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KEEA and its sister organization, the Energy Efficiency Alliance of New Jersey, are recruiting a Senior Policy Associate for our team.

Job Title: Senior Policy Associate

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Position Type: Full-time

Reports to: Executive Director

 

 

Organization Description: The Energy Efficiency Alliance of New Jersey (EEA-NJ) and the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) 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.

 

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The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(6) trade association dedicated to promoting the energy efficiency and advanced energy industries in Pennsylvania. KEEA advocates on behalf of energy efficiency and advanced energy professionals on the local, state, and federal levels. By representing the interests of the clean energy industry in Pennsylvania, KEEA is expanding the market for energy efficiency across the Keystone State.

KEEA works along with its 501(c)(3) sister organization, the KEEA Energy Education Fund (KEEF) with the mission to increase the energy efficiency of Pennsylvania’s buildings through advocacy, education, and training. KEEA & KEEF have an ambitious energy policy agenda to modernize utilities and energy markets in Pennsylvania. We have shown tremendous entrepreneurial growth over the last several years and now seek additional team members to help us take the next steps.