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Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Policy Advocate, Acadia Center – Massachusetts or Maine

Organization: Acadia Center

Position Title: Policy Advocate – Massachusetts or Maine

Location: Boston, Massachusetts or Maine

Dates and compensation: Salary and position title will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and skill level. Benefits including health care, dental, retirement and disability.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Policy Advocate will have a leadership role advancing Acadia Center’s efforts to promote and implement energy and climate policy reforms focusing on, clean energy, utility and power grid policy and energy efficiency. The position is expected to include activities such as representing Acadia Center with senior elected and policy officials and in policy forums; develop policy positions and responses to external proposals; drafting public comments, educational documents and filings; working with partner organizations and building coalitions; and communicating policy issues with media.

Qualifications: The successful candidate has the capacity to synthesize complex information to fashion strong advocacy messages and strategies. While substantive experience in utility and energy and climate policy is highly valued, candidates with an interest in energy and climate policy but without a background in these areas and who are motivated to learn about these issues are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills and a comfort level with data analysis/interpretation are important in our work. Candidates should be excited by opportunities for public speaking, expository writing, and advocacy, and be comfortable working cooperatively in a team structure while handling independent assignments. Candidates should be able to work with diverse constituencies to advance policy goals in legislative, regulatory, and advisory settings and be able to assert the organization’s goals in a professional and competent manner. At least two years of relevant experience in a litigation firm, consultancy, public agency, NGO or comparable public interest setting is desired. Candidates with advanced degrees in law or public policy are preferred but those with relevant experience who evidence a strong interest in and capacity to advance policy reforms will be given equal consideration. Those with greater experience are also encouraged to apply as the position has the flexibility to be fashioned as a more senior role.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter of interest, resume and at least two professional references to admin@acadiacenter.org and please insert Policy Advocate in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

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