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24 May 2022

Full-Time Deputy Director for Innovation and Clean Industry

Third Way – Posted by [email protected] Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Job Description

Third Way is seeking a candidate who can manage our national policy and advocacy work on clean energy innovation, eliminating emissions from industry, and carbon management as key tools to address climate change, ensure American competitiveness, and provide well-paying jobs to American workers. The ideal candidate would manage a high-performing team of policy staff working on issues including clean energy innovation, procurement and Buy Clean, carbon border adjustment, carbon management, and clean hydrogen production. The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communications skills, including writing and editing, sound political and policy judgment, an existing network of relationships in federal climate policymaking, and experience managing staff.

As the Deputy Director for Innovation and Clean Industry, a typical day might include…

  • Setting policy and advocacy strategy, with the policy staff and Director for Policy, to meet the Climate & Energy Program’s impact goals on clean energy innovation, carbon management, and industrial decarbonization issues;
  • Overseeing in-depth research and quantitative analysis by your direct reports to better understand and explain our policy goals in specific issue areas that relate to American clean energy innovation, deployment, and competitiveness;
  • Editing high-impact reports, memos, and other products that persuasively advance our policy goals and illuminate the climate, economic competitiveness, and political benefits of these actions;
  • Analyzing proposed policy ideas; determining their ability to achieve our goals; and assessing the policies’ impact on emissions and economic and jobs outcomes;
  • Spearheading communication with and outreach to the Hill and relevant federal agencies to advocate for policy ideas that would advance Third Way’s climate and energy goals;
  • Acting as Third Way’s liaison to leaders in the climate and clean energy communities, industry, and academics, to promote Third Way’s agenda on innovation, industrial decarbonization, and carbon management;
  • In coordination with the Climate Program Communications team, speaking in the press and at public events to disseminate Third Way’s work and perspective;
  • Managing the work of Third Way senior policy advisors, policy advisors, consultants, and coalitions;
  • Overseeing the fulfillment of all relevant grant obligations, including reporting requirements.

This might be the job for you, if you…

  • have a degree in a relevant science or public policy field
  • have a minimum of five years experience in clean energy policy or relevant field
  • have managed high performing staff who meet ambitious project, campaign, or programmatic goals
  • want to contribute towards Third Way’s mission
  • take pride in and ownership of in your work
  • are curious and eager for professional development
  • think on your feet and adapt to changes effortlessly
  • communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally
  • are motivated and driven by your passion to opportunity, freedom, and security
  • want to make a difference and an imprint as Third Way’s newest Deputy Director for Innovation and Clean Industry

Third Way  offers a flexible, hybrid work schedule to support our employees’ healthy work/life balance.

Third Way is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates, supports, and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable laws.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Clean Energy. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: advocacy campaigns, carbon management, clean energy advocacy, clean manufacturing, government affairs manager, and industrial policy.

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