Policy Director - Decision Maker Education & Engagement

Remote (United States)
23 days ago
Full time role


Advanced Energy United educates, engages, and advocates for policies that allow our member companies to compete to repower our economy with 100% clean energy. We work with decision ...

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Policy Director - Decision Maker Education & Engagement


Advanced Energy United educates, engages, and advocates for policies that allow our member companies to compete to repower our economy with 100% clean energy. We work with decision makers at every level of government as well as regulators of energy markets to achieve this goal. The businesses we represent are lowering consumer costs, creating thousands of new jobs every year, and providing the full range of clean, efficient, and reliable energy and transportation solutions. The U.S. market for advanced energy products and services reached nearly $375 billion in 2022. Together, we are united in our mission to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States.

If you’re an entrepreneurial, innovative, analytical and thoughtful person looking to make an impact in the clean energy space, United might be the perfect place for you to share your talents. Team members at United are given the trust and responsibility to make big things happen, and myriad opportunities to learn new skills, explore new issue areas, and work with a broad cross section of the clean energy community. Being a team member at United also means working with a talented and diverse group of people, some who bring decades of experience spanning advocacy, philanthropy, clean tech, government and more—and our collaborative approach means we get to learn from each other, expert and novice, every day. And while our organization is fully remote, we are proud of the people-focused culture we have built and the connectedness of our team.   

We work on serious issues, take our mission seriously, but never take ourselves too seriously. 


Position Description 

Advanced Energy United is currently seeking a smart, innovative, and politically savvy individual to join the policy team at the Director level. The Director will work with other Advanced Energy United team members to accelerate the U.S.’s transition to 100% clean energy and clean transportation. This work will involve bipartisan relationship building and developing and implementing multi-year strategies. 

The ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starting professional with a background in state-level advocacy, experience with clean energy technologies and coalition building, and knowledge of both the legislative and public utility regulatory arenas. Candidates should be creative and flexible, with the ability to develop and execute strategies, working in multiple venues with diverse stakeholders. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills and will be someone who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment.  



  • Develop and implement multi-year strategies.  

  • Identify and develop relationships with new national and state-based allies. 

  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key regulatory, legislative and administrative decision makers and staff, as well as Advanced Energy United staff, members, and partners.  

  • Collaborate with Advanced Energy United’s HR team on recruitment, training and coaching. 


Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s and/or Advanced degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Economics, Law or Engineering preferred, or applicable comparable experience                    

  • 7-15 years of professional experience and engagement in the clean energy sector   

  • Political campaign or organizing experience, preferably in the clean energy space  

  • Entrepreneurial approach, flexible attitude, and ability to operate independently, making decisions consistent with Advanced Energy United’s mission/vision   

  • Handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment  

  • Ability to engage members, customers, and funders, and sell Advanced Energy United and its value proposition to those audiences  

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal  

  • Intellectual curiosity, inquisitive nature, and excellent listening and problem-solving skills

  • Experience managing/mentoring junior staff  

  • Strong interpersonal skills required; candidates must be able to successfully develop and maintain genuine and productive relationships with members, industry stakeholders, policymakers, and other key contacts. 

  • Performance-oriented individual with a strong work ethic, demonstrated initiative and commitment to achieving goals     

  • Candidates must be very comfortable working in an environment with remote colleagues, creating new projects, building their own calendar, and delivering on high expectations. 

  • A deep network of relevant contacts in the energy sector is a plus; recruitment experience a plus; coaching experience a plus.  

  • Ability to travel as needed


Special Application Instructions 
                                                                                                                                                                                To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter expressing why this position and the organization interest you along with your current resume. 


Job type: Full-time; regular; residence in the U.S. required

Location: Remote 

Salary: starting at $110,000 

Start Date: September/October 2023 


Advanced Energy United Benefits include: 

•    Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families,  

•    Medical premiums covered for employees at 100% 

•    Flexible spending plans for health care and dependent care  

•    Profit Sharing opportunities, and annual merit-based compensation increases 

•    $50/month personal wellness reimbursement 

•    $50/month phone stipend   

•    Accrued Paid Time Off, 11 Federal Holidays, and an annual end-of-year closure 

•    Up to $200 reimbursement for home office set-up

•    Parental Leave 

•    Tuition Reimbursement, and professional development reimbursement 

•    401(k) plan (with matching incentives) 

•    WMATA Transit Smart Benefits (DMV employees) 





Advanced Energy United is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application, interview process, and/ or to perform essential job functions please contact the Talent Acquisition team at careers@advancedenergyunited.org. We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice across our organization (“DEIJ”). We also incorporate these values into our mission of making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. We know that varied perspectives and a commitment to social justice are needed to succeed in making the United States an advanced energy economy. We commit to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that represents different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.   

Advanced Energy United educates, engages, and advocates for policies that allow our member companies to compete to repower our economy with 100% clean energy. We work with decision ...

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