The Carbon Capture Coalition is Hiring! Three New Positions Reflect Coalition Growth & Priorities
June 10, 2022 | Blog
The Carbon Capture Coalition, a nonpartisan collaboration of more than 100 companies, unions, conservation, and environmental policy organizations working to build federal policy support to enable economywide, commercial scale deployment of carbon management technologies, is hiring for three newly created positions.
The Coalition’s staff and presence in Washington, D.C. is growing. Over the past decade, the Coalition has become a leading advocate for federal carbon management policies. Its members have forged unprecedented common ground in U.S. energy and climate policy and achieved groundbreaking bipartisan legislative success. Carbon management is maturing into a robust sector comprised of hundreds of companies and thousands of stakeholders working to build a viable carbon management industry that provides high-wage jobs and improves the environmental health and economic benefits of affected communities. To match this growth, the Coalition is adding new capacity to ensure that it remains an effective convener and advocate for needed federal policy support in the 118th Congress and beyond.
These newly created Coalition positions further anchor the Coalition, its members, and these technologies’ role in achieving net zero emissions to meet midcentury climate goals, strengthening, and decarbonizing domestic energy, industrial production and manufacturing, and retaining and expanding a high-wage jobs base.
Looking toward the 118th Congress, the expanding community of carbon management advocates will need to focus on ensuring that enacted legislation is properly implemented as well as securing additional policy and regulatory frameworks to enable the full suite of carbon management technologies delivering on their climate potential. This includes carbon capture on both industrial and power facilities, the necessary transport and storage of carbon dioxide, along with policies and mechanisms that will be crucial to commercializing the nascent but growing direct air capture and carbon conversion sectors.
The three newly created positions are:
The Carbon Capture Coalition Executive Director—a newly created position— will lead and work alongside Coalition staff and members to fulfill the mission of fostering economywide deployment of carbon management technologies to meet midcentury climate goals, foster domestic energy and industrial production, support and expand a high-wage jobs base and improve the environmental health of and economic benefits to affected communities. The preference is for this person to be located in the Washington, DC area, but remote work will be considered.
Specialist, Carbon Removal and Conversion Technologies
The Carbon Removal and Conversion Technologies Specialist will develop and manage a dedicated program of work on direct air capture and carbon conversion to complement and build on the Coalition’s broader carbon management priorities and activities. Reflective of the growing number of direct air capture and carbon conversion interests in the Coalition and broader recognition that these technologies will play in meeting midcentury climate goals, building the supportive policy environment for these technologies will be a priority area for the Coalition in the 118th Congress. The preference is for this person to be located in the for Washington, DC area, but remote work will be considered.
Based in Washington, D.C., the Coordinator for the Carbon Capture Coalition will provide critical program assistance and administrative support to Coalition staff and members. They will play an integral role in helping build both organizational capacity and establishing the administrative systems required of a more mature organization.
These positions will remain open until filled. The Coalition will announce the new hires once they are confirmed.
Convened by the Great Plains Institute, the Carbon Capture Coalition is a nonpartisan collaboration of more than 100 companies, unions, conservation and environmental policy organizations, building federal policy support to enable economywide, commercial scale deployment of carbon management technologies. This includes carbon capture, removal, transport, utilization, and storage from industrial facilities, power plants, and ambient air.