The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.
NRDC is seeking an Advocate to work with the Sustainable FERC Project team, preferably in our Washington, DC office. The Project is an initiative housed in NRDC’s Climate & Clean Energy Program that represents many national and regional environmental organizations on issues related to the nation’s wholesale energy markets and bulk transmission system. We advocate for policies that will accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, demand response, energy efficiency, and energy storage.
The Project’s current priorities include creating renewables-friendly FERC-regulated wholesale power markets (and opposing markets frameworks that provide unnecessary support to fossil fuels and/or frustrate state clean energy policies), improving grid planning for high levels of wind and solar resources, integrating rooftop solar and other customer-owned resources into FERC-regulated markets, and reforming FERC’s review process for natural gas pipelines. To read more about our recent work, visit www.sustainableferc.org/blog.
The Project Advocate position calls for a combination of leadership and written and oral advocacy skills coupled with the flexibility, diplomacy, organizational and communication skills necessary for successful collaboration across teams and organizations. The Advocate will play an important role in our advocacy on issues implicating billions of dollars in investments and having potentially vast consequences for clean energy. The position is open to individuals with 2-10 years of relevant experience, and can be tailored to some extent to the selected candidate’s seniority and background.
NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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