Senior Advocate (Boston, MA)
ENE is seeking an experienced Senior Policy Advocate based in our Boston, MA office.
Responsibilities and Qualifications. The Senior Policy Advocate will have a lead role representing ENE and advancing ENE’s efforts to promote and implement energy and climate policy reforms focusing on energy efficiency, clean energy, utility and power grid policy reforms in Massachusetts, other key states, and in regional forums. The position is expected to include activities such as representing ENE in state regulatory proceedings and state and regional policy forums; drafting public comments, educational documents and filings; working with partner organizations and building coalitions; advancing state sustainable energy, transportation and climate goals; and strategic program planning. Specific areas of focus include ENE’s recent approach to long term energy system reforms, EnergyVision, which focuses on efficiency, renewables development, power grid modernization and reform and electrification of buildings and transportation. See http://www.env-ne.org/resources/detail/energyvision.
The successful candidate will have an interest in energy and climate issues and ideally have had experience handling diverse caseloads in a private law or consulting firm. Strong analytical skills and a comfort level with data analysis/interpretation are important in our work. Candidates should be excited by opportunities for public speaking, expository writing, and advocacy, and be comfortable working cooperatively in a team structure while handling independent assignments. Candidates should be able to work with diverse constituencies to advance policy goals in legislative, regulatory, and advisory settings and be able to assert the organization’s goals in a professional and competent manner. At least two to five years of relevant experience in a litigation firm, consultancy or comparable public interest setting is desired. A J.D. with experience in regulatory and/or litigation proceedings is preferred but equal consideration will be given to candidates with advanced degrees in other fields and relevant experience who evidence a strong interest in and leadership capacity to advance sustainable environmental and economic policies.
About ENE. ENE is a leading non-profit organization at the forefront of efforts to promote clean energy and climate change policy solutions. ENE’s staff of 16 professionals is based in offices in Rockport, ME; Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford, CT; and Ottawa, ON, Canada, with additional staff in Maine and the Vermont/New Hampshire area. ENE researches, develops and advocates innovative policies that tackle the region’s environmental challenges while promoting sustainable economies. ENE’s Climate and Energy Analysis Center (ENE-CLEAN) fills a needed role for targeted, reliable data and policy analysis. ENE has a unique capacity to combine a wide range of data sources, complex technical research, and economic analysis into useful information for policy makers, the media and the public. Our work is highly regarded among non-profits, business, consumers, public officials and the media and is used widely to help advance clean energy and climate solutions at the state, regional and federal levels. ENE has received Charity Navigator’s highest 4 Star rating for fiscal management and devotion of revenues to program work.
This position is based in ENE’s Boston, MA office. Salary is commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience and skill level. ENE offers benefits including health care coverage, dental, retirement and disability. To apply, please send a cover letter of interest, resume and at least two professional references to email@example.com and please insert Policy Advocate in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.