Program Director, Conservative Climate Leadership Program

Job description

Organization Overview
ClearPath’s mission is to develop and advance policies that accelerate breakthrough innovations
that reduce emissions in the energy and industrial sectors. To advance that mission, we develop
cutting-edge policy and messaging, educate policymakers, and collaborate with academics and
industry. Started in 2014 by entrepreneur Jay Faison, ClearPath engages in the direct education
of policymakers within the White House, Congress, and Executive Agencies.
ClearPath team members believe in small government, free markets, and American
entrepreneurship. Those principles form the basis for how the team analyzes proposed clean
energy and climate policy.

Job Summary
ClearPath is committed to fostering the next generation of talent to work in essential
mission-aligned roles to further advance clean energy innovation and climate policy. To do that,
this role will build and manage a new program within ClearPath — The Conservative Climate
Leadership Program — that will identify, develop, and place talent into the growing number of
open conservative positions on Capitol Hill and beyond. The Program Director will report to
ClearPath’s Chief Operating Officer, Andrea Steiner, and work collaboratively with our entire
team to develop and execute this program.

Job Description

Program Strategy
● Exercise superb critical thinking, including ability to understand big-picture concepts and
granular complexities to build a comprehensive program from scratch.
● By landscaping the clean energy, climate, and innovation fields and leveraging existing
partnerships, develop a comprehensive vision, strategy, organizational requirements,
and budget for this program.
● Exercise ownership over several organization-wide goals, and develop strategies to
independently achieve these goals.
● Support CEO and Sr. Director of Development in their efforts to align philanthropy to this
effort. Manage a philanthropic strategy and program budget, including overseeing direct
project budget lines.
● Attract and cultivate collaborative relationships with key stakeholders by representing
ClearPath in a credible manner and with ease.
● Work with the ClearPath External Affairs team to identify the role of brand,
communications and marketing to support and grow the program.
● Work collaboratively with ClearPath teams to ensure that the program’s strategic
priorities align with what is needed by our target audience. Build, manage and optimize
Hill and industry relationships to maximize the reach and impact of the program.
● Identify and recommend within ClearPath leadership outside stakeholders, grantees,
contracts, and coalitions that can partner to advance the mission in owned work
● Work collaboratively with the COO to identify, develop and execute learning and
development opportunities to include in the program.
Program Execution
● Provide Congressional Fellowships for talented early-career professionals looking to
enter public service or passionate about energy policy.
● Establish a strong talent pipeline from industry, academia, think tanks, professional
services firms, and government to recruit and place high-quality staff into open full-time
roles on Capitol Hill.
● Partner with other high quality Fellowship and leadership programs to coordinate strong
candidates into great roles.
● Chart long-term development trajectories for high performers and develop them with
both group (e.g., ClearPath Clean Energy Academies and program specific retreats,
retreats at partners such as universities or national labs, etc) and individualized
opportunities (e.g., learning & development opportunities, mentorship programs, certifications, etc).
● Develop and implement effective recruiting strategies such as partnering with hiring
managers to write compelling job descriptions, source and screen candidates,
conduct/coordinate interviews, make recommendations to hiring managers and work
with partners to extend offers, driving negotiations as needed.
● Recruit and place interns and full year placements in Congress for professionals at the
beginning of their careers / still in degree programs.
● Oversee the employment process for new hires in the program to include, hiring,
background checks, offer letters and onboarding.

Candidate requirements

● Strategic Thinking – exhibit ability to develop and help drive a shared understanding of a
long-term vision.
● Communication – generate a shared commitment to the organization, build morale, and
encourage ownership of mission, goals, and values.
● Managing Innovation – create opportunities by fostering an environment open to new
or radical alternatives to traditional methods, approaches, and products.
● Business Acumen – make sound business decisions based on a strong understanding of
the company’s mission, strategic goals, and relevant policies, as well as best practices in
one’s own discipline or functional area.
● Fact–Based Management – view the organization as an open system, synthesize
information from diverse sources, come to conclusions, and make decisions that are
rational and based on sound evidence.
● Driving Results – motivate individuals to achieve and exceed goals by establishing
accountabilities, clarifying performance expectations, agreeing to high standards and
measures, monitoring and reviewing performance, and providing timely and relevant
● Planning and Priority Setting – identify the priorities, processes, and practical actions
that are necessary to achieve an objective or realize an idea.

ClearPath Values
● Teamwork: We empower each other to accomplish our shared mission.
● Purpose: We believe the principles of limited government, free markets, and fiscal
responsibility are essential to achieving our mission.
● Ownership: We empower teammates to visibly own and achieve goals.
● Adaptability: We are open to new, complex ideas and test our assumptions to lead
change and advance our mission.
● Curiosity: We have a proactive desire to learn, grow and improve ourselves, ideas, and
our mission in a thoughtful and focused way.
● Credibility: We agree that being trustworthy and believable is everything for building
and maintaining influence.

● Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required.
● A minimum of 7 years of experience with program development, recruitment, human resources, nonprofit operations, and/or corporate strategy.
● Professional experience in climate policy, clean energy policy, recruiting firms, professional service firms or management consulting firms a plus.
● Solid understanding of Congress including prior relationships preferred.
● Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills.
● A professional and personal commitment to ClearPath’s mission and values.
● Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.

Compensation & Benefits
● Competitive salary commensurate with experience
● Annual bonus, historically awarded
● Paid professional development opportunities
● Comprehensive health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
● Retirement Benefit offering an employer matching contribution of employee
contributions $1 for $1 on the first 5% of pay contributed
● No set vacation policy - take what you need whenever workflow allows
● Hybrid and flexible work schedules
● Fully stocked office kitchen in a newly renovated building on Capitol Hill

Please send resume and letter of interest to

At ClearPath, we value a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe our team is the key to
making an impact and fulfilling our mission. ClearPath is an equal opportunity employer. We do
not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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