Reports To: Executive Director — Terms: Full time, available immediately
About the Position:
The Efficiency Council has an immediate opening for a highly motivated policy specialist. The Policy Manager or Policy Director (depending on experience) is responsible for overseeing and executing the Council’s policy work in energy efficiency and demand response forums, and other behind-the-meter technologies as appropriate. This means being involved in proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), and other key agencies, such as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and California Independent System Operator (CAISO), as needed. The Policy Manager or Director will also serve as a key liaison to the Efficiency Council’s lobbyist for legislative and governor’s office activities, including developing Political Action Committee (PAC) activities.
Policies will be developed in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, Committees, and dedicated members as appropriate.
The Policy Manager or Director will serve as liaison, in coordination with the Executive Director, to the agencies mentioned above, as well as to local government representatives, and energy-, consumer-, and environmental-groups. The successful candidate will attend forums, summarize meetings and documents, and represent the Council’s members as a key stakeholder.
In addition, the Policy Manager or Director will support member services, such as writing articles for our Newsletter or for the web site. They will lead our bi-weekly Policy Calls, and help develop ideas for webinars and events. The will have their own recruitment targets, and help the Board and Executive Director develop the strategic direction of the organization. This position represents an entrepreneurial, challenging, and enjoyable opportunity in a very meaningful industry for the right individual.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop Council policy positions in collaboration with the organization’s leaders and members.
- Represent and advocate for Council policy positions and interests in agency and legislative forums. Summarize meetings and workshops.
- Build relationships with, and serve as liaison to key stakeholders in the behind-the-meter energy community.
- Support member recruitment and retention, including responsibility for some key accounts.
- Support member services, including articles for the Newsletter and website, running Policy Calls, and generating ideas for webinars and events.
- Work collaboratively with members, Board, committees and Executive Director.
- Help set the strategic direction of the organization.
- Miscellaneous research projects and other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Core Competencies
The below requirements are for the Policy Manager position. Candidates with significantly more experience directly in this field could be considered for a Policy Director position.
- An extremely friendly and professional approach to interaction with colleagues, the Board of Directors, and Member companies. We want to deliver superior service to our members.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, public policy, engineering, economics, natural resources, or other relevant area.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a business and/or non-profit office environment.
- Demonstrated analytical capabilities.
- Superior organizational ability and self-motivation — experience working remotely is a plus.
- Superior writing skills – we communicate frequently by writing comments.
- Ability to travel within California to attend events and conferences as required.
- Knowledge of energy policy, and specifically of the energy-efficiency or demand-response fields is required.
- Complete command of Microsoft office suite.
Location and Compensation
We are a remotely working team, so the best candidate will have previous experience working remotely. However, the ideal candidate will be located in the Bay Area, since they will need to be at many forums in San Francisco on a weekly basis and in Sacramento frequently. In addition, we envision the Manager or Director meeting with other staff members offsite in the North Bay, or SF/Oakland, two or three times a month. Compensation is in the range of $65,000 to $75,000 for a Policy Manager but could be higher for a candidate with significantly more experience than listed above, who might qualify as a Policy Director. A full benefits package is also provided.
Interested candidates should send a resume with a cover letter explaining their capabilities, desired salary, and available start date, to firstname.lastname@example.org. First screenings of resumes will start on July 20 but position is open until filled. No phone calls please. Please reference where you saw this posting in the cover letter.