Manager, Policy

Full-Time (Permanent)

Posting Date: May 26th, 2021

Application Deadline: Ongoing (Open until filled)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is seeking a candidate with 2-5 years’ experience to join its expanding renewable energy policy and market development team. This position will track CRS state policy outreach and play a key role in supporting CRS’s technical assistance and international policy work, along with the new Clean Energy Accounting Project (CEAP). Due to the COVID health crisis, CRS staff is currently working remotely. This position will be required to work business hours in the Pacific time zone. Once in-office work resumes, the position will be based in CRS’s San Francisco office. Occasional travel will be required.

CRS’s policy and market development program area assists lawmakers, regulators, and advocates in developing policy solutions that advance sustainable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We work at state, national, and international levels to ensure that policy decisions are informed with an understanding of renewable energy markets and promote the continuing growth of clean energy solutions. We are also active in dozens of public processes and interactions with other sustainability organizations and government agencies to promote the use of sustainable energy, including supporting the use of renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas impacts.

The Policy Manager is a full-time exempt position and reports to the Policy Director. Responsibilities will include:

Domestic Policy (~50%)

  • Identify and track state and federal policies that are relevant to renewable energy and GHG emissions accounting and voluntary renewable energy markets. These include power source disclosure, renewable portfolio and clean energy standards, low-carbon fuel standards, cap-and-trade regulations and distributed energy programs.
  • Manage internal policy tracking and facilitate monthly internal policy updates
  • Collaborate with key advocates and associations
  • Draft and review written comments
  • Provide oral comments to utility commissions and regulatory agencies
  • Develop and deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and on webinars
  • Participate in working groups tasked with developing transparent and accurate energy information disclosures and standards for renewable energy and climate leadership

Clean Energy Accounting Project (~30%)

  • Support facilitation of discrete projects
  • Conduct qualitative research on relevant subjects and present findings
  • Design polls and questionnaires using SurveyMonkey or other similar platforms
  • Draft background materials and reports
  • Design charts and informational graphics
  • Manage working group outreach and logistics

Expert Assistance (~20%)

  • Support stand-alone projects
  • Conduct targeted qualitative and quantitative research
  • Identify relevant external experts and conduct interviews
  • Draft and review reports

Qualifications and Preferred Skills

CRS seeks a candidate with an understanding of U.S. renewable energy policy design and experience engaging with government, industry and NGO stakeholders. Preferred skills and experience include:

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Knowledge of renewable energy certificates (RECs), REC tracking systems, Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) programs, utility green power programs, renewable power purchase agreements, and community solar programs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience contributing to white papers, preparing written comments on proposed regulation or legislation, and giving presentations (e.g., at conferences, regulatory proceedings, or on webinars).
  • Experience conducting research and analysis, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Flexible self-starter; able to multitask and prioritize across multiple projects; must be able to work independently.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to CRS’s mission.
  • Though not a requirement, fluency in a foreign language, especially Mandarin or Spanish, would support impact in certain international technical assistance projects.

About Center for Resource Solutions

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to promote policy and market-based solutions to advance sustainable energy in the U.S. and internationally through its education, technical assistance, and policy-focused programs and outreach. CRS also administers the market-leading  Green-e® programs, which offer independent environmental and consumer protection standards and certification for buyers and producers of renewable energy, such as utility green power programs, and carbon offsets.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No calls or email inquiries please. The application form will ask for a cover letter, resume and short writing sample. Please include your salary requirements in the cover letter.

No relocation assistance will be available.

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