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Director of Macro Grid Initiative

Washington DC

ACORE seeks a Director to help drive activities and impact on its Macro Grid Initiative, a national campaign to accelerate public and policymaker support for an expanded National and Eastern Interconnection Macro Grid to reduce carbon emissions and enable high renewable energy penetration. The ideal candidate will have subject matter expertise on electric transmission, power market and renewable energy issues; ten years of advocacy, communications and/or lobbying experience; and a demonstrated track record overseeing and successfully executing multi-faceted projects on tight deadlines.

 

Key Job Duties

Build support among federal policymakers and various energy policy stakeholders for a national transmission grid

Enlist governors and other state leaders in advancing the next round of regional and interregional transmission planning in partnership with regional organizations

Help promote a new FERC transmission planning rule

Drive and execute day-to-day activities of the Macro Grid Initiative

Play a key role in ACORE advocacy and grid policy initiatives, including coordination of meetings and preparation of presentations and analyses for use with Federal and state officials

Collaborate with ACORE programs, communications, membership, sponsorship and other internal teams in support of ACORE’s mission and organizational objectives

Produce high-quality written materials, including white papers, presentations, public comments, briefings, and blogs in coordination with both internal and external experts

Prepare content for the ACORE website, annual report, and other external publications in coordination with the communications team

Stay abreast of renewable energy and transmission trends and act as a point of contact for related internal and external inquiries

Represent ACORE at meetings

 

Required Skills/Knowledge

Ten years advocacy, communications and/or lobbying experience

Subject matter expertise on transmission planning (e.g. FERC Order No. 1000) and renewable energy integration

Demonstrated track record successfully executing multi-faceted projects on tight timelines

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

Highly organized, strong attention to detail

Experience working with diverse stakeholders, partners, and member companies

Collaborative and collegial work style that compliments a small office

Bachelor’s degree required, postgraduate degree a plus

 

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, highlighting your specific qualifications for the position and a personal resume to: careers@acore.org. Interviews will be promptly scheduled with candidates that best fit the requirements enumerated above.



Posted May 6, 2020



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