Institute Associate, Georgetown Climate Center - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Mar 06, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Education, Law
Full Time
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Institute Associate, Georgetown Climate Center - Georgetown University Law Center

The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center - part of Georgetown Law - seeks to advance effective climate and energy policies in the United States and serves as a resource to state and local communities that are working to cut carbon pollution and prepare for climate change.  The Center informs the development of state and federal policies that:

  • Reduce carbon pollution from power plants and stationary sources.
  • Support clean and resilient transportation options.
  • Help communities adapt to climate change.

The Center works with states, power companies, and non-profit organizations to inform the development and implementation of EPA's Clean Power Plan and facilitates the Transportation and Climate Initiative — a collaboration that seeks to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector across 11 states and Washington, D.C. The Center also helps states and communities prepare for climate change impacts and works to integrate adaptation planning into all levels of government decision-making.

The Institute Associate/Project Manager for Power Sector works with the Center 's leadership  to conduct advanced research and writing assignments, manage complex projects, manage ongoing state engagement processes, present to external audiences, conduct outreach, and coordinate with outside partners and contractors.  Reporting to the Mitigation Program Manager, the Institute Associate/Project Manager has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts policy and legal research, analysis and writing on relevant climate policy topics - for example, state power and transportation sector greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies.
  • Manages and facilitates state engagement processes, including organizing convenings and regular group calls.
  • Conducts engagement with states and other stakeholders through meetings and calls.
  • Represents the Center at conferences, dialogues, and events.
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of staff, research assistants, outside contractors, and outside partners.
  • Serves as a high-functioning team member with leadership responsibilities.
  • Identifies and responds to opportunities for funding and outreach.


  • Master's degree - Juris Doctor or equivalent preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in power sector or transportation sector mitigation policy or related work - for example, clean energy
  • Project management experience, as well as and academic and working knowledge of power sector and/or transportation sector climate change mitigation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, and sound judgment
  • Experience using Microsoft office products - for example, developing PowerPoint presentations, creating Excel spreadsheets

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