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Deputy Director – Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid - Washington, DC

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is a non-profit, broad-based, public interest advocacy coalition focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-voltage grid.

Expanded high-voltage transmission will make America’s electric grid more affordable, reliable, and sustainable and allow America to tap all economic energy resources, overcome system management challenges, and create thousands of well-compensated jobs. But an insular, outdated, and often short-sighted regional transmission planning and permitting system stands in the way of achieving those goals.

ACEG brings together diverse support for an expanded and modernized grid from business, labor, consumer, and environmental groups, and other transmission supporters to educate policymakers and key opinion leaders to support policy which recognizes the benefits of a robust transmission grid. ACEG is a 501(c)(3) organization.

ACEG is seeking an enthusiastic, highly-organized leader and campaign director with interest and experience in energy policy and campaign advocacy to serve as its full-time Deputy Director. The Deputy Director will have the opportunity to influence cutting-edge policies that further the development of a modernized and reliable grid and the advancement of the clean energy economy to benefit consumers.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience and interest in both working with a diverse array of stakeholders and managing a diverse array of projects and initiatives. Key qualifications include:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas: policy advocacy, coalition building, clean energy, regulatory and/or legislative action, non-profit management, and/or communications.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for candidates with a post-graduate degree.
  • Expertise in key issues regarding the electric grid, transmission, energy markets, and policy.
  • Experience working on campaigns to persuade policymakers on both sides of the political aisle and a demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders with conflicting positions to build consensus.
  • A highly-organized leader with the ability to build and mobilize a diverse coalition in support of advocacy campaigns to achieve key transmission policy objectives.
  • Experience working with one or more of the following: the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Congress, state public service commissions, Department of Energy, utilities, renewable energy developers, non-profit organizations, labor groups, or trade associations.
  • Experience with transmission planning, transmission development, and federal or state electricity policy preferred.
  • Superior organizational skills to manage a complex organization with multiple initiatives.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

DRiWaterstone is leading this search for ACEG.