Job Announcement: September 17, 2018
Position Title: Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Terms: Full time
California is one of the world’s leaders in energy efficiency and demand response, yet these sectors must grow substantially to achieve California’s carbon-reduction goals in a cost-effective, reliable and equitable manner. The person filling this position will play a key role in helping California establish the regulatory environment and market conditions needed to get California on a successful track for decades of growth in energy efficiency and demand management. This position is intended to start at the Manager level and, after demonstrated performance, ladder to a Director position.
About the California Efficiency + Demand Management Council:
The California Energy Efficiency + Demand Management Council (the Council) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation representing the energy efficiency and demand response industries. The Council’s mission is to support energy-efficiency and demand-response policies, programs, and technologies to create sustainable jobs, foster long-term economic growth, develop stable and reasonably priced energy infrastructures, and drive environmental improvement. The Council was formed in July 2009, and currently has over 80 member companies. For more information, visit our website, www.cedmc.org.
About the Position:
The ideal candidate would have:
- Demonstrated advocacy skills in proceedings before the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and other regulatory agencies;
- Experience in energy efficiency and demand response and interest in their future development;
- An understanding of energy markets and their regulation;
- Strong policy analysis and communication skills; and
- A team-oriented, collaborative approach that enables her or him to work with our diverse member companies, build successful coalitions with other stakeholders, and effectively engage with regulatory agency staff.
In addition to representing the Council in regulatory proceedings, including drafting position papers and formal comments, the person filling this position will also be responsible for updating our membership on regulatory developments. This position will require regularly briefing board committees as well as contributing to webinars, newsletters and newsflashes, and our regular policy calls. He or she will work closely with our Senior Policy Director, who has overarching responsibility for developing and coordinating our regulatory positions with our members and board committees.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Represent the Council and advocate for its policy positions and interests before California regulatory agencies, working closely with the Council’s membership and building coalitions with other stakeholders.
- Provide written and oral briefings on regulatory proceedings and other developments to Board committees and to the broader membership through policy calls, webinars, newsletters and news updates.
- Develop and draft position papers and comments
- Recognize emerging regulatory opportunities and threats and recommend strategies to address them.
- Identify key agency staff and stakeholders and build effective relationships with them.
- Special projects and other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Core Competencies
- Strong written and oral advocacy and communication skills.
- A strong background in energy regulatory issues, preferably with a focus on energy efficiency and/or demand response.
- The ability to achieve consensus and cooperation among companies, agencies and other stakeholders with diverse interests, backgrounds and perspectives.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a business, agency, public policy and/or non-profit.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, public policy, engineering, economics, natural resources, or other relevant areas.
- Superior writing and oral advocacy skills, as well as analytical capabilities.
- Superior organizational ability and self-motivation.
- Sound judgment and instincts, and flexibility to adapt and respond to change quickly and effectively.
- The ability to successfully work independently and remotely.
- Ability to travel within California to attend workshops, events and conferences as required.
- Experience with legislative, non-profit and philanthropic matters would be beneficial.
Location and Compensation
This position will be located in the Bay Area, and require regular presence at the California Public Utilities Commission. Compensation is competitive with California trade associations, and includes a full benefits package.
Interested candidates should send a resume with a cover letter detailing their interest and suitability for position, as well as their salary expectations and available start date, to email@example.com.