Policy Principal – Decision Maker Education and Engagement

19 Apr, 2022


Policy Principal – Decision Maker Education and Engagement

Advanced Energy Economy

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of businesses that are making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. We work to accelerate the move to 100% clean energy and electrified transportation in the U.S. AEE is the only industry association in the U.S. that represents the full range of advanced energy technologies and services, both grid-scale and distributed. Advanced energy includes energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, wind, solar, hydro, electric vehicles, and more. AEE represents more than 100 companies in the $240 billion U.S. advanced energy industry, which employs 3.2 million U.S. workers.

AEE’s mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. We educate, engage, and advocate in more than a dozen states, in wholesale electricity markets, and at the federal level for executive actions, legislation, and regulations that expand the size and value of markets for advanced energy products and services. We also offer business intelligence products and select business development opportunities to help advanced energy companies grow.


Position Description

AEE seeks a smart, innovative, and politically savvy Principal to join AEE’s professional services team. To support the U.S. transition to 100% clean energy and electrified transportation, the Principal will work with AEE team members to engage with and educate key decision makers on advanced energy, in particular Commissioners and staff at Public Utility Commissions (PUCs). The Principal will execute programs to educate key decision makers on advanced energy technologies and solutions to energy challenges facing them, whether through work with and at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), regional NARUCs, or through other educational fora.

AEE is seeking an outgoing, highly energetic and self-starting professional who has some experience with energy markets, energy policy, and/or advanced energy technologies. The Principal will work collaboratively with key stakeholders, both internal and external under the direction of Managing Directors to advance AEE’s policy agenda. Candidates should be creative and flexible, with the ability to execute strategies independently, working in multiple venues with diverse stakeholders. The successful candidate will have excellent relationship-building skills. Candidates will need to have the ability to travel to meet with AEE members, partners, and policy makers.



  • Work collaboratively with AEE professional services team members in executing AEE’s decision-maker engagement and education strategy, including educational work with public utility commissioners on advanced energy industry topics and trends.
  • Work with AEE members to build relationships and serve as a resource to decision makers on advanced energy technologies and business solutions. Facilitate member calls and lead policy discussions to coalesce member input and prioritize areas of interest and engagement. Organize member engagement opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with members, partners, policy makers and staff.
  • Create presentations and other written and visual materials, and deliver verbal presentations related to advanced energy trends, solutions, and systems.
  • Travel on an as needed basis (up to 20%, post pandemic) to targeted venues for meetings, conferences, and other efforts on behalf of AEE.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and/or Advanced degree, Political Science, Public Policy, Economics or Communications preferred or applicable comparable experience
  • Minimum of four years of professional experience in and engagement in the clean energy or transportation sector
  • Entrepreneurial approach, flexible attitude, and ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Intellectual curiosity, inquisitive nature, and excellent listening and problem-solving skills
  • Performance-oriented individual with a strong work ethic, demonstrated initiative and commitment to achieving goals
  • Ability to distill complicated topics into easy-to-digest key takeaways
  • Must be willing to travel

Special Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter expressing why this position and organization interest you, as well as a current resume.

Job Type: Full Time; Remote
Location: Flexible
Salary: starting at $70,000
Start Date: May 16th 2022

Advanced Energy Economy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice across our organization (“DEIJ”). We also incorporate these values into our mission of making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. We know that varied perspectives and a commitment to social justice are needed to succeed in making the United States an advanced energy economy. We commit to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that represents different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.

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Job posted: 2022-04-19