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Senior Institute Associate, Georgetown Climate Center - Georgetown University Law Center

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Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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Senior Institute Associate, Georgetown Climate Center - Georgetown University Law Center

The Georgetown Climate Center (GCC), based at Georgetown University Law Center, seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States- polices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. For ten years, the Center has worked at the nexus of state and federal climate and energy policy to inform federal policies with the lessons of state and local communities and to serve as a resource to the states and local governments we serve.

Job Overview

The Senior Institute Associate works with the Center’s Mitigation Program Director and Associate Director to conduct advanced research and writing assignments, manage complex projects, present to external audiences, conduct outreach and coordinate with outside partners and contractors, including the following:

  • Lead projects involving policy and legal research, analysis and writing on relevant energy and emissions mitigation topics.
  • Represent the Center at conferences, dialogues, events and with the media.
  • Coordinate development and maintenance of content for the Center’s website.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of research assistants, outside contractors, staff and outside partners.
  • Serve as a high-functioning team member with leadership responsibilities.
  • Identify and respond to opportunities for funding and outreach.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Mitigation Program Director of the Georgetown Climate Center, the Senior Institute Associate interacts with senior local, state and federal officials; faculty and Georgetown senior administration; outside partners; funders; members of the media; and students.

In addition, they interact with and supervise the work of research assistants, students and outside consultants.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or a J.D. or equivalent work experience
  • At least three years’ experience in environmental law and policy, climate change policy or a related field
  • Excellent research and communications skills (writing and speaking)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication, professionalism and sound judgment
  • Experience with management of complex projects with multiple external and internal partners and collaborators
  • Experience with working with or for local, state, tribal, or federal government

Preferred requirements: We are particularly seeking candidates with experience and legal expertise regarding federal and state power sector policies and regulations, and/or energy infrastructure siting.

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.