The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Senior Policy Advisor, Manufacturing & Industrial Policy in our Washington, D.C. office or teleworking from a remote location.
BGA was formed in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club in recognition that the future of working people and the health of the environment are inextricably linked. Now, together with 13 of the nation’s largest labor unions and most influential environmental organizations, we are fighting to protect the planet and advance racial and economic justice. The labor unions and environmental organizations of the BlueGreen Alliance reject the false choice that we must choose between good jobs and a clean environment. BGA builds a shared agenda between the labor and environmental movements on bold measures critical to advancing a future American economy that addresses climate change, protects public health, advances racial and economic justice, and creates good-paying union jobs in safe and healthy workplaces in communities across America. BGA develops policy, produces research, builds coalitions, provides education, advocates these policies at the local, state and federal level, and mobilizes working people to take action.
Job Summary: BGA seeks a dynamic professional to join our Washington, D.C. team as Senior Policy Advisor, Manufacturing and Industrial Policy. This position will be responsible for designing, coordinating, and implementing legislative and policy efforts on core organizational issues, including on clean technology manufacturing and industrial transformation. The Senior Policy Advisor will work in close coordination with BGA national staff, BGA partner organizations to develop other stakeholders, and policymakers to develop and implement BGA’s policy and legislative agenda. The Senior Policy Advisor reports directly to the Vice President for Manufacturing & Industrial Policy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead federal policy development and strategy efforts regarding clean technology manufacturing and industrial policy, as well as related financing, supply chain, domestic production, labor and equity, and/or other issue areas;
- Work with a spectrum of labor, climate, environmental justice, community, and business partners to develop new policy proposals, build alignment, and execute shared strategies for policy change in this space;
- Lead BGA’s engagement with the Department of Energy and other relevant agencies around programs focused on industrial transformation and direct investment in emissions reduction and clean technology manufacturing;
- Lead BGA’s advocacy with Congress on legislative vehicles related to industrial transformation, particularly direct investment in emissions reduction and clean technology manufacturing;
- Engage as necessary in and lead regulatory actions related to the industrial sector;
- Serve as an a technical resource for state staff on industrial transformation, including the implementation of federal investments, the development of state-level investment programs, and workforce policy as needed;
- Develop and review public messaging and materials, including policy platforms, policy language, letters, policy memos, technical comments, white papers, reports, presentations, press statements, online materials, and other materials as needed;
- Represent BGA priorities for industrial transformation to the public and the press as needed;
- Provide regular communications and updates on BGA initiatives to staff and partner organizations; and
- Other duties as required.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, with 5 to 7 years of prior work experience in policy, advocacy, labor or business;
- Experience/knowledge regarding climate policy, manufacturing, environmental justice, and industrial emissions reduction pathways are a must; knowledge regarding industrial policy, economics, energy, infrastructure, and labor policy is a plus.
- Experience working either directly for a Member of Congress, relevant federal agency or closely with legislative and/or executive branch offices;
- Experience developing policy proposals, writing persuasive educational materials, lobbying legislators and staff, and mobilizing key constituents;
- Self‐starting, highly motivated, positive attitude, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and preference for working in a fast‐paced environment;
- Ability to assist in the planning, coordinating, and implementing of policy change strategies that involve mobilizing a diverse coalition of organizations;
- Exceptional written and verbal communications skills;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and orientation to building collaborative structures;
- Strong commitment to economic, racial, and environmental justice; and
- A deep commitment to the mission of the BlueGreen Alliance.
Additional Information: Salary range $85,000-$105,000; generous benefits package that includes fully paid family or individual medical and dental, disability plan, 401k with company contribution, generous vacation, wellness days, and ~18 holidays, and a friendly work environment. The D.C. staff is working a hybrid work schedule. Location in Washington, D.C. is preferred, but working remotely from other locations will be considered. This is a union represented position, represented by USW Local 2002.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Jennifer Bakkom‐Gatzke (email@example.com). Please write “Senior Policy Advisor_M&I” in the subject line, and include salary requirements and where you saw the posting. Position will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will remain open until filled.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
BlueGreen Alliance does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, or veteran status in the administration of employment policies, or in any other programs and activities.