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Louisiana Program Associate

Hybrid, Work must be performed in Louisiana, US

Details

Job Type:Full Time
Start Date:September 2, 2024
Application Deadline:August 1, 2024
Education:4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level:Entry level
Salary:USD $50,000 - $55,000 / year

Description

POSITION: Louisiana Program Associate (Full-Time)


COMPANY: Southeastern Wind Coalition

The Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) is a non-profit coalition working with industry, academia, partner NGOs, government, and utilities to advance the land-based and offshore wind industry in the Southeastern U.S. We take a business-minded and economically focused approach to building the case for wind energy, including the wind supply chain. SEWC regularly convenes stakeholders across our 11-state footprint and leads or participates in strategically important initiatives and discussions to bring wind to the region. We are passionate about growing the wind industry in the Southeast. More information is available on our website at http://www.sewind.org


POSITION DETAILS

  • 40 hour week with standard working hours of 8-4 CT
  • Competitive non-profit salary range of $50-$55k, 401k plan with company match, technology stipend, paid time off, 13+ paid holidays, and healthcare reimbursement account.
  • SEWC is a fully remote organization but this position does require in-person stakeholder engagement work. Employee will work from home and should be located in Louisiana but will be expected to attend:
  • In-person meetings in New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA up to 2-4 times/month
  • Minimal out of state travel (1-2 trips/year)


THE JOB

SUMMARY

The Louisiana Program Associate will be an integral part of advancing SEWC’s program and policy priorities. This includes leading various outreach and education efforts, establishing relationships with stakeholders, and all other aspects of the business. The focus of this position will include stakeholder engagement, communications, and some topic-level research. You will be part of a small, energetic, growing, and mission-driven organization with an entrepreneurial culture. Can-do attitudes and self-starters will fit well.  This position reports to the Louisiana Program Manager.


DUTIES

Short-Term

  • Works with the Program Manager to educate/convene stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Create/maintain relationships with various stakeholders including lawmakers, local governments, state/federal agencies, universities, NGOs, wind industry supply chain companies, wind developers, utilities, and economic developers.
  • Create outreach documents and resources to be used by partners.
  • Lead and assist partners with education and outreach efforts to elected officials.
  • Analyze state and federal legislation, state-led solicitations, regulatory docket filings, and other relevant policies. 
  • Perform research and analysis on a variety of wind-related topics (technology, wind impacts, economics, etc.).
  • Support communications strategy and activities for Louisiana.
  • Organize and execute Louisiana communications strategy
  • Update the SEWC website, social media platforms
  • Use Canva or other graphics tools to create messaging aligned with communications strategy
  • Lead planning for local, state, and regional events.
  • Provide administrative support for coalition efforts including working groups, webinars, and outreach and education events.


Long-Term

  • Represent SEWC at a variety of speaking engagements, conferences, events, meetings with decision makers, etc. to speak on wind technology, policy, and regulatory issues with authority.  
  • Support the development and execution of legislative strategy, outreach, and legislator education. Become more independent in decision-making and identify opportunities for leadership.
  • Develop strategic thinking and co-lead planning and development with the Program Manager and SEWC team. Be able to think critically and participate in high-level discussions about state, regional, and industry needs.
  • Identify and lead potential new initiatives to advance wind energy within Louisiana and across the Southeast.


QUALIFICATIONS

MUST HAVES

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a relevant field.
  • Creative thinking & problem solving skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects and tasks, work effectively with little supervision, and know when to ask for help.
  • The candidate must be a self starter and be able to provide examples of proactive thinking and initiatives.
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Ability to set and manage numerous ongoing and one time priorities
  • Organize Louisiana communications calendar, outreach calendars, and project priorities 
  • The ability to work effectively from home
  • Strong interpersonal & stakeholder management skills 
  • Must be capable of developing strong professional relationships with a broad range of stakeholders (industry, non-profits, government, policy-makers) largely via phone, video call, and email.
  • Relevant experience in NGOs, government relations, campaign, Capitol Hill, or other relevant fast-paced, professional environments is highly desirable.
  • Communication & public speaking skills 
  • Strong track record of being able to distill complex technical information to a broader audience. 
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills. 
  • A passion for seeing the clean energy industry grow and helping to make it happen.


NICE TO HAVES

  • Master’s degree or 2-3 years of work experience in relevant fields.
  • Experience in energy, environmental, or climate fields.
  • Experience organizing partners, convening stakeholders, facilitating discussions, and gaining consensus.


The Southeastern Wind Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse team dedicated to furthering the equitable development of wind in the Southeast US. We encourage applications from women, minority groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.


HOW TO APPLY

  1. Pitch yourself in 250 words or less in an email to info@sewind.org
  2. Attach your resume and include “Louisiana Program Associate” in the subject line.
  3. Email and resume must be received by August 1, 2024.


POSITION: Louisiana Program Associate (Full-Time)


COMPANY: Southeastern Wind Coalition

The Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) is a non-profit coalition working with industry, academia, partner NGOs, government, and utilities to advance…

Benefits

  • 401k plan with company match
  • Technology stipend
  • Paid time off
  • 13+ paid holidays
  • Healthcare reimbursement account.


  • 401k plan with company match
  • Technology stipend
  • Paid time off
  • 13+ paid holidays
  • Healthcare reimbursement account.


Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Louisiana, US
New Orleans, LA, USA

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Pitch yourself in 250 words or less in an email to info@sewind.org
  2. Attach your resume and include “Louisiana Program Associate” in the subject line.
  3. Email and resume must be received by August 1, 2024.


HOW TO APPLY

  1. Pitch yourself in 250 words or less in an email to info@sewind.org
  2. Attach your resume and include “Louisiana Program Associate” in the subject line.
  3. Email and resume must…

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