Mitigation Program Manager, Georgetown Climate Center - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Apr 28, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Education, Law
Full Time
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Mitigation Program Manager, Georgetown Climate Center - Georgetown University Law Center

The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) - part of Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. - 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, and help communities adapt to climate change.

The Mitigation Program Manager provides leadership and strategic direction to GCC's mitigation team. S/he interacts with senior local, state, and federal officials; faculty and Georgetown senior administration; other academics and outside partners (e.g., senior representatives of NGOs and power companies); and funders, the media, and students.  The Mitigation Program Manager supervises the work of GCC's Institute Associates, outside consultants, and students.  Reporting to the Executive Director and Deputy Director, the Mitigation Program Manager has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Strategic planning, management, general administration Develops and implement a GCC mitigation team work plan that responds to opportunities for GCC to serve as a high-value resource to states and informs federal policies with state lessons - for example, managing 3 Institute Associates - recent Georgetown Law graduates and associates with several years of relevant  work experience.
  • Outreach, engagement, & facilitation  Conducts outreach, engagement, and facilitation with state and federal leaders and  staff, NGOs, companies, and other stakeholders, and the press - for example, organizing meetings and events with senior government leaders, engagement with the press, and public speaking.
  • Carbon pollution regulation and policy projects  Leads development of substantive analysis and research on topics related to reducing GHG emissions, including from the power sector, the transportation sector.
  • Student engagement  Supervises student RAs and student projects related to Climate Center research. This includes working with external stakeholders that help scope, providing input, and review student work; and may teach in support of climate change and energy curriculum.
  • Fundraising  Works closely with the Executive and Deputy Directors to secure funding for the mitigation program from multiple funders, currently at an annual funding level of more than $750,000 - for example, developing funding proposals that capture strategic opportunities to further GCC's work, and reporting on current grants.


  • Master's degree - preference for J.D.
  • At least 5 years of experience in climate change law and policy, with a focus on strategies to reduce emissions - preference for experience with the power sector and/or transportation sector
  • Management experience - strong preference for experience working with students
  • Experience using office software products, developing presentations, and preparation of spreadsheets
  • Excellent research, speaking, and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills
  • Professional judgment to represent GCC in interactions with senior state and federal officials and other stake holders

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