    • Provide thought leadership to external stakeholders, including companies and policymakers, on approaches to decarbonize key industrial sectors;
    • Work with key internal partners to conceptualize, develop, manage and produce C2ES research and analytical products relating to industrial decarbonization;Enterprise Leadership
      • Build and manage a small but highly effective team to deliver impact (currently a team of two, which is envisioned to grow to with both needs and available resources);
      • As a senior C2ES staff member, contribute to:
      • the organization's strategic planning, direction and development objectives; - -
      • a strong organizational culture, including with respect to the organization's priorities around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB); -
      • the strengthening of internal capacity and core competencies, and;
      • the alignment of staff responsibilities and resources across C2ES programs and initiatives.
      • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) expectations:
      • Participate in monthly all-staff DEI meetings;
      • Demonstrate commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment;
      • Complete trainings during on-boarding and on a yearly basis.Minimum qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in earth sciences, engineering, environmental or energy policy, political science, or relevant field with at least 10 years of experience working on climate and energy policies; OR -
        • Master's degree or Juris Doctor in earth sciences, engineering, environmental or energy policy, political science, or relevant field, with at least 7-8 years of experience working on climate and energy policies; - -
        • Understanding of technical issues and policies relevant to industrial decarbonization;
        • Positive, constructive and outcomes focused attitude;
        • Program management experience;
        • Experience engaging stakeholders, particularly companies, in the climate and energy sector;
        • Supervisory experience;
        • A good network among NGOs, companies, agencies, congressional offices, trade associations, etc;
        • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
        • Self-motivated, and able to work both independently and collaboratively;
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
        • Commitment to, knowledge of, or experience in advancing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and environmental/climate justice;
        • Flexibility, willingness to pitch in at all levels, and a team player;Desired qualifications:Expertise
          • Deep expertise and record of thought leadership on issues related to industrial decarbonization;
          • Demonstrated ability to design programs to support organizational priorities, including the articulation of outcomes, program objectives and how to allocate resources to meet those objectives;
          • Experience in diverse coalitions, ideally focused on identifying and advancing specific legislative or administrative prioritiesOwnership:
            • Independent, self-starter with a strong interest in taking ownership of the industrial program;
            • A demonstrated ability to build internal alignment around programmatic approaches;
            • Track record taking responsibility for meeting program deliverables;Leadership:
              • Highly collaborative, flexible and outcomes focused approach to engaging with colleagues;
              • A track record of successfully managing and developing staff;
              • Strong interest in growing with the organization.Status: Full-time, benefits-eligible. This position is based in Washington DC, but remote candidates are encouraged to apply.To apply, please submitresume, cover letter and writing sample.Starting Salary Range: $120,000-$150,000, depending on experience and qualificationsTravel, Time and Location Requirements: C2ES operates a hybrid work environment from our main office in Arlington, Virginia (with a move expected to downtown Washington, D.C. in September 2024). For local candidates, physical presence in the office is expected at least two to three days per week. Remote candidates will also be expected to travel to the office periodically. Some additional travel might be required.Benefits Offered:
                • Health Insurance. C2ES covers 80% of the health insurance premiums.
                • Dental Insurance. C2ES covers 100% of the dental premiums.
                • Vision Insurance: Employee covers the total cost of this plan.
                • Long Term Disability and Short-Term Disability.
                • Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
                • Group Life insurance and Voluntary Life insurance.
                • Leave Time: New employees start accumulating 3 weeks vacation per year.
                • Sick time: up to 10 days per year.
                • Personal Leave: Up to Two personal leave days.
                • FMLA Leave: Case by case is evaluated by the Supervisor and HR.
                • Holidays: C2ES observes 12 holidays during the year. Additionally, the organization closes the last week of year.
                • 5% C2ES contribution towards 403b retirement Plan.
                • Hybrid and flexible environment.We also are fully committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We believe we will only be effective in developing and advocating for climate solutions if we have a diverse range of voices and perspectives represented within C2ES, in our work, and among our partners. C2ES is committed to creating and growing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and among the stakeholders we collaborate with and convene. By fostering this culture, we can enhance our work and amplify our impact. We encourage individuals of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexual identities, and abilities to apply for this position. For more on C2ES's DEIJ policy, visit: J-18808-Ljbffr

Keywords: C2ES, Washington DC , Director, Industrial Decarbonization, Executive , Washington, DC

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