State Policy Director
Type of Job
Mar 7, 2022
About the job
Evergreen seeks a full-time State Policy Director to support the development of bold, detailed policies to decarbonize the US power sector and transition to 100% clean energy at the state and subnational level. The primary responsibilities will include working with the Executive Director and Co-Director on state based policy analysis and the development of new policy products that promote the clean energy standards, federal climate investments, and the prioritization of environmental justice throughout state climate policy towards the goal of decarbonizing the US power sector. The State Policy Director will also be able to work with Evergreen’s communications, digital, and campaigns teams to ensure policy products have maximal impact. The ideal candidate will have strong state policy research and analysis skills, a deep understanding of climate policy and advocacy, and 5+ years experience working on state climate policy or politics.
Responsibilities and Tasks
- Develop, lead and manage Evergreen’s state policy agenda, including policy products and positions that flow from Evergreen’s ambitious ‘standards, investments and justice’-based policy agenda.
- Engage with state lawmakers on implementation of federal climate investments, and advance opportunities for federal-state collaboration toward mutual climate goals.
- Develop and lead a plan for Evergreen engagement in advancing bold climate policy at the state level.
- Collaborate with the Campaigns team to help lead Evergreen and the broader climate community to strategically advocate for said policies.
- Work with campaigns, communications and digital teams to communicate Evergreen policy positions to lawmakers, advocacy partners, the press, and the public.
- Draft multipurpose policy content for digital and press team.
- Research and monitor existing and new legislation as it relates to Evergreen policy priorities, and monitor relevant policy making activities at the state and local level.
- Identify opportunities for Evergreen to participate in the debate on state climate policy.
- Represent Evergreen to decision-makers, coalitions of partner organizations, and to the media.
Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job so we encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet everyone of our qualifications as described
- 5+ years experience in state climate policy research or analysis
- Experience working in government, a non-profit, or a campaign setting is preferred
- A graduate degree is a plus, but not necessarily required
- Excellent research and writing skills
- Ability to work independently, as well as within a team, under tight deadlines
- Highly organized and attentive to detail
- Self-motivated and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and see them through to completion
Compensation and Benefits
Salary: $120,000- $144,000/year
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on retirement plan contributions,and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “State Policy” in the subject line. We will accept applications through March 31st.
Evergreen’s mission is to lead all-out mobilization of the federal government to defeat the climate crisis. The president and Congress must put bold climate action at the top of America’s agenda and create millions of jobs in a just and inclusive clean energy economy. We empower climate and community leaders, and advocate for policymakers to adopt the urgent climate and economic policies that science demands.
Evergreen is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Evergreen’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.