Technological Carbon Dioxide Removal Director (Flexible Location)

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Clean Air Task Force

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30+ days ago

Position Title: Technological Carbon Dioxide Removal Director

Reports To: Global Director, Carbon Capture

Type: Full-time position

Location: Flexible


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 90+ 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, and has offices in Washington, D.C. and Brussels with staff working virtually around world.


The Technological Carbon Dioxide Removal (TCDRs) Director will develop and advocate for policies and frameworks that promote the development and deployment of TCDRs globally, and work with the Global Director, Carbon Capture on strategy development, fundraising, and CATF's carbon capture team on implementation.

The TCDR Director will be responsible for the overall success of strategy and implementation of the TCDR strategy in the U.S., EU and globally.

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Global Director, Carbon Capture to define a TCDR strategy across the U.S., EU and globally as part of CATF's global strategy on carbon capture and in line with CATF's overall theory of change to achieve the rapid commercialization of TCDR technologies and make them an option for emissions reductions.
  • Collaborate, align, and integrate with other CATF programs, including, but not limited to, Clean Energy Deployment and the Global Land and Climate Programs. Work with colleagues focused on land-based sequestration and storage to develop a portfolio approach to CDR.
  • Identify and support the engagement with potential donors to rapidly develop the resources and funding required to execute the TCDR strategy.
  • Help build a world-class team of advocates and experts to execute strategies relating to analysis, policy maker education and advocacy, coalition building, and strategic communications.
  • Develop and execute strategies relating to the education about relevant policy concepts and advocacy to achieve policy outcomes. This will include direct communications with public officials, as well as leveraging networks of relevant stakeholders from civil society/NGOs, the commercial sector, and experts. Policy areas include, but are not limited to, U.S. federal innovation policy, EU Fit for 55, and EU member state policies where TCDR is associated with emissions limits or technology standards, and regulatory policies. Exploring synergies between U.S. and European policy opportunities will also be a potential focus in the position.
  • Work with the Carbon Capture team to develop TCDR policies that are effective and appropriate for the relevant governmental jurisdiction. Assess the policy and political efficacy of existing or new policy recommendations developed externally to CATF.
  • Represent CATF with news media and in public forums such hearings, meetings, conferences, and workshops. Develop blogs, reports, white papers, analyses and other forms of content and thought leadership.
  • Possesses deep familiarity with technical, economic, market, and policy issues related to the TCDR area.


  • BSc/BA is required.
  • Significant experience in successful advocacy and policy strategy development.
  • Significant experience leading and developing international teams .
  • Significant fundraising experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of TCDRs, carbon management, and related fields.
  • Familiarity with local and environmental NGOs in the U.S. and EU.
  • Successful lobbying/advocacy experience .
  • Significant experience developing more junior team members.
  • Demonstrable passion for CATF's Mission.

Compensation and Location:

This is a full-time position. CATF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The location for this position is flexible.


Please submit a resume, cover letter referencing the position title, and contact information for two to three professional and/or academic references.

CATF provides equal employment opportunities.