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12 Jul 2019

Full-Time Senior Associate Policy Innovations

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance – Posted by mlancaster Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Job Description

Overview

REBA’s Policy Innovations Team

The REBA Policy Innovations team members are part of the overall Market & Policy Innovation team, which helps REBA members achieve their goal of 60GW of renewable energy by 2025 and expanding the market of renewable energy buyers to thousands of companies. This team seeks to:
• Ensure public policy, legislation, and regulation support clean energy markets
• Overcome policy barriers and promote clean energy policies
• Provide a central point for REBA members to understand public policy and engage
• Align market and technology innovation projects with policy, legislative, and regulatory innovations

Core Responsibilities
• Work closely with leading renewable energy buyers, mostly C&I corporations, to identify key policy and regulatory barriers to non-residential clean energy procurement
• Contribute to and help manage process for building annual engagement strategy and execute the plan
• Lead and manage state engagements to bring the customer voice into legislative and regulatory proceedings
• Educate member companies on policy engagements and developments
• Liaise with partner organizations to ensure alignment across the clean energy industry
• Research, analyze and recommend policy changes to federal and state regulations
• Provide resources, tools and platforms for REBA members to access information about public policy
• Synthesize recommendations into clear and compelling presentations and written products. Present quantitative information in a clear, visual format

Other responsibilities
• Seek out and manage high-quality data related to solving complex problems and issues
• Create innovative problem-solving approaches to drive project insights
• Manage and support member relations and facilitate network engagement through communications, convenings, surveys, and on-going engagement with senior partners
• Conduct market research, identify new market channels, and recommend improvements
• Develop and maintain replicable tools and platforms
• Engage with external experts via phone interviews, conferences, and response to outreach requests
• Collaborate with team members to provide resources and project support
• Identify opportunities and develop strategies for REBA and external clients
• Other duties as assigned

Experience Qualifications
5 + years of experience in a field related to renewable or sustainable energy, with experience in researching and developing policies. Understanding of energy markets and policy a must.

Education Qualifications
BA/BS degree or equivalent in education or experience. Preferred degree areas include engineering, mathematics, business, computer science, physical or social sciences or related disciplines. Graduate degree significantly preferred, or significant professional experience

Other Qualifications
The candidate will demonstrate skill in these areas:
• Understanding/experience in energy markets, regulations, legislative processes, or politics
• Generates original ideas and shares with others
• Willingness to take risks by exploring and testing new ideas
• Takes initiative to improve processes and develop innovative solutions
• Demonstrates basic knowledge in at least one segment of REBA core impact areas
• Able to independently dissect and explain complex issues
• High quantitative and qualitative acumen
• Strong written and verbal communicator, with ability to develop compelling storylines and facilitate group discussions
• Highly collaborative, strong team player, mentors junior staff, solicits feedback
• Demonstrates behaviors consistent with REBA’s values
• Passion for making the world better
• Be eligible to work in the U.S.

About REBA

REBA’s Vision and Mission
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is an alliance of large clean energy buyers, developers, and service providers who, together with NGO partners, are unlocking the marketplace for all non-residential energy buyers to lead a rapid transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future. REBA’s vision is a resilient zero-carbon energy system where every organization has a viable, expedient, and cost-effective pathway to renewable energy.

REBA’s Theory of Change
Large energy consumers have the buying power and collective voice to change markets, and they have a unique, critical role in driving a zero-carbon energy future. REBA offers these large energy buyers one organization to support them in planning and meeting their energy needs with clean, affordable renewable energy. Within this overarching theory of change, REBA:
• Provides transactional education and support to energy buyers
• Connects a U.S. and global network of renewable energy buyers
• Provides thought leadership
• Evolves markets through policy and advocacy
• Drives market and technology innovations
REBA’s members include over 300 companies, including over 180 large clean energy buyers, who, together, announced about 6.5GW of renewable energy deals in 2018, 100% of which included at least one REBA participant.

Our Values
• Service: to colleagues, members, and REBA’s mission
• Respect: in our treatment of people and the planet
• Excellence: in our programs and our work
• Integrity: in how we conduct ourselves

Our Benefits

We offer very competitive compensation, plus a comprehensive benefits package that aims to develop a world class team by holistically supporting the individual. REBA believes that supporting all employees to have a full life, inside and outside of work, results in a team that feels personally engaged in REBA’s success.

Benefits including:
• Quality Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, with substantial employer subsidy
• 401(k), with employer match
• Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
• Generous Parental Leave for both mothers and fathers to bond when new children enter a family
• Commuter and Wellness Benefits
• Casual Work Environment
• Highly Flexible PTO
• Earned sabbatical policy

Our Commitment to Diversity
Diversity of our workforce is one of our core beliefs at REBA and we strive to achieve a level of diversity within our organization that reflects the communities that we serve. Achieving this diversity—whether of race, gender, sexual orientation, or ability—is critical to our long-term success.

How to Apply

To apply, submit resume and cover letter at: https://rebuyers.org

Job Categories: Renewable Energy. Job Types: Full-Time.

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