ENE seeks a Policy Advocate in Hartford, Conn.

Feb 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Jobs

ENE (Environment Northeast) is seeking a Policy Advocate in our Hartford, Connecticut Office

Responsibilities and Qualifications. The Policy Advocate will have a primary focus supporting ENE’s efforts to promote and implement energy efficiency, renewable and clean energy policy reforms in Connecticut and additional responsibilities furthering ENE’s work on developing, promoting and implementing sustainable transportation policies. Policy goals include advancing and implementing state and regional energy and transportation policies that reduce environmental harm and promote sustainable economic and job growth, particularly in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation, and utility regulation. Work activities include: representing ENE at meetings, hearings and other forums; working with public officials; drafting public comments, educational documents or filings; working with partner organizations and coalition building; advancing state sustainable energy goals primarily in Massachusetts; and strategic program planning with appropriate ENE teams.

The successful candidate will have an interest in energy and environmental issues and ideally be familiar with utility regulation and environmental laws and regulations. Strong analytical skills and a comfort level with data analysis/interpretation are important in our work. Candidates should have an interest in and facility with public speaking, expository writing, and advocacy, and should be comfortable working cooperatively in a team structure while handling independent assignments. 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 an assertive, professional, competent manner. At least 2-5 years of relevant experience in sustainable energy and sustainable transportation issues is preferred. A J.D. or master’s degree in a relevant field is expected, but consideration will be given to exceptional candidates without advanced degrees who evidence a strong interest in sustainable environmental and economic policies.

ENE. ENE is a leading non-profit organization at the forefront of efforts to combat global warming and promote clean energy and clean air solutions working in the northeast and eastern Canada and in targeted efforts at the federal level in Washington, DC and Ottawa, Canada. ENE’s staff of 16 professionals is based in offices in Rockport, Maine; Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford, CT; and Ottawa, ON, Canada, with additional staff in Tucson, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. ENE researches, develops and advocates innovative policies that tackle the region’s environmental challenges while promoting sustainable economies. ENE’s Climate and Energy Analysis Center (ENE-CLEAN) serves a critical need for targeted, reliable data and policy analysis. ENE has developed a unique and deep capacity to cull through a wide range of data sources and highly complex technical research and economic analysis and to present it in a way that policy makers, the media and the public can understand it and use it. ENE’s fact based analyses provide sought-after information with wide applications. Our work is highly regarded among non-profits, business, consumers, public officials and the media and is used widely to help advance clean energy and climate solutions at the state, regional and federal levels.

This position will be based in ENE’s Hartford, CT office. Salary is commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience and skill level. ENE offers benefits including health care coverage, dental, retirement and disability. To apply, please send a cover letter of interest, resume and at least two professional references to admin@env-ne.org and please insert Connecticut Advocate in the subject line. Phone calls will be not accepted.
Environment Northeast is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ENE seeks to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, sexual preference or physical disability.

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