MPA and MPP Job list Utah Clean Energy Program and Policy Associate

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Thu May 22 13:39:40 MDT 2014

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Program and Policy Associate

Description: Utah Clean Energy is a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah that is working to stop energy waste, create clean energy, and build a smart energy future. We are seeking a smart, passionate, and engaging individual to advance our clean energy initiatives in Utah and the West. Responsibilities include:

 Work with a diverse set of partners to inform, educate, and build support for energy efficiency and distributed generation in Utah and the West, while nurturing strong and lasting relationships

 Oversee key programs, as well as report on program activities to various funders and partner agencies

 Provide technical analysis and data review of energy efficiency and distributed generation programs, policies, statutes, and regulations at the state, federal, and local government level

 Make compelling written and oral presentations to policy makers, business stakeholders, community groups, and government representatives

 Advocate for energy efficiency and distributed generation programs and policies with the Utah State Legislature, government agencies, business stakeholders, and the media, as appropriate

 Develop content for communications materials for Utah Clean Energy’s energy efficiency and distributed generation programs and policy efforts.

 Collaborate with Utah Clean Energy staff to advance regulatory issues relating to clean energy, as needed.

 Assist with identifying possible funding opportunities and supporting grant proposal development.

Preferred Qualifications: Ideally, applicants should have experience working on policy-related issues for a consulting or research firm, nonprofit organization, or government agency. Preference for individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree and at least four years of related experience, or a Master’s Degree and at least two years of related experience. In addition, we are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

 Passionate about creating a clean energy future for Utah and the West

 Strong analytical, communication, and writing skills, with the ability to distill technical information into easy to understand talking points

 Highly organized and self-directed

 Ability to work independently, as well as effectively manage a small team of support staff

 Demonstrated collaboration, networking and relationship-building skills with professional leaders

 Strong understanding of policymaking and regulatory process, with respect for and understanding of stakeholders’ positions and integrity in all dealings

 Desire to be a part of an influential team of professionals, who embrace high quality, impactful work and a healthy work-life balance

Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work in a relaxed environment close to recreation opportunities in Utah.

Timeline and Application Process: Position open until filled, with preference for applications received by June 6, 2014. Please email a cover letter, resume, and professional writing sample to admin at

(Please, no phone calls.)
Utah Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national

Melissa Yack Hall, ABD, MPA
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