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ACEEE Utilities Program Senior Manager/Director

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national research organization based in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified Senior Manager/Director for its Utilities Program.  ACEEE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1980, develops transformative policies to reduce energy waste and combat climate change. With our independent analysis, we aim to build a vibrant and equitable economy that uses energy more productively, reduces costs, protects the environment, and promotes the health, safety, and well-being of everyone.

ACEEE’s organizational culture is team-oriented with a strong dedication to its mission.  Staff work at a high-energy pace in an entrepreneurial environment that emphasizes professional growth and development.  ACEEE offers a high degree of workplace flexibility, with an emphasis on results, making ACEEE a fun and fulfilling place to work. ACEEE is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion while weaving equity into our research and policy work.

Position Description:

ACEEE seeks a Senior Manager/Director (level based on candidate’s expertise and years of experience) to lead the organization’s research and outreach activities on energy efficiency and decarbonization in the utility sector, including ACEEE’s newest initiative: Climate-Forward Efficiency.  ACEEE’s Utility Program covers topics that span both electricity and natural gas utilities, including energy efficiency as a utility resource and decarbonization tool, buildings-to-grid integration, electrification, utility rate design, energy markets, resource planning, distributed energy resources, utility business models, and cost benefit analysis, working towards reaching 80% carbon-free electricity in the majority of states by 2030. The utilities work also involves federal, state, and local policy.  This position is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with experience working on utility-related issues, a passion for addressing climate change, and an interest in furthering his or her career in a dynamic and growing sector.

The Senior Manager/Director supervises a staff of three, reports to ACEEE’s Senior Director for Policy, and collaborates closely with other teams at ACEEE, especially the State Policy Program.  The Senior Manager/Director leads research projects often resulting in externally-reviewed research reports, fact sheets, formal presentations, webinars, press interviews, and/or blog posts. Building on ACEEE research, this role provides technical assistance to outside partners and policymakers on energy efficiency policy. Technical assistance can include presenting ACEEE research, writing memos, and submitting formal regulatory or legislative testimony or comments. In a highly visible role, the Senior Manager/Director represents ACEEE externally through press interviews, webinars, and other forms of communications.

Learn more and apply here. Preferred start date is Nov 15, 2021.