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Renewable Energy Campaign Representative

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location District of Columbia - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Wilderness Society
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Reporting to the Director of Renewable Energy Policy, the Renewable Energy Campaign Representative serves in a highly collaborative role working within the Agency Policy and Planning team, comprised of government relations professionals, policy analysts, economists, and communications experts. Additionally, the Representative engages in frequent communication with staff across the Conservation Department as well as conservation partners. Responsible for anticipating and identifying the issues and opportunities emerging in the near term on selected energy issues, working to develop needed research, communications, and policy products to address them in a timely manner. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with selected TWS campaign teams to assemble data and other material in a timely manner, such as fact sheets, briefing papers, media releases, testimony, blog posts, background research, etc. 

  • Continually develops and nurtures strong working relationships with congressional staff on key committees and other relevant government officials.

  • Acts as a liaison to other DC-based environmental and clean energy organizations to ensure that TWS’ positions on renewable energy issues are heard and acknowledged throughout advocacy community.

  • Collaborates with the communications staff to deliver a consistent web and social media presence on responsible renewable energy development.

  • Some travel may be required.  Working hours must be flexible enough to adapt to congressional schedules.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Experience, Competencies, and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, environment, or related field.

  • 3-5 years of experience in policy, media relations, journalism, campaign work or a related field.  Previous advocacy or legislative policy experience preferred.

  • Experience working on Capitol Hill or with the Administration is preferred.

  • Knowledge of public lands policies and the statutory framework of public lands management.

  • General knowledge of the federal government, especially the key programs of the federal land management agencies, the operations of the congressional legislative process, and familiarity with the development and execution of issue campaigns.

  • Demonstrated ability to function at a high level under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with many simultaneous moving pieces.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to connect with a general audience.

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Familiarity with using current technology in researching energy issues, ability to distill economic information, land management policies, and legislative language into plain English, condensed documents. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Desired Characteristics

  • Motivated, self-starter with the ability to take initiative, develop ideas, and see them through to implementation.

  • Supportive of the mission of the organization and commitment to a broad conservation agenda.  Experience working on western public lands and/or wildlife issues a plus.

  • Campaign oriented, nimble, innovative, adaptive, and transparent. 

The Wilderness Society offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a pension plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, or sexual orientation.

For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume (as one attachment) to:https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=4498891

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