Associate General Counsel, Climate United

United States
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Job Description

POSITION: Associate General Counsel, Climate United

REPORTS TO: General Counsel

DEPARTMENT: Legal & Compliance

TYPE OF JOB: Full time

LOCATION: Flexible; Bethesda, MD or remote, but must be located within the U.S.

About Climate United

Climate United will use funding from the EPA under the Inflation Reduction Act to rapidly deploy low- and zero-emission products, technologies, and services to all American communities in order to (1) reduce GHG emissions and other forms of air pollutants; (2) bring direct benefits to American communities in the form of energy security, energy savings, cleaner air, and quality jobs; and (3) transform the capital markets so they can drive an equitable clean energy transition at scale. Visit Climate United ( for more information. Climate United will focus its investments in Distributed Power Generation and Storage, Building Decarbonization and Electric Transportation.

Calvert Impact, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (“Calvert Impact”), is sole member of Climate United. The successful candidate will be employed by Calvert Impact or one of its subsidiaries.

Job Description:

Climate United Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (“Climate United”), is seeking an experienced finance attorney with specialization in energy projects join our dynamic legal team.

The role requires someone with strong technical expertise, exceptional judgment and attention to detail, and a passionate commitment to the mission and integrity of the organization. The ideal candidate is excited about possibilities and solutions and embraces uncertainty as an opportunity to truly create change – both within the organization and in the communities we serve.

This role offers candidates a unique opportunity to work on complex, creative and interesting corporate transactions, while providing work/life balance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and/or comment on loan documents, loan participation agreements, security agreements, intercreditor and subordination agreements, confidentiality agreements and other contracts.
  • Engage and assist on general corporate governance matters including developing and implementing internal compliance policies, advising on board decisions and developing materials to ensure good corporate governance, and advising on general ethics and compliance issues.
  • Engage and assist on government contracts compliance; FOIA requests, internal compliance and procurement.
  • Develop and update internal legal form documents and policies.
  • Manage and oversee external legal counsel


Required Qualifications:

  • JD from an accredited law school. Active bar membership in one or more states.
  • 7+ years of relevant legal experience (with significant law firm experience) in banking and finance; domestic energy transactions (ideally in smaller scale clean energy projects in distributed power generation, building decarbonization and electric transportation); community development finance; corporate governance and/or corporate law.
  • A demonstrated commitment and interest in climate solutions and impact investing.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization and follow-through.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and manage projects independently.
  • Willingness to entertain new ideas and excitement in crafting creative solutions to novel problems.
  • Enjoys working in a team-oriented environment with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Occasional travel.

Preferred Qualification:

A demonstrated commitment to addressing the climate crisis, accelerating the clean energy transition, and/or helping low-income and disadvantaged communities.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to with “AGC-Climate United” in the email subject line. Cover letters should directly address how the candidate’s experience makes them a good fit for this position. No phone inquiries please.