Vice President (Environmental Affairs and Sustainability)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Washington, DC, United States 🇺🇸

POSITION OVERVIEW: 
Develop the Chamber’s priorities and implement strategic recommendations for environmental and sustainability policy. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Work with senior leadership across the organization to develop a long-term vision and a proactive organizational and advocacy strategy for environmental and sustainability policy. 
  • Drive value for existing and prospective members by providing proactive and reactive federal legislative analysis and solutions to advance member interests. 
  • Initiate and conduct strategic analysis of environmental and sustainability policy proposals and prioritize issues for members. 
  • Ensure that Chamber positions in the environmental and sustainability space are aligned with overall policy positions and initiatives. 
  • Ensure that the Chamber is viewed as an influential leader on environmental and sustainability issues and a trusted resource for key industry leaders, policymakers, and influencers. 
  • Develop strategic partnerships with key companies and other organizations to advance bipartisan, forward-thinking initiatives and policies in the environmental and sustainability space. 
  • Drive creative solutions in concert with internal groups to design and achieve policy and regulatory successes. 
  • Represent the Chamber and its members by speaking at events, testifying before Congress, and communicating to the press, members, and allies on issues around strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Identify, secure, and manage external coalitions that add value. 
  • Seek opportunities to increase the visibility of the Chamber and its work on environmental and sustainability-related programming. 
 
REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in a field related to energy or environmental science; an advanced degree preferred. 
  • 10+ years in a leadership role in an advocacy setting with comprehensive knowledge of environmental policy and related industry issues. 
  • A deep understanding of the scale, nuance, key players, and political discourse surrounding these issues. 
  • Knowledge of Congress and the federal legislative and political processes. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to work well on a team and deal effectively with individuals including top officials in government and the private sector. 
  • Knowledge of key issues and players on climate and clean energy issues. 
  • Ability to effectively persuade others to listen, commit to, and act on new approaches and gain support from others. 
  • Demonstrated ability to write and present information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner. 
  • A strategic leader with political acumen and a track record of accomplished successes. 
  • Media experience. 
  • Strong ability to forge solid working relationships with colleagues across an organization. 
  • Creative problem solver. 
  • Able to identify and secure nontraditional partners to accomplish shared goals. 
 
 
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