Associate (Policy)


Boston, MA, US

Ceres is soliciting applications for the position of Program Associate, Policy. This position will be located in Boston, MA. This opening is designed for a highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter looking to be an advocate for Ceres’ policy program goals. The position reports to the Senior Manager of Policy.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to Senior Program Director and Senior Manager for organizing the BICEP coalition.
  • Provide writing support, on behalf of the Policy team, to the Communications team with press outreach related to BICEP as well as updating content on the BICEP website.
  • Process expense reports, reimbursements, and other finance-related administrative duties.
  • Book travel and draft trip itineraries for Senior Program Director.
  • Support recruitment activities for Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) and other Ceres policy program initiatives.
  • Fulfill research and writing assignments to support policy team’s initiatives.
  • Organize monthly calls with BICEP companies, including setting agenda and tracking follow-up items and projects.
  • Collaborate with the development team on funding proposals, grant follow-up and progress reports as related to policy team funding.
  • Coordinate Policy Team meeting logistics including scheduling, drafting agendas, and taking notes.
  • Serve as team’s database point person, including database support to team members and some data entry.
  • Participate in planning and execution of policy team events at the Ceres annual conference program and other events.
  • Support relationship management for BICEP companies including handling regular communication, requests, media opportunities and other company needs.
  • Support Policy Program staff managing special projects, as necessary.


  • Bachelor degree required and studies in public policy, environmental policy or related fields preferred
  • At minimum, 2 year of experience on energy and/or climate change policy issues; experience with Congress or federal agencies preferred
  • Strong organizing skills and attention to detail with a focus on tracking multiple projects at one time
  • Knowledge of energy and climate change issues, including an understanding of business-focused policy debates, and NGO concerns
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Research experience a plus
  • Highly developed writing skills
  • Excellent personal and political communication and/or government-relations skills
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Proficiency with word-processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and presentation programs

How to Apply

We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  Applicants should submit a resume, a list of three references, and a letter describing their qualifications, interests, and potential contribution to our organization.  Send your application to [email protected] and include “Associate, Policy” in the subject line of your e-mail message.

Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.