Point of Contact at Carbon180: Treshia Thomas
Organization Address: Washington, DC
Deputy Director of Policy, Tech
This position must be located along the I-95 Corridor / East Coast.
WHO WE ARE
We know that our climate goals can only be met by rapidly reducing emissions and removing the carbon that already exists in our atmosphere. Carbon180 is a climate NGO with a vision to remove legacy carbon emissions from the atmosphere and create a livable climate in which current and future generations can thrive. Based in Washington, DC, we design and champion equitable, science-based policies that bring carbon removal solutions to gigaton scale.
Carbon180 is seeking a deputy director of policy to help lead Carbon180’s technology-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) policy work around direct air capture, mineralization, and other approaches, alongside our director of policy for tech-based carbon removal. This role will identify and pursue opportunities to advance the tech policy team’s strategic goals, manage a team of policy experts to develop new policy ideas, and play a leadership role in direct advocacy with policymakers. They will be responsible for helping develop and execute Carbon180’s overarching federal policy strategy alongside the director of policy, tech. They will also work closely with the communications, government affairs, and science and innovation teams to help leverage organization-wide expertise to achieve Carbon180’s policy goals and mission. This position will report to the director of policy, tech.
Major roles and responsibilities
● Support the development and execution of Carbon180’s tech-based carbon removal policy strategy alongside the director of policy, tech.
● Manage — and serve as a key thought partner to — a team of two to three policy staff to accomplish this strategy, providing day-to-day project support, leading work and capacity planning across the team, and supporting individual professional development and mentorship.
● Develop new tech-based carbon removal policies, build and lead campaigns around key issue areas, and plan and lead coalition-building and outreach activities (including with labor and local communities).
● Write reports, white papers, and blogs to further Carbon180’s thought leadership.
● Co-develop and carry out congressional outreach plans to support policy goals and educate policymakers in partnership with our government affairs team.
● Coordinate with our communications team to support relevant content creation, media engagement, social media planning, and other communications tasks. Help plan policy-related events including briefings for Hill staffers, gatherings with media personnel like reporters, environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) workshops, and more.
● Work with our science and innovation team to ensure our policy development is rooted in the best available science and identify research and analysis priorities.
● Represent Carbon180 externally as a spokesperson in events, interviews, and other communications.
WHAT WE OFFER
Carbon180 is deeply committed to providing market-leading compensation and robust benefits to our employees. Our salaries are in the 70th percentile of the Washington, DC market. We employ an external firm to conduct market analyses every three years, and we are committed to safeguarding internal salary equity. For those reasons, we have a non-negotiation policy on salaries.
The starting salary for this position will be $131,700 with opportunities for growth up to $184,400.
Carbon180 prides itself on offering benefits and perks to our employees that illustrate how we live our values, including:
● 36-hour workweeks (we close at 1 pm every Friday) and dedicated no-meeting time each week.
● A remote-first flexible work culture.
● Four weeks of PTO, three weeks of paid org-wide breaks including one week in the summer and two weeks in the winter, four weeks of sick leave, and five floating holidays/personal days.
● 100% company-covered insurance premiums for medical/dental/vision/long-term disability for you and your dependents.
● Quarterly health and wellness, book, and learning and development stipends.
The full job description (including more information about the role & our organization) & how to apply can be found at: https://carbon180.org/jobs . The deadline to apply is May 30, 2023.