Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Position Type: Full-Time
Education Level: Bachelor Degree
Job Category: Global Energy Center

Job Description

The Director of Business Strategies will have oversight of the revenue and stakeholder management of the Global Energy Center and the Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi. Working closely with Global Energy Center staff as well as with the Office of External Relations development team, the Director will work to advance the Global Energy Center’s mission in order to ensure maximum policy impact and financial stability and growth for the Global Energy Center. Additionally, in line with the broader goals of the Global Energy Center, s/he will carry out independent policy initiatives and writing projects to influence policy on key energy policy issues.

Job Responsibilities

For the Global Energy Center, the Director of Business Strategies will work with the Center Director, Deputy Director, and other GEC team members, to:

  • Ensure and build the Center’s funding base by managing current funder relationships, building a robust prospect pipeline, and pursuing new sources of funding.
  • Create new strategies for the development and growth of the Center.
  • Play a leading role in developing the intellectual framework for advancing the Council’s mission and energy-related programming through written work, specific initiatives, and speaking opportunities within and outside the Council. Develop and maintain a profile as respected leader on select issues.

For the Global Energy Forum, the Director of Business Strategies will:

  • Manage current funders and stakeholders during the Forum and throughout the year.
  • Secure additional necessary sponsorship support and funding for the Forum.
  • Develop and market the Forum and the Atlantic Council with business, government, and other constituencies globally
  • Assist in the design of Forum event, on which the Office of External Relations (OER) will have primary operational responsibility, to ensure that the event supports Forum goals in the UAE and in the region, while also being fully consistent with Council standards.


  • A minimum of ten years of relevant work experience within government service, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and/or academia;
  • Extensive experience in program management and development, preferably in a nonprofit or entrepreneurial environment;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and briefing skills; must be able to write policy-like documents under tight time constraints;
  • A strong and current bipartisan and international network in Washington and beyond among government, business, and civil society;
  • Demonstrated track record in fundraising to include solicitation from high net worth individuals, foundations, and corporate sources;
  • Excellent organizational and management skills;
  • A proven ability to build networks and initiate effective partnerships among expert analysts, government leaders, and non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and business executives;
  • A Master’s degree or Doctorate in a relevant field is also highly desirable

Please note: Atlantic Council is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.