Head of Policy

Remote (United States)
11 days ago
Full time role


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

About Rewiring America

Rewiring America is the leading electrification nonprofit, focused on electrifying our homes, businesses, and communities. We develop accessible, actionable data and tools, and build coalitions and partnerships to make going electric easier for households and communities. Rewiring America helps Americans save money, tackle nationwide emissions goals, improve health, and build the next generation of the clean energy workforce. We believe in an abundant, flourishing, climate-safe future, and know that, together, we can realize one.

Position Summary

As Rewiring America undergoes rapid expansion, we seek an entrepreneurial Head of Policy to join our Leadership Team. Reporting to the Head of Market Transformation, you will shape and execute our federal, state and local policy and regulatory strategies, integrating our policy strategy into the broader organizational strategy, and collaborating with partner organizations nationwide. Your role will involve creating awareness, cultivating community support, and integrating market insights with innovative, equity-driven policy solutions. You'll lead the development of materials for lawmakers, advocates, the public, and the media to drive our campaigns and enhance Rewiring America’s position as a prominent national policy leader.

What You'll Do

We're looking for a dynamic leader who shares our unwavering commitment to a clean, equitable energy future. With a proven track record in policy innovation, your role is to build strong coalitions and achieve critical policy objectives. You excel in crafting creative policies, navigating complex political landscapes, and swiftly enacting change that truly matters. 

As the Head of Policy, you will:

  • Develop and drive our federal, state and local policy agenda, focusing on equity, system transformation, opportunities to scale and deliver measurable impact to support our approach to electrification.
  • Defend and ensure smooth implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to further our mission.
  • Build enthusiasm for our policy agenda and approach in the donor community.
  • Identify and prioritize policy opportunities, shaping our positions and messaging.
  • Build robust relationships with policymakers and diverse stakeholders by expanding our network to advocate and advance our objectives.
  • Draft influential materials to support our campaigns and engage with policy influencers and climate, energy and housing advocates.
  • Represent Rewiring America in public forums, meetings, and events to promote our electrification goals and approach.
  • Convene coalition partners and strengthen strategic coordination and message cohesion.
  • Identify new partners to accelerate action and leverage resources. 
  • In partnership with the Policy Team and the Leadership Team, establish OKRs to measure the impact and effectiveness of our policy efforts and regularly report on the progress to internal and external stakeholders.

Organizational and Team Management:

  • Contribute to Rewiring America's overall strategy, financial health, and inclusive culture as a Leadership Team member.
  • Manage the policy budget efficiently, supporting fundraising efforts.
  • Manage, support, and grow Rewiring America’s stellar policy team by establishing objectives, providing organizational context, communicating clear expectations, providing feedback, and fostering professional development.
  • Develop tracking systems and produce reports to inform strategies and enhance results.
  • Provide routine reports to advisors and committees, ensuring compliance with legal requirements.


Who You Are

We are seeking a Head of Policy who is passionate about our vision, demonstrates a proven track record in policy success, and excels at coalition-building and fundraising. You are creative, politically astute, and capable of driving swift and meaningful policy changes. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and inspire confidence, trust, and ambition. Your collegial, collaborative style enhances our work, and you embody excellence and integrity in all that you do.

Core Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to Rewiring America's mission.
  • Over 10 years of progressive policy experience.
  • Expertise in drafting climate, energy, housing, environmental justice, or related policies, leading campaigns, and building successful teams.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, including experience in organizational leadership and a track record of relationship-building with diverse stakeholders.
  • Outstanding communication skills, translating complex policy nuance into accessible and actionable narratives.
  • Deep understanding of how to work with market, energy, climate, and consumer data to advance policy goals.
  • Ability to manage a growing team and set high-performance expectations.
  • Highly collaborative work style, operating as a thought partner to the Leadership Team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in policy, law, or climate science.
  • Experience in building electrification, renewable energy, utility regulation, infrastructure, housing, or financing.
  • Recent legislative or executive branch leadership experience.
  • Entrepreneurial drive with startup experience.


The Head of Policy role at Rewiring America is a crucial driver of our mission towards a sustainable and equitable clean energy future. We are seeking a dynamic leader who can craft innovative policies, build strategic partnerships, and communicate complex data compellingly. If you're passionate about advocacy, possess a strong policy leadership track record, and value excellence, join us in our journey towards a cleaner, fairer future.


The salary range for this position is $175,000 - $225,000, commensurate with experience. The comprehensive benefits package includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families. Employees can enroll in the 401k retirement plan with a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match. Additional benefits include pre-tax transportation benefits, vacation time, health leave, casual leave, volunteer leave, paid holidays, paid family and medical leave, and access to professional development resources.

Commitment to Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Rewiring America values diversity in all forms and is dedicated to inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring, and promotion processes. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 individuals, fostering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that enables each of us to reach our potential. Windward Fund's work environment is inclusive and open to all employees and partners, respecting a broad spectrum of identities protected by law.

Application Procedure
To apply or nominate a candidate, please submit an application and resume through the Rewiring America page at Workable. This position is open until filled, and the selection process is ongoing.

COVID-19 Policy
To prioritize employee safety and well-being, Windward Fund requires all employees conducting in-person activities for their roles to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at jobs@rewiringamerica.org.

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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