Policy Associate

Policy Associate

Location: Europe or East Coast US/Canada
Reports to: Managing Director of Policy
Hours Per Week (Average): Full Time
Overtime Status: Exempt

We Mean Business (WMB) is a global coalition of nonprofit organizations, working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change. We are working to transform the world economy so that it is on track to limit global warming to 1.5°C in ways that deliver sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity. Through unprecedented collaboration, we catalyze business action and drive ambitious policy to halve emissions by 2030 and accelerate an inclusive transition to a net-zero economy by 2050, at the latest.

The policy team brings together policy, communications and corporate engagement expertise to activate leading business voices to increase climate policy ambition globally and in priority geographies and sectors.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced climate policy professional for role of Policy Associate to join our high-performing, remote team.

Responsibilities

• Research and synthesize climate-relevant policies and trends internationally and in priority geographies and sectors, for the policy team to identify opportunities and priorities for advocacy
• Support the policy team with the development of advocacy strategies/campaigns and coordination of partners around these, in close collaboration with partner geographic policy leads, sectoral leads, and corporate action campaign leads
• Research and create overviews of relevant policy makers and business leaders to influence around key international events, such as G7, G20 and COP, and brief WMB team members and relevant partners
• Coordinate the development of grant proposals and track progress on grant delivery to time, budget and achievement of KPIs
• Participate in relevant meetings, coordinate the policy team’s interaction with other WMB teams, and liaise with relevant partners from across the WMB network best suited to influence.
• Coordinate meetings, travel, filing and knowledge management of the policy team
 
Experience

• 2-5 years practical experience in research and coordination relevant to climate, energy or clean energy-related policy Demonstrated knowledge of climate and energy policy internationally and to major economies.
• Demonstrated experience with working with partnerships and coalitions or networks.
• Masters or other advanced degree in a relevant field.
 
Skills

• Ability to research and synthesize policy developments, preferably relevant to business, climate and energy for non-technical audience.
• Strong coordination and organizing skills and ability to deliver under tight deadlines.
• Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, and with multiple partners
• Effective written and oral communication skills and ability to present complex information in a structured and accessible manner.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, familiarity with online conferencing and collaboration tools, and experience in remote work environments a plus.
• Motivation to contribute to ambitious climate policy development and implementation.
 
To Apply

To Apply Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the Apply Now button below. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Benefits

Benefits and compensation vary per region and are competitive with local prevailing packages. Regardless of location, team members get equipment stipends to ensure they are set up wherever they may be working from, generous time off, and paid parental leave.

Diversity at WMB

We Mean Business is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We are a project of the New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF and WMB are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Closing Date:
27/05/2021

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