The senior associate will support implementation of decarbonization advocacy campaigns across several targeted states to increase adoption of electric transportation, deployment of offshore wind energy, and accelerate the transition to a clean grid. Reporting to the senior manager, the senior associate will collaborate with colleagues to develop and manage strategic policy initiatives, produce campaign materials and advocacy tools, and conduct outreach to stakeholder groups and key officials.
- Foster a work environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible and in line with Pew and the project's related goals.
- Support the strategic development and implementation of legislative, regulatory, and/or administrative campaigns across multiple target states to advance programmatic policy objectives.
- Conduct policy research and advocacy outreach in support of policy solutions.
- Collaborate closely with Pew staff including communications, conservation science, government relations, and field operations to execute and ensure coordination of campaign activities.
- Develop and maintain broad substantive knowledge of power and transportation decarbonization policies and monitor key state government and/or utility commission activities to inform and advance program priorities; establish Pew as a trusted resource and partner with allies, and key state administrative, utility commission, and legislative staff and officials.
- Support development of web analysis briefs, fact sheets, presentations, earned media, and other written and visual products for education and advocacy efforts, ensuring factual accuracy.
- Identify and develop relationships with in-state stakeholders from the non-profit, business, environmental justice, and policymaking communities to advance the goals of the project; develop and maintain excellent working relationships with coalition partners and stakeholders
- Plan, organize, and implement stakeholder meetings, convenings, briefings, and other events both at Pew and in focal states.
- Participate in activities that support program and Pew-wide objectives.
- Skilled at informing and influencing internal and external audiences through written and oral communications.
- Exhibits effective interpersonal skills with colleagues and external stakeholders.
- Aptitude to apply a non-partisan, evidence-based approach to projects and campaigns that require support across the political spectrum.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
- Generally, four years of applicable experience.
- Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices to Pew.
Key attributes and preferred experience
- Easily develops and manages productive and collaborative relationships with colleagues and external parties.
- Demonstrated aptitude to acquire knowledge of nuanced, complex policy and translate into understandable terms; existing knowledge of offshore wind, transportation electrification, and clean energy transition preferred.
- Comfortable managing and meeting multiple deadlines and balancing short- and long-term goals.
- Experience working on public policy advocacy or electoral campaigns preferred.
This position requires occasional domestic travel to meetings and conferences.
Located in Pew's Washington, DC, office, this position is eligible for up to 60% telework.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
About the Organization
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.