Director, Policy | Alliance to Save Energy

Director, Policy

Director, Policy

Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Policy, Research, and Analysis, the Director of Policy helps to lead the development, execution, and evaluation of the Alliance’s policy work, including managing members of the policy team, conducting analysis and advocacy, and working closely with associate members, external stakeholders, and others to effectively achieve the organization’s policy objectives. As a member of the Policy, Research, and Analysis team, the candidate will collaborate across the organization and assist in forwarding key Alliance programs and initiatives. This position will be based in Washington, D.C. and operate on a hybrid work schedule.


Organization Overview:

Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders advocating for enhanced energy productivity to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security, affordability, and reliability.


Primary Relationship:

Reports to the SVP of Policy, Research, and Analysis.


Primary Responsibilities:
  • Help lead the organization’s work with Congress and the Administration, and relevant agencies.
  • Cultivate relationships with key congressional committees and staff.
  • Draft and analyze legislation and regulations, write testimony, regulatory comments, and letters in support or opposition to legislative proposals and initiatives.
  • Lead and manage issues related to the built environment, including but not limited to residential and commercial building energy codes, performance standards, and managing the organization’s Building Policy Committee, and the Alliance’s role in supporting the Responsible Energy Codes Alliance (RECA).
  • Lead and manage assigned federal appropriation matters, including but not limited to monitoring, reporting, and developing analysis on fiscal year appropriations impacting the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and other relevant agencies, offices, and programs.
  • Manage assigned Alliance policy committees, including conducting meetings with associate members and other stakeholders.
  • Help manage foundation contracts related to policy work, including budget development, fulfillment of grant requirements, financial tracking, and funder relations/reports.
  • Develop proposals both proactively and in response to requests from foundations, government agencies and corporate entities to fund energy efficiency activities.
  • Draft audience-specific messaging and frame Alliance positions for presentations, talking points, and speeches on energy efficiency topics and legislation.
  • Contribute media content for the Alliance website and newsletter (e.g., blog posts, articles, etc.).
  • Provide administrative support related for identified areas of responsibility including managing meeting participation lists, scheduling meetings, developing meeting materials, managing logistical arrangements, drafting meeting minutes, etc.


Experience Required:

7-10 years of experience in policy analysis, government, advocacy, and/or public affairs aimed at influencing policy change, with a demonstrated history in developing and implementing advocacy strategies. Experience with energy efficiency and the built environment preferred, and experience on Capitol Hill is a plus.


Education Required:

Graduate degree – or comparable relevant experience - in policy advocacy, government affairs, legislative affairs, or related relevant area.




  • Preferred
    • Team Player: Works well as a member of group
    • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
    • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well


  • Preferred
    • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
    • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
    • Motivation and ability to make an impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



Salary is approximately $70,000–$100,000, based on work history and skillset, with participation in the employee benefit plan of the Alliance which includes health, dental, and 403(b) matching.


How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and updated resume to Alliance Chief of Staff Felicia Kelly at Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.




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