Local Policy Manager

about 1 month ago
Full time role


Rewiring America

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Rewiring America is a growing nonprofit, working to launch a movement that electrifies everything, starting with our 121 million households. Through ...

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Job Description

With a clear vision, smart strategies, and significant and sustained financial support, Rewiring America is growing rapidly. As the Local Policy Manager on the Policy team you will lead on efforts to influence local policy initiatives around the country, particularly in public schools. This role will drive policy strategy, targeted research, support the drafting of policy and campaign documents, and provide input into the policy team’s public school electrification work. This position reports to the Senior Director of Policy.

This position is open until filled, and we are moving quickly to fill this position -- apply as soon as possible. Candidate review and phone screens begin immediately and will be conducted throughout the search period.

What You’ll Do

Policy Development:

  • Identify and develop creative policy solutions for local governments that align with Rewiring America’s mission
  • Develop the local policy strategy with policy team leadership, including a schedule of policy initiatives and other deliverables
  • Support the Mayor’s for Electrification Coalition team by developing materials, taking on stakeholder engagement, and developing policy solutions
  • Develop and execute policy campaigns to bring ideas to fruition, collaborating with relevant coalitions and stakeholders to achieve success
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders (e.g., the Department of Education, local advocacy groups, local workforce groups, and electrification groups, as applicable)
  • Collaborate with the California Senior Policy Manager and other key market policy managers in partnerships with cities and local leaders working on electrification
  • Develop resources such as fact sheets, memos, reports, and one pagers for both internal and external stakeholders


  • Manage and conduct research and analysis to identify and develop specific policy initiatives and their associated impacts, focusing specifically on identifying and removing the highest local policy cost drivers to electrification
  • Work with the Special Projects, Research, Communications and Product teams to analyze and communicate the deployment pace necessary for electrification technology in local markets across households, businesses and schools to meet national, state, and local climate goals
  • Draft recommendations for Rewiring America on various proposed policy approaches in local jurisdictions to advance electrification, including legislative, regulatory and administrative actions


The incoming Local Policy Manager will be driven by their belief in and commitment to Rewiring America’s values, vision, and mission. The successful candidate embraces the dynamism of doing big things and demonstrates humility, empathy, and an appetite for tackling ambitious goals. We are looking for an organized, driven, persistent and motivated individual who thrives on execution and collaboration.

We are looking for the following Core and Preferred qualifications:


  • 4+ years of work experience, including direct policy work on energy and climate change, ideally at the local level
  • Content knowledge in climate, energy policy, local government, and/or building electrification
  • In-depth experience working on a policy initiative and seeing it through from beginning to end
  • Adept at collaborating with various stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • Ability to apply both creative and critical thinking to complex policy and political situations
  • Strong commitment to the mission, policies and goals of Rewiring America
  • Experience leading projects
  • Highly motivated and ability to excel as a self-starter
  • Demonstrated success balancing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to synthesize complex and nuanced ideas


  • Experience working in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial setting with tight deadlines
  • Advanced degree or equivalent work experience in public administration, public policy, political science, law, economics or a related field

Commitment to Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Rewiring America values diversity in all its forms and is committed to inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring, and promotion processes. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please email Christin Pelgrum at

Covid-19 Statement

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Windward Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at

Hiring Statement

Rewiring America is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund 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. Windward Fund ‘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.


The salary range for this position is $90,000-120,000, commensurate with experience. Rewiring America also offers a very generous and competitive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% automatic contribution and 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off, and access to professional development resources. This position is remote.

Rewiring America

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Rewiring America is a growing nonprofit, working to launch a movement that electrifies everything, starting with our 121 million households. Through ...

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