Government Affairs Senior Program Manager for Administrative Action

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Government Affairs Senior Program Manager for Administrative Action- Climate Action Campaign

The Climate Action Campaign is seeking a Government Affairs Senior Program Manager for Administrative Action to join our Government Affairs team. We’re looking for a dynamic team player with (4-6 years of experience) who is a self-starter and is able to juggle multiple projects in support of the Government Affairs team. In this role, you will serve as the lead policy staff person working to drive our coalition’s work to support the roll-out of the historic climate and justice investments in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This law included hundreds of billions in funding for clean energy, clean transportation, clean manufacturing, job creation, pollution clean-up, resilience, mitigation, and natural climate solutions. The IRA alone has the potential to reduce United States’ climate emissions 40 percent by the end of the decade, putting the country within striking distance of the climate goals set by President Biden and required by science.

This new position will coordinate with Government Affairs professionals at CAC and within the climate community, as well as Biden Administration staff, to support and advance work to help implement the Inflation Reduction Act as well as other climate investments and goals. Your project management and collaboration skills will be used to develop strategies and execute coalition advocacy tactics. You’ll also gather information, maintain consistent and clear lines of communication, and support the Government Affairs team in planning and reporting work.

The Government Affairs Senior Program Manager will report to the Senior Director of Government Affairs and work collaboratively across the organization. We are a nationwide team working with a wide range of leaders and a cross-sector ecosystem of partner organizations.

Key responsibilities may include:

Coalition Support (80%)

  • Serve as the lead staff person for the newly formed Investments or IRA Work Group (IWG) – a convening of policy experts dedicated to helping ‘write the rules of the road’ for climate investments passed as part of the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Working with the Implementation Work Group, facilitate the articulation of goals, priorities and benchmarks for how key climate investments within the IRA are accomplished and maximized.
  • Working with the IWG, produce content like fact-sheets, letters, and tracking metrics, etc. These products should align with and drive the goals, priorities and benchmarks of the IWG.
  • Support the IWG and its sub-groups by organizing regular meetings, facilitating information-sharing, identifying problems and proposing solutions.
  • Serve as a conduit on IRA investment efforts to CAC colleagues; identify and advise on field, communications, and advocacy work that can celebrate local grants, loans, or new projects and facilities.
  • Shape and in some cases drive CAC’s ‘national narrative’ around IRA investments. This may be through the creation of mapping tools, tickers, thermometers, or other products to showcase the Administration’s progress in getting IRA investments to local communities.

Planning, Reporting, and Other Activities (20%):

  • Contribute to annual and quarterly planning and goal-setting for Administrative activity.
  • Track and report IWG activity (meetings, conversations, events, etc).
  • Attend briefings, meetings, and events, for CAC staff and, as needed, with external allies.
  • Manage internal Administrative tracking, including reviewing and summarizing major legislation. Present distilled Administrative tracking to coalition members.

Who You Are

A successful candidate for this position is a mission-driven, hardworking, fun-loving “people person” and organizer who has/is:

  • At least 4-6 years of experience working on advocacy or political campaigns, on Capitol Hill, or with an advocacy or nonprofit organization.
  • Enthusiasm for mission-driven work in the climate field.
  • High degree of professionalism and cultural competency in dealing with diverse groups of people.
  • Must be able to communicate, build and maintain collaborative relationships throughout the organization and with members of Congress, staff, key federal agency officials, CAC coalition partners, their working groups, consultants, funders and vendors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Congress, Congressional committees, the legislative and regulatory process and oversight of the federal government by Congress, and Congressional procedure and protocol.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements with impeccable attention to detail.
  • Intermediate Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Apps equivalents, and database/spreadsheet functions; knowledge of Congress Plus is preferred.
  • Strong communication, writing and project management skills.
  • Ability to identify and act upon opportunities to enhance results and manage problems without needing to be asked.
  • Ability to react with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an evolving role.

The Government Affairs Program Manager will not engage in activities that would require them to register under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act. Furthermore, they will not engage in 527 or electoral activities.

Who We Are

The Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a highly effective coalition of national climate, conservation, and progressive groups, state and local partners, and key allies working to protect clean air and promote action to limit climate change. The Campaign serves as an important center of gravity and convening body for dozens of organizations working together to win the passage of ambitious federal climate policy that is centered on investment, standards, jobs, health, and justice. The Climate Action Campaign is based in Washington D.C., not San Diego, California. Visit us online at:

The CAC was instrumental in passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Highlights include orchestrating hundreds of lobby meetings, thousands of field events, a multi-level, sustained communications campaign, as well as working behind the scenes and across the coalition to establish and maintain strategic direction.

The Fine Print

This is a full-time, Exempt position based in Washington, DC. CAC staff are currently working in a hybrid set-up. COVID vaccinations are required for onsite work.

The starting salary for this position begins at $65,000 and is commensurate based on experience.

The Climate Action Campaign is proud to offer:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • 401k plan with employer matching
  • Monthly Technolgy Stipend
  • Professional development opportunities

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to economic and social justice, and do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, please email