Policy Program Director - Midwest
The Energy Foundation (EF)
About The Organization
The Energy Foundation’s nonprofit mission is to serve the public interest by building a strong clean energy economy. Pragmatic and nonpartisan, the foundation supports education and analysis to promote policy solutions that build markets for clean energy technology. Advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency can open doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution.
A partnership of leading foundations launched the Energy Foundation in 1991 and Energy Foundation China in 1999. In the U.S., we advance energy efficiency and renewable energy in the power, transportation, and buildings sectors. The Policy and Public Engagement programs focus on strategy development and campaign design, while the Strategic Communications Program develops capacities and strategies in the regions and nationally. The States & Regions Team is a cross-disciplinary team of policy, communications, and campaign experts dedicated to advancing strong state and regional climate and clean energy policies.
For more than 25 years we have supported grantees to help educate business and community leaders, policymakers, and the general public about the health and economic benefits of a clean energy economy. Grantees include business, health, labor, environmental, faith, and consumer groups, as well as policy leaders, military organizations, think tanks, and universities.
The foundation’s headquarters are in San Francisco, CA, with satellite locations in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; and Las Vegas, NV. Energy Foundation China offices are located in Beijing, China. To learn more about the Energy Foundation, visit http://www.ef.org/.
Working in close partnership with the Midwest Campaigns Program Director and policy experts in the foundation’s San Francisco office, the Policy Program Director, Midwest will develop and fund multi-year regional and state policy strategies that will achieve ambitious and regionally aligned policy goals in the power, buildings, transportation, and climate sectors. The foundation’s core model is not to be a policy advocate, but rather synthesize strategy, identify grantees, and make resource allocation decisions.
The Policy Program Director, Midwest will develop regional and state energy policy strategies, with a strong focus on the power sector and in Energy Foundation priority states. This position will actively maintain and grow new relationships with grantees, policymakers, opinion leaders, and funding partners, as well as produce quality written materials for a variety of audiences associated with the foundation, including board members, funders, and other stakeholders.
A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of energy policy experience are required; power sector expertise is preferred. Knowledge of state-level energy policy is required, and experience within the Midwest region is highly desirable, but not essential. Outstanding public speaking and writing skills are necessary, including the ability to present complex information in meaningful and compelling ways.
The Policy Program Director, Midwest position is located in EF’s Chicago office. This position requires frequent travel, including at least once per month within the region and several times per year outside the region.
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