Position Announcement: NCEL Energy & Climate Program Manager
Location: Washington, DC
Travel: About 25%
The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering, connecting, and assisting environmentally-committed state legislators nationwide. NCEL is currently seeking a program manager to lead NCEL’s state policy work on clean energy and climate adaptation. Their primary policy focus will be on the deployment of renewable energy and efficiency, and they will also oversee work on topics related to just transition, beneficial electrification, and climate resilience.
This position will be based in the NCEL’s Washington, D.C. office and require about 25% travel when regular travel resumes. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing network-builder who enjoys outreach and collaboration. They will have a passion for policy advancement and be highly skilled at verbal and written communications. They will enjoy planning webinars, organizing strategy sessions, hosting in-person issue briefings, and collaborating with advocacy partners on shared carbon reduction goals.
Activities & Responsibilities
Phone, email, and in-person outreach to state legislators to support policy work.
Recruitment of state lawmakers to join NCEL’s network.
Curation and dissemination of issue-specific information sheets and email alerts.
Facilitate information-sharing and coaching among NCEL members.
Collaboration with key local, state, and national NGO partners.
Policy and Research
Track and analyze legislative trends and share updates with NCEL’s network and key allies.
Develop materials including fact sheets and briefing books on specific issues.
Development of content for NCEL’s website including legislative spotlights and blog posts related to policy developments.
Meetings & Events
Organize large events to convene legislators around clean energy issues.
Work with partner organizations to plan local events such as in-state meetings or site tours related to program work.
Conduct visits to state capitols during the legislative session to meet with legislators and host briefings.
Follow-up with legislators after meetings and events and provide continued support.
Represent NCEL at advocacy coalition meetings.
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university.
At least four years of experience in policy or political organizing.
Experience working with elected officials and/or on campaigns is preferred.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent research skills and experience translating complex information into an engaging format.
A working knowledge of policies related to clean energy and climate mitigation and adaptation.
Must be skilled in Microsoft Office Suite products, Google applications, and basic database management.
Ability to work independently, within a team setting, and overseeing subordinates is essential.
Ability to work remotely and collaborate with colleagues in other states.
Ability and willingness to travel to events across the country.
Salary: The salary for this position will be $50,000- $60,000, depending on experience. Includes health and dental insurance, retirement, and transit benefits.
To Apply -- Please send a single PDF document with your resume, brief cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to NCEL at (info at ncel.net) with the subject line “E&C MANAGER 2020”. All communications will be treated confidentially. The deadline to apply is COB June 15, 2020.
NCEL is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically underrepresented, including but not limited to women and people of color. NCEL makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. NCEL does not lobby for or against any state or federal legislation.
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