Policy Associate

about 2 months ago
Full time role


The Ad Hoc Group, Inc.

Washington D.C., DC, USA

The Ad Hoc Group, Inc. is a mission-driven growth consultancy that helps startups, investors and other innovators build successful climate ...

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Job Description

The Ad Hoc Group

Associate, Policy

About The Ad Hoc Group 

The Ad Hoc Group, Inc. (AHG) is an advisory firm that helps startups and investors successfully grow climate tech businesses in complex, regulated markets. We are experts at the intersection of policy and business and we’re on a mission to help scale the technology businesses the world needs to fight and adapt to climate change. We’ve helped companies like Dandelion, Greenlots, Charm Industrial, Google Nest,, Pano, and many more shape their market and accelerate growth. 

AHG is a team of advisors and consultants with a wide range of professional backgrounds who are deeply passionate about supporting climate tech companies. Our CEO and Founder, Jim Kapsis, was a former climate negotiator in the Obama Administration, a leader of the global regulatory team at Opower, Inc. (acquired by Oracle in 2016), and currently co-hosts the technology podcast Technopolis.  AHG’s team members work remotely throughout the US and have unique backgrounds having worked for well-known startups, consulting firms, and in government. 


About The Position 

The Associate, Policy position will collaborate with AHG team members to provide policy, business development, go-to-market, and fundraising support to AHG’s clients to help them seize opportunities and overcome obstacles to their successful growth. This is the perfect role for an early-career climate, energy, and/or sustainability professional who wants to use their knowledge to help entrepreneurs transform markets and scale new technology solutions. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of energy regulation and policy, and is also an effective networker and advocate with strong political and business instincts.

What You’ll Do:

  • Become an expert in the policy and regulatory areas that will shape a sustainable future from building decarbonization to electrified mobility to resiliency and carbon removal
  • Build relationships with AHG’s clients who include startup founders, VC partners, and corporate leaders
  • Coordinate with AHG team members to craft thoughtful, detailed written memos and presentations to advance business outcomes for AHG’s clients, including comments and testimony before state public utility commissions and other federal, state and municipal regulatory bodies
  • Support policy and regulatory research and analysis to support go-to-market, regulatory, and business development strategies for our clients
  • Lead build-out of key internal policy resources to help streamline AHG’s work across clients

What We’re Looking For:

  • 3+ years of experience in public policy, energy, and/or tech
  • Excellent research, writing, communication, and analytical skills
  • Strong base of knowledge in one or more climate-related segments, such as building decarbonization, transportation electrification, resilience, or carbon removal.
  • Experience navigating state energy regulation and/or wholesale energy markets, or a desire to build that expertise quickly.
  • An agile networker and advocate who develops trusted relationships 
  • Adept at working in a fast-paced environment with frequent context switching
  • A strong desire for ownership and accountability
  • Passion for climate tech and sustainability


LOCATION:  Flexible - we are a remote firm with employees in Washington DC, Chicago, Minneapolis,  San Francisco and New York.  Approximately 20% travel (depending on Covid).



Base salary commensurate with skills, experience, and qualifications. This position is eligible for an annual bonus and company profit share, both of which are based on company and employee performance. All of our employees also have the ability (but not the requirement) to earn commission on new AHG business. AHG provides our employees with competitive benefits including a 401k plan with an employer contribution, group medical, dental, and vision coverage, a $1000 professional development benefit, and a generous PTO policy.



The Ad Hoc Group is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. AHG recognizes that climate change disproportionately affects people from historically marginalized backgrounds. Our company is committed to building an inclusive and respectful culture, and we strive to build a firm that reflects the populations that our work serves. We highly encourage applications from women, people of color, and people from other backgrounds historically underrepresented in the climate tech community.


This position is an at-will role and this job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the incumbent may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job.


To apply, please send your resume and introductory email to:

The Ad Hoc Group, Inc.

Washington D.C., DC, USA

The Ad Hoc Group, Inc. is a mission-driven growth consultancy that helps startups, investors and other innovators build successful climate ...

View Company Profile