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CCAP's mission is to support every step of climate action, from ambition to implementation. A recognized world leader in climate policy and action, CCAP creates innovative, replicable climate solutions, strengthens capacities, and promotes best practices across the local, national, and international levels to accelerate the transition to a net-zero, climate resilient future. CCAP is a nongovernmental nonprofit based in Washington DC with staff around the world.

CCAP is a collegial, non-hierarchical organization known for its emphasis on cutting edge analyses, productive policy dialogues, and on-the-ground delivery of transformative policy programs and projects. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to make a significant contribution to achieving pragmatic and effective policy change in a variety of policy environments around the world.


The Communications Officer will help develop and implement the strategy for all communications, including the web site, blogs, policy reports and briefings, events, media outreach, and constituent outreach. The communications officer will work closely with senior policy and program staff within CCAP to help motivate, edit and shape external communications materials. The materials should position CCAP as an innovator in climate policy; distinguish CCAP from others working in the field; and inform and engage key stakeholders.  


Key responsibilities

  • Manage the preparation, editing and distribution of CCAP’s key communications products, including: press releases, op-editorials, newsletters, blogs, release of policy reports, events, fact sheets, brochures, and website updates.

  • Work with leadership and policy staff to identify communications opportunities on a consistent, ongoing basis; to determine messaging, timing and appropriate packaging for release of this information

  • Ensure high-quality editorial standards, consistency of message, and consistent design and style for all CCAP’s communications. Copyedit staff-generated content to ensure consistent messaging via succinct, compelling prose.

  • Oversee regular updating and relevance of CCAP’s website as the organization’s primary communications vehicle.

  • Oversee development of communications materials for the CCAP Board of Directors.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate annual communications plan in collaboration with the CCAP team.


Qualifications and characteristics

  • 5 - 7 years of communications experience in an issues-oriented nonprofit, think tank or academic environment. Experience in a well-run communications shop with established processes and systems.

  • Outstanding and well-honed writing and editing skills. Strong oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • A solid understanding of best practices for content, tone, style and organizational structure for an effective Web site.

  • Ability to gain the trust of technical experts and senior staff.

  • A self-motivated, creative individual who is willing to take initiative and shows good judgment.

  • Versatility and flexibility in dealing with the realities of smaller, fast-paced organizations.

  • Professional experience in and knowledge of the clean air industry and related environmental and policy issues preferred but not required.

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree required.


Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample should be sent to: Please type “Communication Officer” and your name as the only contents in the subject line of your e- mail.

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