Senior Energy Policy Associate

Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) and Energy Efficiency Alliance of New Jersey (EEA-NJ)
Closing Date: 
Tue, 06/18/2019

Job Title: Senior Policy Associate

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Position Type: Full-time

Reports to: Executive Director

 

Date:  May 30, 2019

 

Organization Description: The Energy Efficiency Alliance of New Jersey (EEA-NJ) and the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance are non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(6) corporations dedicated to promoting the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  By representing the interests of the energy efficiency industry, EEA-NJ and KEEA are expanding the market for energy efficiency and helping the Mid-Atlantic region secure a prosperous, sustainable tomorrow.

                  

EEA-NJ and KEEA are sister organizations organized under the umbrella organization known as the Energy Efficiency Alliance. The Energy Efficiency Alliance is a growing network of state-based energy efficiency organizations in the Mid-Atlantic that share membership, staff, resources, programming, and strategy.

 

The Energy Efficiency Alliance has an ambitious energy policy agenda to modernize utilities and energy markets in  the Mid-Atlantic. We have shown tremendous entrepreneurial growth over the last several years and now seek additional team members to help us take the next steps.

 

Position Summary: The Energy Efficiency Alliance is soliciting applications for a full-time Senior Policy Associate to represent both the NJ and PA organizations.

 

The Senior Policy Associate is responsible for managing and executing a strategy to promote smart energy efficiency policy across both states.  The role will require working on-the-ground with business and NGO partners, as well as cultivating relationships with key state decisionmakers and elected officials.  Additionally, the Senior Policy Associate will be the primary author of EEA-NJ and KEEA’s comments and testimony on regulatory proceedings before the Board of Public Utilities (NJ) and Public Utility Commission (PA).

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • With the Executive Director, develop an ambitious regulatory policy agenda and strategy

  • Research, draft, and submit testimony and comments on regulatory actions that affect energy efficiency

  • Engage in oral advocacy to further the groups’ priorities in the legislature, Governor’s office, and relevant state agencies

  • Represent EEA-NJ and KEEA in coalitions of like-minded stakeholders

  • Collaborate with the Energy Efficiency Alliance’s member businesses and engage them in advocacy

  • Organize strategic events, including legislative briefings, lobby days, and in-district events

  • Represent EEA-NJ and KEEA in the media and other public speaking opportunities

  • Work with entire team on fundraising priorities, administrative responsibilities, membership growth and development, and annual conference planning

  • Frequent travel to Trenton, Harrisburg, and other cities is required

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills

  • Proven ability to develop and execute a smart, strategic work plan

  • Strong ability to communicate complex policy issues to a range of audiences

  • Experience working in coalition with diverse stakeholders

  • Experience in and knowledge of energy issues

  • Ability to work closely with a small, dynamic team

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time and execute each successfully

 

Additional Preferred Skills/Experience:

 

  • Experience in energy policy work and/or advocacy

  • Experience lobbying elected officials

  • Proven track record in policy advancement

  • Experience in and knowledge of the energy efficiency industry in particular

 

Workplace Policy: EEA is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion and hires on merit.

 

Compensation: Salary in the first year will range from $50-$65,000, depending heavily on experience, and with opportunities for year-end performance incentives. Benefits package includes health insurance, retirement, and vacation.

To Apply: Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@keealliance.org with Policy Associate in the subject line. Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP; deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.