Communications & Policy Associate

Clean Grid Alliance
Organization Summary

Clean Grid Alliance (CGA) is a non-profit organization whose 40+ members include wind, solar and energy storage developers and manufacturers, non-profit environmental, public interest and clean energy advocacy organizations, farmer organizations, and other businesses that support renewable energy. CGA is a vital player in the fast-changing renewable energy sector. Renewable energy (and other technologies that will enable a renewable future) is growing rapidly and includes wind, solar, storage, and other emerging technologies—all of which will need CGA's expertise and engagement in the years to come. CGA’s current footprint includes nine states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

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The salary range for the Communications/Policy Associate position is commensurate with salaries offered at similar non-profit organizations but depends upon experience and the candidate’s qualifications. Excellent benefits including employer paid health and dental insurance, generous vacation, paid holidays, and employer contribution to a retirement plan after the employee is vested.


9 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F

Primary Duties

Communications Support and Writing (70%) Responsibilities include:

  • Create fact-sheets, editorials, Letters to the Editor, blog posts, infographics, short videos, social media content and other copy for public audiences
  • Under the direction of the Communications Manager, coordinate, maintain and update the organization’s social media presence (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Help track and analyze website and social media analytics
  • Assist the Communications Manager maintain up-to-date information on the CGA website regarding state and regional policy activities
  • Assist the Communications Manager to gather and write content for the two monthly newsletters, maintain distribution lists, and facilitate distribution
  • Help update and maintain media lists
  • Coordinate and participate with other state and regional groups on clean energy activities and special projects.

Policy Support & Research/Member Mobilization (25%) Responsibilities include:

  • Tracking and analyzing policy issues and proposals at the state level in the CGA footprint (9 states)
  • Researching past and current Utility filings reports, and Agency data to keep apprised of latest energy and electricity trends, and reporting findings to Regional Policy Managers
  • In conjunction with Regional Policy Managers, coordinate CGA members to take action on policy proposals
  • Represent CGA in various regional conference calls regarding clean energy and occasional meetings with agencies, businesses, and organizations
  • Monitoring specific action of regulatory commissions in nine CGA states, including policy analysis and assisting Regional Policy Managers in developing responses to regulatory activities
  • Assisting in research and analysis of renewable energy issues, including policy and political analysis, and tracking new technologies

Administrative Responsibilities (5%)

  • Coordinating CGA state working groups including setting up in-person and teleconference meetings, preparing meeting agendas, and post-meeting follow-up
  • Ensuring CGA working groups receive timely updates on legislative and regulatory proceedings
  • Managing CGA State Working Group members list and database
  • Encouraging CGA members to actively participate in CGA state working groups
  • Assisting with CGA quarterly meeting preparation
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Prior experience with legislative and/or regulatory policy advocacy desired.
  • Strong interest in research and understanding energy policies.
  • Strong organizational skills and efficiency and persuasiveness in oral and written communications required.
  • Experience working with large groups of individuals/organizations with different points of view required.
  • Proven ability to meet frequent deadlines and balance multiple tasks required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint and Outlook required.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign required, and Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere are preferred.
  • Experience in Google Analytics and Constant Contact preferred.
  • Dedication to advancing the cause of renewable energy highly desired.
How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with the subject Communications/Policy Associate 2019. Word and PDF format are preferred. No calls please; direct applicants only, no search or placement firms. The position is open until filled. Clean Grid Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.


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