Senior Director, Climate Policy
Washington, DC, United States
14 days ago
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Reporting to the Vice President – Climate, the Senior Director of Federal Climate Strategy is a key member of the Audubon Climate Program in Washington, DC, and helps drive achievement the Climate Program’s objectives to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the federal level.
The Senior Director will be responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and negotiating federal legislative and regulatory opportunities to make progress on mitigating climate change, and mobilizing Audubon’s resources to achieve them. The Senior Director will represent Audubon with key partners and in the media. They must have expertise in federal policy, including familiarity with Congress and executive branch agencies, climate and clean energy policy, and experience working with diverse stakeholders. This position will focus on executing Audubon’s national climate program priorities to make a strategic, highly leveraged contribution to the overall goal of mitigating climate change at a national level.
- Lead the development and execution of Audubon’s strategic federal climate and clean energy priorities, working
- closely with Audubon leadership and staff.
- Build partnerships with key internal and external, national and state level partners, and facilitate climate policy intervention strategies at the federal level.
- Represent Audubon with federal decision-makers, in coalitions with other organizations, and in the media.
- Work closely with Audubon’s climate campaigns team on planning, strategy, and execution of national climate
- Work closely with Audubon’s communications team to tell the story of Audubon’s federal climate policy work effectively communicating complex policy issues to non-technical audiences.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in policy, political science, or government affairs (or equivalent experience) required, graduate degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
- 12+ years of experience in climate and clean energy, advocacy, conservation, public service or related field, some of it focused on federal action, and at least 5 years in a leadership role.
- Demonstrated leadership and professional network within the climate and clean energy community.
- Outstanding policy development, analysis and research skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and within collaborative team environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability synthesize and interpret technical information for various audiences.
- Experience working on issues related to climate and social equity preferred.
- Experience working in a decentralized organization that coordinates strategies for both local and national legislative issues a plus.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Occasional travel required.