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Policy Principal - Decision Maker Education & Engagement

Advanced Energy United

Advanced Energy United

United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024
About Advanced Energy United
Advanced Energy United educates, engages, and advocates for policies that allow our member companies to compete to repower our economy with 100% clean energy. We work with decision makers at every level of government as well as regulators of energy markets to achieve this goal. The businesses we represent are lowering consumer costs, creating thousands of new jobs every year, and providing the full range of clean, efficient, and reliable energy and transportation solutions. The U.S. market for advanced energy products and services reached nearly $375 billion in 2022. Together, we are united in our mission to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States.
If you’re an entrepreneurial, innovative, analytical and thoughtful person looking to make an impact in the clean energy space, United might be the perfect place for you to share your talents. Team members at United are given the trust and responsibility to make big things happen, and myriad opportunities to learn new skills, explore new issue areas, and work with a broad cross section of the clean energy community. Being a team member at United also means working with a talented and diverse group of people, some who bring decades of experience spanning advocacy, philanthropy, clean tech, government and more—and our collaborative approach means we get to learn from each other, expert and novice, every day. And while our organization is fully remote, we are proud of the people-focused culture we have built and the connectedness of our team.
We work on serious issues, take our mission seriously, but never take ourselves too seriously.

Position Description

Advanced Energy United (United) is currently seeking a Policy Principal to join our Decisionmaker Education and Engagement team (DMEE).
The DMEE team assists state regulators, state energy office officials, and policymakers to better understand advanced energy products, services, and business models. Through National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) engagement, business roundtables, and educational forums, United educates key stakeholders about the benefits advanced energy technologies and services can provide to customers and helps to solve the challenges in obtaining these benefits.
Reporting directly to the Policy Director, the Policy Principal will be responsible for strategizing, implementing, and managing state-level regulatory campaigns dedicated to ensuring key decision-makers understand the importance and value of clean energy.
The ideal candidate has exceptional project management, relationship building, and stakeholder engagement skills as well as an ability to quickly assess and act upon political dynamics. Candidates should also possess an interest in—and working knowledge of—energy policy issues and related political dynamics. The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, proactive, comfortable with ambiguity, and flexible. Candidates will need to travel to meet with key stakeholders on a regular basis.


  • Support the Policy Director and DMEE team in developing and executing strategies for state-level regulatory engagements.
  • Conduct in-depth research on state-specific regulatory frameworks, political landscapes, and stakeholders to inform strategic approaches.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including policymakers, advocacy groups, coalitions, industry experts and regulators.
  • Build, organize and manage project management tools and systems.
  • Maintain and organize information to contribute to program knowledge management and retention.
  • Prepare reports and updates on campaign progress, outcomes, and key metrics for internal and external stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-6 years of professional experience, with at least some of that experience in policy analysis, campaigns, policy advocacy, and/or market analysis
  • Experience in the advanced energy industry or clean energy advocacy community is a plus.
  • Ability to quickly learn and navigate technical subject matter
  • Independent self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit; candidates must be very comfortable working with colleagues in a remote environment, creating new projects, building their own calendar, and delivering on expectations
  • Strong interpersonal skills required; candidates must be able to successfully develop and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders, including policymakers, advocacy groups, industry experts, and regulators
  • Experience managing confidential information and industry intelligence
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, required—inclusive of public speaking
  • Entrepreneurial sensibility comfortable with high levels of ambiguity and fluidity
  • Willingness to travel as needed (up to 15%).
Physical Requirements
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is regularly required to use hands and talk or hear. The employee is required to sit for long periods of time; reach with hands and arms; may need to balance, stoop, kneel or crouch, walk up and down stairs.
Job type: Full-time, regular (residence in the U.S. required)
Location: Remote
Start date: May 2024
Salary: Starting at $70,000
Advanced Energy United Perks include:
• Remote work and flexible schedule
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families
• Medical premiums covered for employees at 100%
• Flexible spending plans for health care and dependent care
• Profit Sharing opportunities and annual merit-based compensation increases
• $50/month personal wellness reimbursement
• $50/month phone stipend
• Up to $200 reimbursement for home office set-up
• Accrued Paid Time Off, 11 Federal Holidays, and an annual end-of-year closure
• Parental Leave
• Tuition reimbursement and professional development reimbursement
• 401(k) plan (with matching incentives)
• WMATA Transit Smart Benefits (DMV employees)
Advanced Energy United is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application, interview process, and/ or to perform essential job functions please contact the Talent Acquisition team at careers@advancedenergyunited.org. We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice across our organization (“DEIJ”). We also incorporate these values into our mission of making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. We know that varied perspectives and a commitment to social justice are needed to succeed in making the United States an advanced energy economy. We commit to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that represents different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.