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Climate and Clean Energy Program Director
Washington Environmental Council’s Climate and Clean Energy Program engages to move the dial on state policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting scientifically based, effective, and equitable limits and pricing global warming pollution. We do this to transition off fossil fuel and toward a clean energy economy. To achieve our goals we use legislation, policymaking, ballot measures, and legal action. This work is aimed at getting us to long-term outcomes that include:
  • Washington meeting or exceeding its 2020 emission reduction commitments, with a path to meeting limits for 2035 and 2050.
  • Achieving an economy-wide cap on carbon that drives emissions reductions through state actions and regional partnerships.
  • Garnering broad support for limiting carbon emissions and investing in the transition to clean, efficient energy as economically beneficial.
We are honored and excited to be partnering with organizations championing Environmental Justice, specifically those communities of color who are already dealing with the impacts of climate change. We are working to remove barriers to participation in order to build a just and sustainable climate movement.
  • Leadership and Program Management
  • Policy Development and Advocacy
  • Outreach, Communications and Advocacy
Salary Information: $63,000 to $68,000, depending on experience 

Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of Washington Environmental Council, environmental protection and principles of racial, social, and economic justice.
  • At least five years of demonstrated success in leading policy advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience with climate, clean energy, and/or energy efficiency laws and policy advocacy; related experience may be considered.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to provide leadership for a program that addresses a timely environmental and economic challenge.
  • Demonstrated staff management ability.
  • Ability to lead a coalition of multiple and diverse interests in pursuit of a complex set of goals.
  • Flexible, creative, and able to work in a changing and unpredictable policy environment.
  • Strong writing, verbal and analytic skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good at navigating complex working environments and building relationships with integrity.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and with a team, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

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