Are you interested in joining an advocacy campaign that’s working to fight climate change and reduce utility bill burdens on low-income households? With the Biden administration poised to make critical decisions in the months and years ahead, the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP), a project of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), is expanding its federal advocacy team and seeks a policy advocacy coordinator.
ASAP organizes and leads a broad-based coalition effort that works to advance, win, and defend new appliance, equipment, and lighting efficiency standards that cut emissions, save water, and reduce economic and environmental burdens for low- to moderate-income households. With energy costs on the rise and the clock ticking on climate action, this job is an opportunity to create real change by winning stronger efficiency standards.
ACEEE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1980, develops transformative policies to reduce energy waste and combat climate change. With our independent analyses, we aim to build a vibrant and equitable economy that uses energy more productively, reduces costs, protects the environment, and promotes the health, safety, and well-being of everyone. ACEEE is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion while weaving equity into our research and policy work.
The advocacy coordinator is a core member of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project’s federal campaign team charged with persuading the Biden Administration (and future administrations) to adopt strong new energy-saving standards. The coordinator will build support from members of Congress and administration officials for substantive improvements in critical standards that are set through individual public rulemaking processes conducted by the Department of Energy. Top products with big savings potential include home heating equipment (e.g., furnaces), water heaters, clothes dryers, refrigerators, and many others. The coordinator works in close collaboration with other ASAP team members, including those responsible for coalition building, communications, and technical advocacy.
- Conduct outreach to and education of congressional staff and administration officials
- Contribute to overall advocacy campaign conceptualization and development
- Identify potential congressional champions and cultivate their engagement in ASAP’s efforts
- Ensure that equity and environmental justice issues are centered in our efforts
- Contribute to campaign message development
- Create advocacy materials including fact sheets, sign-on letters, blog posts, stories, and web and social media content.
- Work with allies to spread campaign messages and content to their members and networks through all types of media
- Work with ASAP's Steering Committee members to advance our campaign objectives
- Represent ASAP at conferences and coalition meetings
- Solid knowledge of advocacy and organizing strategies and tactics
- Ability to identify opportunities to build support for desired policy outcomes
- Ability to implement advocacy strategies to help achieve organizational goals
- Excellent writing and oral presentation skills; ability to understand and convey technical material to non-technical audiences
- Ability to simultaneously work on several ongoing projects with competing deadlines
- Superb organizational and project management skills
- Tech-savvy and quick learner
- A bachelor’s degree and at least four years of relevant work experience or a master’s degree and at least three years relevant experience
- Experience working on policy advocacy campaigns
- Ability to communicate complicated policy issues verbally and in written form
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative team
- Excellent writer who works well under tight deadlines
- Strong interpersonal skills; must be comfortable engaging with diverse external stakeholders
- Understanding of Congress and administrative decision-making processes
- Demonstrated knowledge of climate and energy policy and its intersection with equity objectives
- Familiarity with energy efficiency policy and topics
Preferred start date: January 1, 2023, or as soon as a suitable candidate can be found. This position is based in our Washington, DC office with opportunities for remote work.
Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $59,727-$74,659 commensurate with qualifications and experience. ACEEE’s generous benefits package includes health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage; a 403(b)-retirement plan; transportation and bike share benefits; three weeks of vacation in the first year and four weeks thereafter.
To Apply: Click the link below to use the Paylocity Recruitment portal. Be sure to send a cover letter, resume and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample. We do not accept phone calls or emails about the position.
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ACEEE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability. ACEEE is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in its organization and encourages applicants with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply.