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Policy Manager – Energy & Environment

Policy Manager – Energy & Environment
Organization: ThinkTennessee
Location: Nashville, TN
Date Posted: 03/28/2024

Position Description:

The Policy Manager for Energy and Environment will support ThinkTennessee’s mission by leading our emerging Energy and Environment policy portfolio. This position will work to improve the lives of Tennesseans by supporting the state’s transition to clean energy production, accelerating electric vehicle manufacturing and adoption, and increasing access to reliable, clean, and affordable utilities for Tennessee families.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the state’s energy and environment policy landscape and identify opportunities to achieve the organization’s policy priorities.
  • Work with the President and the Director of Policy and Research to conceptualize potential policy and research projects.
  • Lead execution of policy and research projects within the energy and environment issue area.
  • Conduct quantitative analysis and qualitative research, including analyses of statutory, regulatory, and other policy documents.
  • Write and design policy briefs, reports, and other educational resources for a variety of audiences.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including elected officials, administrative staff, industry, and community partners.
  • Present ThinkTennessee’s work through presentations and meetings with policymakers, coalitions, and other thought leaders.
  • Support development of the organization’s annual policy priorities.
  • Effectively coordinate support from policy associates, interns, and research assistants on projects.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • 4+ years relevant work experience, or equivalent is preferred.


  • Ability to conceptualize and produce high-quality quantitative analysis and policy research.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex ideas and findings through oral and written communication.
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate and execute creative approaches to advancing policy.
  • Experience analyzing federal and state government data.
  • Extremely strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Rigorous attention to detail and the highest standards for excellence in execution.


  • Passion for and demonstrated commitment to ThinkTennessee’s mission.
  • Strong commitment to racial equity and deep understanding of the role of racial equity analysis in public policy.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to flourish in a start-up environment and adapt to changing priorities and duties within the organization’s overall mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team and across organizations.
  • Demonstrated record of community, student, organizing, campaign management, or related work is preferred.


Competitive salary ($70,000-$80,000) commensurate with experience. We offer comprehensive benefits, including healthcare, retirement, paid family leave, and paid time off.

Commitment to a Diverse Workplace:

ThinkTennessee is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization focused on moving Tennessee forward, we understand that diverse teams are stronger, more innovative, and more productive. Interested candidates who do not meet all listed criteria should still apply, as our organizational structure focuses on providing opportunities for professional growth.


Applicants should send a resume and a cover letter to [email protected] by May 8, 2024.

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