Director, Regulatory Affairs

24 Aug, 2023


Director, Regulatory Affairs

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
Arlington, VA

Ensuring human comfort, productivity, and safety while practicing environmental stewardship is the mission of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Through our certification program, standards, advocacy, and other activities, we strive to help save energy, improve productivity, and ensure a better environment.

AHRI has an opening for a Director, Regulatory Affairs. The primary function of this role is to play a key role in the formulation and implementation of energy and environmental policies. The Regulatory Affairs Director will work with the AHRI Policy Team to direct the Association’s policy agenda and coordinate regulatory priorities in the areas of energy efficiency, environment, climate, chemicals, and decarbonization policy.

Duties are as follows:
Anticipates internal and/or external policy and regulatory issues and recommends strategies on the impacts to AHRI members.
Engage with AHRI members to develop consensus on priority needs and policy positions.
Solicit member input and lead the development of comments on regulatory rulemakings that affect the industry.
Play a key role in the development of AHRI policy positions to enable AHRI to act proactively on priority issues to best meet members’ short-term and long-term needs.
Using all resources and advocacy paths available, direct and participate in all regulatory and other policy advocacy relating to area of responsibility.
Manage outside consultants, as assigned.
Advocate and negotiate industry’s issues and positions with policymakers and their staff.
Build, manage, and actively participate in various internal and external committees, working groups, task forces, and coalitions with members and stakeholders, as assigned, to represent AHRI’s members’ interests.
Draft comments, testimony, white papers and/or talking points to be used at hearings, agency meetings and other external communications by AHRI and its members.
Advance AHRI policy priorities by actively participating in industry coalitions.
Provide rapid response on AHRI priorities through the development of comments, letters, talking points on issues concerning AHRI members.
Build and maintain relationships in the policy community and industry to enhance own and AHRI’s reputation, access, and advocacy efforts.
Build recognition as expert with AHRI and field of responsibility.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum seven years energy and environment or related experience; trade association experience a plus.
AHRI offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package including employer contributions to 401(k) and Roth(k) plans in a friendly, hybrid work environment. The salary range for this position is $110,000 to $135,000.

AHRI does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, on the basis of race, color, national origin, military service, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or differing ability as those terms are defined under applicable law in its selection, recruitment or employment practices.

This position does not offer employment-based visa sponsorship and/or assistance to include H1B, F1-OPT, or F1-CPT visas.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at If you require assistance with completing the application process, please call 703-600-0304.


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Job posted: 2023-08-24