Policy Advisor

Carbon180 Published: May 23, 2019
Washington, D.C.
Job Type
Consulting / Policy /

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~ Carbon180, formerly the Center for Carbon Removal, is a new breed of climate-focused NGO on a mission to fundamentally rethink carbon. ~

We partner with policymakers, scientists and businesses around the globe to develop policy, promote research, and advance solutions that transform carbon from a liability to an asset and foster a prosperous, carbon-conscious economy that removes more from the atmosphere than we emit. Our offices are headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Position Overview:

Carbon180 is seeking a Policy Advisor to support our growing policy and legislative work in Washington, DC. The Policy Advisor will report to the Director of Policy and will be responsible for policy research, outreach, and related communications. This position is based in Washington, DC.

Travel up to 30% is required. At Carbon180, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees and/or direct policy experience when appropriate. We are proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits.


  • Perform policy analysis and research, including:
    • Consolidating technical information on carbon removal solutions to support policy development
    • Developing, submitting, and sharing appropriations requests
    • Developing suggestions for increased Federal R&D for CDR solutions and reauthorization of Federal agencies
  • Perform Congressional outreach to support policy goals and to educate policymakers
  • Coordinate with our communications team to support content creation, media engagement, social media planning, and other communications tasks
  • Help plan policy-related events including briefings for staffers, reporters’ breakfasts, ENGO workshops, etc.
  • Contribute to Carbon180 policy strategy development

What You'll Bring:

  • Prior experience (3+ years) working on Federal policy, on or off the Hill
  • Strong knowledge of or prior experience with climate issues, especially related to energy, agriculture, and/or ecosystems
  • Experience, professional or otherwise, coordinating stakeholders in coalitions, organizing events, and attending meetings or public events on behalf of an organization
  • Passion for our mission of building an economy that sequesters more carbon than it emits and an interest in working at a startup non-profit looking to change the world
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in positioning yourself for other opportunities at Carbon180 in the future
  • Excitement to learn from colleagues and help them solve problems

To Apply:

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  • Remove your name and the name of your undergraduate and/or graduate institution from both your cover letter and resume
  • Put “Policy Advisor” in the subject line
  • Include your name and contact information in the application email

Carbon180 is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to enrich its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.

We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely different backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities.

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