Job Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: 01/19/2018
Address: Boston, MA
Acadia Center, a non-profit, research and advocacy organization committed to advancing the clean energy future, is seeking a Massachusetts Director & Senior Policy Advocate to join its team working on climate and energy. Acadia Center works to develop a clean energy economy by offering real-world solutions to the climate crisis.
The Massachusetts Director & Senior Policy Advocate will have a lead role both in Massachusetts and in regional forums in advancing Acadia Center’s efforts to promote and implement energy and climate policy reforms. Specifically, the position will focus on clean energy, utility and power grid policy reforms, energy efficiency, and climate change solutions. In addition, the position may involve supporting Acadia Center’s work on developing, promoting and implementing sustainable transportation policies that reduce pollution, promote innovation and economic growth and diversify transportation fuel sources. The position will center on Acadia Center’s Massachusetts activities including in legislative and regulatory proceedings and other state and regional policy forums; working with partner organizations and building coalitions; drafting public comments, educational documents and filings; advancing state sustainable energy, transportation and climate goals; and strategic program planning and coordination with appropriate Acadia Center teams. The position is based in Acadia Center’s Boston office.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in energy and environmental issues and ideally be familiar with energy policy and utility regulation. Strong analytical skills and a comfort level with data analysis/interpretation are important in our work. Candidates must demonstrate a facility with network-building, public speaking, advocacy, expository writing, and must be comfortable working cooperatively in a team structure while handling independent assignments. In addition, 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. Acadia Center strives to maintain a professional, collegial and fun work environment. At least five years of relevant experience in sustainable energy, regulatory or sustainable transportation issues is sought. A J.D. or advanced degree and experience in supervising staff is preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to present information concisely and effectively to critical decisionmakers and the public
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated capacity to build effective alliances to advance shared goals
• Commitment and enthusiasm for sustainable energy and climate progress
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects, and seek direction when needed
• Self-motivated with ability to work independently and with teams
• 5+ years’ relevant work experience
• J.D. or Master’s degree preferred but relevant experience will be equally considered
• Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Prezi familiarity helpful
Hours and Compensation
This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. This position is based in Boston, MA. Acadia Center compensation is highly competitive with peer non-profit groups and salary is commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience and skill level. Benefits include health care, dental, retirement, and disability.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter of interest, resume, and at least two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please insert MA Director in the subject line, and indicate where you saw the posting in the body of the email. Phone calls will not be accepted.
Acadia Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Acadia Center seeks to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital or civil union status, military service, citizenship, or any other characteristics and traits protected under applicable federal, state or local law.