Senior Climate Policy Manager

The CLEO Institute Published: January 26, 2021
Miami, Orlando or Tallahassee FL
Job Type
Energy / Policy / Program Management /

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~ The CLEO Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization exclusively dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy. Founded in 2010 in Miami, Florida, we work with front-line communities and their leaders to build climate literacy. We highlight the urgency of climate action and impact policy while championing solutions for a resilient future. ~

Position Overview

The Senior Climate Policy Manager will play a lead role in helping to shape The CLEO Institute’s vision in local, state, and federal climate policy while advocating for a resilient sustainable future for all. This position can be based in Miami, Orlando, or Tallahassee and reports to the Executive Director while working in close collaboration with the entire CLEO Team.


  • Play a lead role in formulating climate policy objectives and advocacy positions for The CLEO Institute
  • Oversee and conduct analysis related to a range of local, state, and U.S. federal climate and energy policy proposals
  • Develop timely, comprehensible, politically salient materials for policymakers, media outlets, and other stakeholders (including analyses, fact sheets, answers to specific queries, and other information as needed), in close coordination with CLEO staff
  • Develop and deploy analytical tools designed to educate external stakeholders (e.g., Congressional staff) and inform internal thinking on policy design
  • Develop recommendations to help advance climate & resilience policy
  • Present analysis and findings through clear and compelling oral presentations to both internal and external audiences
  • Write and prepare white papers, technical reports, policy briefs, and communications materials aimed at external audiences
  • Draft internal decision memos, policy documents, testimony, talking points, etc.
  • Represent CLEO in external settings (e.g., meetings with policymakers, Congressional staff, other environmental organizations, research institutions, or corporations) and build partnerships with key organizations focused on climate, resilience, and clean energy innovation policy
  • Contribute to fundraising strategies, proposals, and reports


  • We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated expertise in the area of climate and/or energy policy. Candidates must have exceptional problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability to ensure consistency and quality of research products.
  • You should also have:
    • Graduate degree in economics, environmental science, or public policy with more than 5 years’ experience working on climate and/or energy policy issues, including relevant research or analytical work
    • A deep understanding of climate change, mitigation and adaptation solutions to the climate crisis, as well as broad knowledge of climate policy
    • Strong ability to effectively synthesize and communicate technical and policy findings in a clear and concise manner to colleagues internally and to external non-technical audiences through both written and oral communication
    • Strong ability to prioritize and execute in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and critical deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to lead small teams and complex projects and to work collaboratively in different coalitions and stakeholder groups


  • This is a part-time position with a salary range $30,000 – $35,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

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