Senior Policy Associate II, Energy Markets

Fresh Energy
Organization Summary

For more than 27 years, Fresh Energy has been speeding Minnesota’s transition to a clean energy economy to ensure that our region enjoys good health, a vibrant economy, and thriving communities today and for generations to come. Our mission is to shape and drive realistic, visionary energy policies that benefit all. Together we are working toward a vision for an economy we thrive in and energy that ensures our well-being.

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Starting salary range for Senior Policy Associate II is $ 61,000 - $ 68,000/annually, based on experience.


This is a full-time, exempt position, working 40 hours per week. We believe in work-life balance and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the true hours worked.

Primary Duties
  • Policy and Programs: play a senior leadership role on the Energy Markets team to shape and executive clean energy policy work.
    • Lead in the planning, execution, and reporting on program work.
    • Propose and conduct policy, legislative, legal, technical, regulatory, and financial analysis as related to policy proposals, changes, and approaches.
    • Make written and oral presentations to collaborators, community groups, policy makers, and other stakeholders as part of the program’s outreach and advocacy functions.
    • In collaboration with the communications department, create and publish reports, white papers, web content, e-newsletters, and other program information. When appropriate, work to optimize media coverage of program goals, activities, and successes; this may include media interviews as well as writing op-ed pieces, and also includes the recruitment and training of effective messengers.
    • Support the creation and management of the annual budget for the program.
  • Participate in culture of collaboration and model our core values.
  • In collaboration with the development staff, participate in fund development and relationship building efforts.
  • Work effectively in the context of your immediate team, the broader Fresh Energy team, and with external partners; enhance collaboration by maintaining good communication, seeking and respecting diverse viewpoints, engendering trust, fulfilling responsibilities, and ensuring that all team members and their contributions are valued.
  • Model behavior and contribute to a culture that is consistent with Fresh Energy’s core values; A critical part of achieving our mission is by living the values we endorse.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and four years of experience directly related to energy decision making. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Ability to conduct rigorous information-gathering and compile findings into easily digested and compelling formats.
  • Experience engaging, influencing, and working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders across different interests.
  • Preferred experience presenting before regulators, policymakers, utilities, and other key stakeholders.
  • Planful and results-oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills in Windows environment, including MS Office.
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently.
  • Team player who desires working in an environment where working as a team is valued and practiced.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings/weekends is required.
  • Persons in this position frequently lift, carry, push and/or pull objects weighing up to 20 pounds. They occasionally move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to Marta Cardoza at with the subject line “II Senior Policy Associate”. Please include cover letter and resume in one PDF document with your name as the title. No phone calls, please.

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