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- Regulatory and Policy Director, USA

Regulatory and Policy Director
Renewable Northwest


Renewable Northwest, the Northwest’s preeminent renewable energy advocacy organization, seeks a highly motivated Regulatory and Policy Director to oversee the organization’s regulatory and policy strategy and engagement. Our main office, where this position will be housed, is located in Portland, OR. The position requires regular travel throughout the Northwest.

ABOUT RENEWABLE NORTHWEST

Renewable Northwest is a regional nonprofit advocacy organization promoting the expansion of environmentally responsible new renewable resources such as wind, solar, storage, wave and geothermal energy. Seen as a model by national allies, Renewable Northwest serves four Northwest states – Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Member organizations include leading renewable energy businesses, environmental organizations, academic institutions, consumer groups and other renewable energy sector affiliates. Renewable Northwest offers a dynamic, challenging and rewarding workplace where staff collaborate with members and allies to transition the Northwest away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy future. In the past 25 years, Renewable Northwest has helped the region go from 0 to over 9,000 megawatts of new, renewable resources, building on the region’s hydropower legacy. Visit www.RenewableNW.org for additional background information.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Lead the development of the organization’s regulatory and legislative strategy in the Pacific NW.
    Supervise policy and regulatory staff and consultants, some remotely located.
    Lead coalition efforts within Renewable Northwest membership and with external partners.
    Develop key public officials as advocates for new, renewable resources.
    Develop and deliver written and oral testimony in legislative and regulatory settings, and lobby decision-makers.
    Provide strategic vision to multiple efforts in the Pacific Northwest on energy issues.
    Identify permitting issues related to renewable energy development and ensure appropriate resources are available for those efforts.
    Participate in senior leadership team of Renewable Northwest for overall organizational development.
    Assist in maintaining membership relationships and consulting with membership on program areas.
    Represent Renewable Northwest in speaking engagements and other public outreach to message the benefits of renewable energy for the region.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

     Required:

    Passion for a clean energy future.
    Experience developing energy policy and engaging in the utility regulatory process.
    Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline required plus 5+ years relevant experience. Relevant professional experience includes work in utility, political, policy, regulatory, legal or government settings.
    Experience in senior leadership and staff management.
    Excellent writing, editing and public speaking skills.
    Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
    Ability to manage multiple tactical projects while advancing cohesive overarching strategy.
    Ability to work rapidly, yet strategically, within tight deadlines.
    Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps.
    Strong work ethic and positive approach to work, team and alliances.
    Self-motivation, initiative, and problem-solving skills.
    Regular travel within the northwest required.


     Desirable:

    Experience working in a non-profit setting with a mission-driven staff and board.
    Interest and experience in campaigns is a plus.

 

COMPENSATION AND AMENITIES

Renewable Northwest is an equal opportunity employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

    Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
    Medical plan (with vision) and dental coverage for employees and family members.
    Long-term disability coverage for employees.
    Paid Family and Medical Leave (16 weeks) and Paid Sick Leave (2 weeks).
    Paid Vacation (4 weeks), Paid Holidays (11 days).
    Employer contributions equal to 5% of salary to a SEP/IRA retirement account (available after one year of employment), and a 403(b)-retirement account option for employee pre-tax contributions (available after one month).
    A paid day of service for participation in volunteer activities.
    Flexible work schedule.

 

TO APPLY

To submit an application, send the following materials via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position open until filled with interviews beginning in October 2019.

A complete application will include:

    Cover Letter
    Resume
    List of three references (please include name, title, relationship to applicant, phone number, email)
    Writing sample, preferably relevant to environmental or energy policy

Please include the four requested documents as separate attachments in MS Word, PDF or rich text (RTF) format. Documents in other formats may not be considered.

 

Job posted on 9th October 2019
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