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SF Clean Energy Solutions Advocate

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Town/City San Francisco
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 01/08/2008
Company Name Natural Resources Defense Council
Contact Name Susanne King
Telephone 3127807434
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit global environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit national environmental advocacy organization with more than 1.2 million members and online activists.  We have offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Beijing.  Our staff of over 300 includes attorneys, scientists, policy analysts and educators working to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and education.

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is soliciting applications for an immediate opening in San Francisco for a full-time Clean Energy Solutions Advocate with strong advocacy skills to promote clean energy solutions that cost-effectively reduce environmental impacts and combat global warming.  Applications are requested no later than August 1, 2008.

 

About NRDC

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit national environmental advocacy organization with more than 1.2 million members and online activists.  We have offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Beijing.  Our staff of over 300 includes attorneys, scientists, policy analysts and educators working to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and education.  The Energy Program focuses on curbing global warming by advancing sustainable energy solutions such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, and cleaner vehicles and fuels. 

 

Position Description

The Clean Energy Solutions Advocate will promote clean energy solutions and policies that cost-effectively reduce environmental impacts and combat global warming in the legislative, regulatory, and business arenas.  The Advocate will work with key stakeholders including environmental, environmental justice, business, and consumer and low-income advocate stakeholders, and will represent NRDC in regulatory and legislative processes.

 

One of NRDC’s top institutional priorities is rapidly reducing global warming pollution from the built environment, and energy efficiency and clean energy generation are critical tools to achieve this goal. Energy utilities play an essential role in shaping both our energy infrastructure and many consumer choices about energy-using appliances and equipment, as well as usage patterns. Better regulation has the potential to turn utilities into active allies in promoting specific efficiency programs and broader efficiency policies.

 

The successful candidate will focus on advocacy at the state level (CA and the West) for better utility regulation to promote energy efficiency programs by building the case for the energy, environmental, and economic benefits that cost-effective energy efficiency can provide.

 

Responsibilities will include research, analysis, and advocacy with a focus in the following areas:

  • Utility energy efficiency policies, investment and program development;
  • Electric and gas utility incentive regulation;
  • Integrated resource planning and portfolio management;
  • Energy efficiency in the buildings sector;
  • Renewable energy policy development;
  • Other clean energy policies to address global warming in the energy sector. 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the personal and professional skills to advance NRDC’s objectives, including:

·        Minimum two years experience and a graduate level degree in a related discipline such as energy, law, public policy, finance, economics, science, or engineering;

·        Persuasive written and oral advocacy skills, especially communicating technical and analytical information in a clear and persuasive manner;

·        Strong technical research, analytical and quantitative skills;

·        Demonstrated ability to build coalitions much broader than the traditional environmental community; and

·        Familiarity with public policy, particularly utility regulation and energy and climate change policy.

 This position represents a challenging, entrepreneurial, and enjoyable opportunity for the right person.  The NRDC offers competitive salaries (based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience), excellent benefits, and a dynamic work environment, and we are committed to workplace diversity. Applicants should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample. You will be prompted to copy and paste your cover letter and resume on the initial application page; please then click on Add Documents in the Member Profile menu that will appear after you create your profile to add the writing sample. We ask that you also attach a pdf formatted copy of your cover letter and resume. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
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