Clean Energy Public Affairs Manager

20 Dec, 2021


Clean Energy Public Affairs Manager

Aileron Communications, Inc
Chicago, IL

Aileron Communications is seeking a Public Affairs Manager to support public engagement, education and community acceptance for renewable energy development projects across the Midwest and Southeast U.S. The public affairs manager will report to Aileron’s Director and work closely with our growing list of national clients to support the successful development of renewable energy projects. The salary range is $70,000 – $90,000 and includes highly competitive benefits.


This position offers motivated individuals an opportunity to grow and expand their skills in energy and public affairs. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their expertise in conducting public outreach to win support for projects by building public awareness campaigns. The public affairs manager will be able to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age. Veterans welcomed.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work independently to lead local outreach and community engagement efforts
  • Support the development and execution of public affairs plans
  • Develop an understanding of community sentiment, influencers, and opportunities
  • Serve as a key point of contact for community members, local officials, and local media
  • Develop talking points, letters and other relevant communications
  • Support permitting and regulatory work required for project approvals
  • Collaborate with Aileron’s team and clients in an effective and organized manner
  • Up to 50% travel may be required


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with outreach to community members and public officials
  • Ability to explain complex topics effectively to multiple stakeholders
  • At least 3 years’ experience in public affairs, project development or campaign management
  • Strong professional judgment and a commitment to ethical and honest business practices
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience


  • Experience with related industries such as energy, infrastructure or commercial real estate
  • Experience with event management
  • Familiarity with social media management and website content management

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Job posted: 2021-12-20