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May 26 / BARD CEP

Energy & Environment Program Fellowship, The Aspen Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: The Aspen Institute

Position Title: James E. Rogers Energy Fellow, Energy & Environment Program

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is seeking applications for the James E. Rogers Energy Fellow to serve as the lead position for research, development and delivery of the Program’s major annual forums focused on energy, the economy and the environment. Working directly with the Executive Director and program staff, the James E. Rogers Energy Fellow will contribute to the overall direction for the forums, conduct limited original research and writing, agenda planning, financial development of the forums, and convene workshops and other events. The Institute’s highly-regarded energy and environment forums are situated at the intersection of energy policy and markets with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on power generation, transmission and distribution; oil and gas development and production; and the environment.This is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the Institute’s strategic convening role in discussing energy and environmental policy issues with over 300 distinguished participants and diverse stakeholders every year in Aspen, Colorado.


  • Program lead for convening the Institute’s premier energy forums and roundtables.
  • Content specialist on energy, business and regulatory issues, present and future.
  • Operational and administrative responsibility for organizing 3-4 annual energy forums.
  • Program-assisted fundraising and sponsor development responsibilities.
  • Writing, editing and producing program appropriate materials and commentary.
  • Interacting with the Institute’s membership and participating in Aspen programs and activities.
  • Educating a broader public audience through media interviews and public speaking.


  • 10 – 12 years professional experience; advanced degree or equivalent expertise required.
  • Legislative, policy and regulatory experience and/or significant business experience preferred.
  • Working understanding of domestic and international energy business and regulatory policy including but not limited to hydrocarbon development and production, utility markets, renewable or clean energy, energy efficiency, and environmental policy.
  • Outstanding communication, writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project planning and organizing; supervisory and/or management skill.
  • Ability to work independently with good humor while also flourishing in a small program team.
  • Accustomed to delivering against timelines under pressure; not intimidated by time limitations.
  • Familiar and comfortable with demands of economic and financial program development.
  • Firm grasp of the Institute’s mission as well as the strategic purpose, role and reputation of the Energy and Environment Program within the energy and environment policy community.

The ideal candidate will be flexible, entrepreneurial, and adept at developing partnerships, with the ability to manage fundraising efforts and to communicate easily with donors and sponsors. Strong candidates will have extensive contacts among higher levels of government, academic, philanthropic, media, and business communities, and will be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government officials, current and potential funders, and Aspen’s senior management. The Fellow will be expected to competently lead issue-focused meetings, high-level forums, and other events, and maintain relationships with representatives of governments and agencies, international organizations, members of Congress, and executive branch personnel.

How to Apply: Applicants must apply online at the Aspen Institute’s career page, submitting a full resume and a cover letter addressing qualifications and the applicant’s awareness of the Energy and Environment Program’s mission. Cover letter is required and should highlight applicant’s specific qualifications for this position and why this job is of particular interest.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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