Manager, Policy (Energy Optimization)

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30+ days ago

Manager, Policy (Energy Optimization)
Policy Program
Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Through our powerful networks and global collaborations of investors, companies, and nonprofits, we inspire equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy to build a just and sustainable future.
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Description & Responsibilities
The Manager will organize and coordinate work with companies, policymakers, advocacy partners, policy team members, and other key stakeholders focused on promoting strong energy optimization policies across the country. The Manager will collaborate closely with state regional and federal policy leads, as well as various teams across the organization, to initiate, improve, expand, and accelerate clean, energy efficient buildings and support the federal steel policy campaign.
Ceres is searching for a highly motivated candidate with building and industrial decarbonization experience, who demonstrates strong facilitation, verbal and writing communication, project management, and organization skills. This position reports to the State Policy Senior Manager.
This role is a full-time position that may work remotely or in the Boston, MA office or San Francisco, CA office. Candidates must be flexible to work with employees in all US time zones.
Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Design and implement a cross-team strategy to build and support private sector policy advocacy to advance energy optimization and building decarbonization policy, in close partnership with the Climate & Energy (C&E) Team and state, regional, and federal policy leads
  • At the direction of the C&E and federal policy teams, the manager will support our federal steel decarbonization policy campaign
  • Track U.S. energy optimization, building and industrial decarbonization policy developments, primarily at the state level, and coordinate with internal teams and external partners to craft informed and aligned advocacy strategies
  • Coordinate, oversee and/or conduct research on energy optimization, building and industrial decarbonization policy opportunities to generate a supportive business case, including environmental justice and equity considerations
  • In close coordination with the C&E Team, lead strong energy optimization and building decarbonization policy campaigns, including through research, writing, advocacy, and member outreach and organizing
  • Create and collate policy-specific talking points, campaign materials, tracking tools, and advocacy tactics that will be a resource for empowering state and federal policy leads with content expertise and strategies to accelerate effective company advocacy on building decarbonization in their states and at the federal level as opportunities arise
  • Lead the Ceres Energy Optimization Workgroup (a group of ~20 companies interested in supporting building decarbonization policy) by gaining an understanding of each member’s policy priorities, regularly communicating policy developments and opportunities, and facilitating a monthly virtual meeting
  • Represent the policy advocacy interests of Ceres and its company and investor members in engagements with external partners and at strategic convenings and events regarding building and industrial decarbonization policy
  • Research, write, and edit communications materials including contributions to website, newsletter, reports and other publications
  • Travel as necessary for conferences, advocacy meetings and speaking opportunities
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in related fields
  • Knowledge of and experience related to the building and industrial decarbonization sector, policy advocacy, and/or climate change and corporate sustainability issues
  • Strong meeting facilitation, communication, and presentation skills, including synthesizing research and conceptual work into actionable deliverables
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation, and ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound judgment and high level of integrity and professionalism, with an ability to manage confidential information and maintain discretion, diplomacy, and courtesy in all contacts
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), other database applications, teleconference and webinar systems and standard e-mail computer applications
  • Interest and willingness to be trained on specific Ceres’ applications necessary for success: ReadyTalk, Salesforce, Bloomberg, listserv program, and others
  • Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization
  • Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
  • Willingness to travel as needed
Compensation: The hiring salary is $79,000 to $82,000 and pairs with competitive benefits.
How to Apply
Join our team by applying to Careers at Ceres. We encourage all applicants to review our website to learn more about Ceres’ goals, mission, and values. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have questions related to the above or need a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, please contact our ADA Coordinator at
Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.