Clean Buildings Policy Manager
Office location
Seattle

Climate Solutions seeks a smart, innovative Clean Buildings Policy Manager in Washington with a deep commitment to equitable and just climate and clean energy solutions to further the organization’s mission through concrete program and policy work and building diverse coalitions at the local, state, and regional levels.

Climate Solutions is focused on accelerating a swift and equitable transition to 100% clean energy, and we are working in three key areas- buildings, transportation, and electricity- to achieve it. The Clean Buildings Program Manager is responsible for leading Climate Solutions work in Washington on clean buildings, with a primary focus on building electrification and equitably phasing out the use of gas and other fossil fuels in our homes and buildings. The Clean Buildings Policy Manager will drive our work to pass and implement cutting-edge policies and programs at the state, local, regulatory, and utility levels, working closely with other Climate Solutions staff and a diverse set of partners.

As a Northwest-based nonprofit, Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Since 1998, Climate Solutions has the vision of a thriving, equitable Northwest, powered by clean energy, inspiring the transition to sustainable prosperity across the country and beyond. Climate Solutions advances local, regional, and state action on climate and clean energy through championing transformational policies and market-based innovations; catalyzing powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and communicating a bold vision for solutions at the scale required by climate science. For more information about Climate Solutions, visit www.climatesolutions.org.

The position is a full-time, exempt position located in Seattle and supervised by the Washington State Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with partner organizations to develop and advance equitable and just policy solutions to accelerate an equitable transition to clean buildings, including independent research and analysis, as well as outreach to community experts, technical experts, and other stakeholders to further inform Climate Solutions’ policy positions.
  • Draft materials to support policy and regulatory efforts, including formal comment letters, testimony, and regulatory and legislative proposals. Research, analyze, and prepare campaign and communications materials, including factsheets, briefings, analyses, and blog posts, as assigned, in collaboration with other Climate Solutions team members.
  • Develop long-term, accountable relationships and inclusive strategies by collaborating with diverse stakeholders, including community of color-led organizations, environmental justice partners, and others who have experience with or an understanding of communities’ lived experience of climate impacts and priority solutions.
  • Collaborate and create inclusive coalitions with stakeholders, partners, and potential allies to encourage, support, and promote passage of climate, clean energy and clean buildings’ policies at the local, utility, regulatory and state levels.
  • Represent Climate Solutions among its stakeholders, local and state elected officials, business, and opinion leaders, including doing public presentations, participating in public forums, and testifying at hearings.
  • Lead and track Climate Solutions’ engagement in multiple policy and campaign activities, managing calendars, deadlines and participation from other staff and stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain a high level of expertise and credibility in areas of responsibility.
  • Participate in Climate Solutions staff meetings, trainings, racial equity conversations, and team meetings. Lead or coordinate meetings when appropriate. · Incorporate Climate Solutions’ Equity, Diversity and Inclusion commitments, Commitment to Leading our Work with a Racial Equity Lens, and Climate Solutions’ values into all aspects of the job.
  • Meet staff reporting deadlines for program, development, and administrative tasks.
  • Additional duties may be assigned within the course of the work.

DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Expertise with policies, technologies, and trends to advance equitable and just clean buildings policy.
  • Ability to understand, learn, analyze, and communicate complex technical information to diverse expert and lay audiences, including legislative and regulatory policy in buildings.
  • Knowledge of how climate change, climate policy, and mitigation strategies impact different communities, especially communities of color, workers, low-income communities, and people from different geographic regions.
  • Experience working with diverse communities to create policy, especially on buildings and climate.
  • Familiarity and facility with a range of written and electronic communications tools, including social media and email communications.
  • Ability to draft materials targeted to a wide variety of audiences, including local elected officials, legislators, activists, labor and business leaders, and coalition partners.
  • Flexibility and desire to work with a team and independently.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple short‐term and long‐term projects simultaneously.
  • Collaborative and inclusive in your approach to your work and in your relationships with your colleagues.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Windows and Office Software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and specialized software applications in a network environment.
  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Climate Solutions.

Experience:

  • Experience working in advocacy and policy spaces, with a preference for experience with clean buildings or utilities.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, state or local policy work, or utility and regulatory processes.
  • A demonstrated commitment to racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our systems. A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture.

REMUNERATION

This position is offered with a salary range starting at $78,000 annually.

Climate Solutions cares about you as a whole person so we provide the following benefits to support your ability to be successful in the position and your health and well-being:

  • Insurance premiums fully paid for the employee: Medical, Vision, Dental, including orthodontia, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account for medical, childcare, and commuter expenses
  • 30 days of Paid Time Off accrued annually
  • 14 annual flexible holidays
  • 401K starting after 3 months of employment with a 5% contribution by CS
  • Flexible work policy
  • A work environment that recognizes your family and community responsibilities
  • A commitment to professional development, including both funds and time
  • Paid time dedicated to work on equity and inclusion with a racial equity lens
  • Annual performance reviews and ongoing feedback to support your development
  • A strong commitment to successful onboarding and retention

TO APPLY · Email your résumé in PDF format to employment@climatesolutions.org

  • Please put WA CLEAN BUILDINGS POLICY MANAGER and YOUR NAME as the subject line of the email and label the resume with your first and last name.
  • In the body of the email, please let us know how you found out about the position.
  • This position is open until filled. Please submit your resume for priority review by November 6.

Climate Solutions recognizes that institutional racism, including systems and behaviors that maintain white power and privilege, exists within our organization, the broader climate and environmental movement, and throughout society. We also recognize that the impacts of the climate crisis, pollution from fossil fuels, and the costs of proposed solutions fall disproportionately on communities of color, low income, Tribal Nations, and frontline communities, both in our region and across the world. This is a barrier to a more equitable future and our ability to achieve our mission.

Climate Solutions has chosen to lead our work with a racial equity lens as a strategy to address all forms of oppression. Climate Solutions is committed to equal opportunity in employment and promotion for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth, family responsibilities, or any other basis protected by applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines relating to discrimination in employment.

Climate Solutions is committed to equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth, family responsibilities, or any other basis protected by applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines relating to discrimination in employment.

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Climate Solutions is committed to equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth, family responsibilities, or any other basis protected by applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines relating to discrimination in employment.

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