Associate (Policy)

Ceres

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.

Qualifications

  • 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: www.ceres.org.  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.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED