Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project seek a visiting Climate and Energy Security Fellow From May 2021 - December 2021 to help shape public policy, seek out new funding streams, and execute foundation grant deliverables through Truman Center for National Policy.

The projects include: 

1) Leading the vision behind Truman HQ’s work in the climate and energy security space, partnering with our 16 chapters across the United States, our members on the Hill and at Federal agencies, our coalition partners across the country, and our Climate and Energy Security Affinity Group. This will include planning innovative Truman-only and public events related to these topics, ensuring Truman’s climate and energy talking points are distributed amongst climate mayors in the United States, and developing trainings and tools to power our advocates around the country. 

2) Seeking out new (preferably multi-year) funding streams for Truman HQ to continue its work on climate and energy security. This includes research on potential funders, writing grant proposals, and drafting final grant reports for our existing funders. The visiting fellow should have an already-existing strong network of funders and experts in this field.   

3) Creating a 2-year plan for Truman HQ which lays out clear steps the organization should take to deepen our involvement in the climate and energy security spaces at both an HQ-level and within our 16 chapter states. This will include identifying different topics of focus depending on the different state and region.

4) Actively participate in energy and climate coalitions and collaborate with partners to advance the security argument of fossil fuel dependence and the benefits of transitioning to clean energy.

Truman HQ will also support the Visiting Fellow with publishing and promoting their own written products, including op-eds. 

During their tenure, the Visiting Fellow will be fully incorporated into the Truman team and afforded the opportunity to attend all HQ events; regional member events and retreats; and numerous political and policy events with leading political and national security officials. This will include our annual Truman Conference, including the members-only portion. The Fellow will be encouraged to regularly meet with Truman’s community of Security Fellows, Political Partners, and Defense Council members.

Reports to: Director of Programs

Requirements: 5-7 years working on climate and energy security policy, a deep existing network of climate and energy security efforts in the non-profit, government, and public sectors around the United States. Expertise in climate and energy security topics prioritized by the Biden Administration, and an ability to recognize interesting and innovative topics in which Truman should be involved. Advocacy and organizing experience preferred.

Timeline: Part-time; May 2021-December 2021

Location: Washington, DC (temporarily remote)

Stipend: $20,000

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