Policy and Engagement Manager, Carbon Management (Flexible with California)

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Clean Air Task Force

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30+ days ago

POSITION: Policy and Engagement Manager, Carbon Management

LOCATION: California

ABOUT CATF: Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. This is accomplished through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector.

CATF is highly respected for its deep expertise and research on energy and industrial systems and potential strategies, technologies, and policies that can radically shrink their impact on the planet's atmosphere. Our team of 70+ experts and advocates (and global network of subject matter experts and civil society partners) put this research and knowledge into action by designing and enacting public policies that drive toward zero emissions. We also support policies and work directly with private industry to innovate in technology to make the path to zero emissions swift and affordable. CATF is headquartered in Boston, with staff working virtually around the US and abroad.

ROLE: The role of the Policy and Engagement Manager is to promote the development and equitable deployment of carbon capture, removal, and storage technologies in California. The Policy and Engagement Manager will develop and implement policy and advocacy strategies to advance carbon management technologies in California. Additionally, the Manager will conduct policy education and advocacy around carbon management technologies with public officials and lawmakers. Policy work will include developing new policies, along with planning and executing outreach campaigns together with the rest of the US Carbon Management team.

This role's work includes developing community-focused engagement strategies to improve information sharing about community interests and concerns as well as carbon capture technologies and their critical role in California's climate strategy. The Manager will also engage communities that have made decisions to deploy carbon management technologies to understand the impacts of their decision-making and relay this information to broader audiences. Engagement efforts will include collaboration with local NGOs, local communities, government-based stakeholders, and project developers.


Policy Development and Advocacy: Work with the carbon capture team and other groups to develop strategic policies that advance equitable deployment of carbon capture, removal, and storage technologies within CA's climate strategy. Undertake significant education and advocacy efforts with policymakers, public officials, and other stakeholders to highlight the crucial role of these technologies in meeting the state's climate goals, as well as barriers to deployment.

Community and Stakeholder Engagement: Develop and execute community-level communications strategies relating to education about carbon capture, removal, and storage technologies within the context of climate strategy and local community benefits. Understand and take in information from communities and work to reflect them in CATF's approach to technology deployment. This will include planning and executing direct communications with local communities and public officials, as well as leveraging networks of relevant stakeholders from civil society/NGOs, the commercial sector, and experts.

Education and Outreach: Highlight local political economic decision-making processes on carbon management technologies and make visible positive human impact of these technologies. CATF's project will pioneer work with local communities on carbon capture and aim to improve information flow about carbon capture technologies and climate change to communities, amplify local stories from communities where carbon capture has been a success, and work to understand and make visible local political & economic benefits and decision-making processes.

Analysis in support of policy development and advocacy: Directly undertake, support, or oversee analytic work related to community benefits of carbon capture projects, implementation of technology, and policy analysis.

External Communications: Represent CATF with news media and in public forums such hearings, meetings, conferences, and workshops. Develop blogs, reports, white papers, and other forms of content.

Subject Matter Expert: Possesses deep familiarity with social, and policy issues related to carbon capture deployment and industrial and electricity sector decarbonization in California.

Collaboration: Work in collaboration with and provide support to carbon capture team members and other CATF teams as needed.

Operational support: Provide support to fundraising efforts, including grant writing and funder communications.


  • Proven experience in community-level engagement/communications campaigns
  • Thorough knowledge of California's climate policy landscape and environmental justice issues
  • Successful lobbying/advocacy experience in CA
  • Familiarity with local and environmental NGOs in CA; existing community relationships
  • BSc/BA is required; MSc/MA or other advanced degree is preferred
  • Reside in California, specific location flexible
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others
  • Consistent follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work
  • Passion for CATF's mission

Application Process and Timing:

Please submit a resume, with a brief cover letter that describes your interest and experience. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please be prepared to provide references upon request.

CATF is an equal opportunity employer.