Policy Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



20 North Upper Wacker Drive
United States


Organization Overview

At MEEA, we leverage our unique position as the Midwest’s key champion and trusted information resource on energy efficiency policies and programs to help our members and stakeholders identify, understand and implement cost-effective energy efficiency strategies that provide economic and environmental benefits. As a collaborative network and an influential membership organization spanning thirteen states, we provide a professional forum where energy providers, policymakers, implementers, manufacturers, advocates, and other stakeholders can make connections, seek advice and learn about energy efficiency. With our dynamic annual conference, MEEA plays an important role in forging partnerships, promoting new technologies and curating the evolving conversation around economic sustainability and environmental stewardship from energy efficiency.

Position Summary

The Policy Manager is a member of MEEA’s Policy team. The Policy Manager’s work will be

to advance energy efficiency policies at the regional, state and local levels; promote the

value of energy efficiency to key thought leaders (legislators, regulators, commissioners,

staff and advocates) and identify policy and regulatory best practices, trends and lessons

learned from across the region and throughout the country.

The Policy Manager will help represent MEEA at various industry meetings, including NASEO,

NARUC, NASUCA and MARC and will be expected to maintain and foster existing relationships

in the energy efficiency community that will advance the work of the MEEA.


The primary project involves outreach to MEEA’s members in order to:

• Track the status of energy and climate policy in MEEA’s thirteen state Midwest footprint

at the state and local levels, tracking trends, best practices and lessons learned

• Lead in managing policy advocacy through coalition building stakeholder engagement

• Manage educational and outreach activities to increase awareness and understanding of energy efficiency

• Develop research and advocacy materials, including white papers, fact sheets, testimony

and presentations

• Lead initiative to increase awareness of and support for energy efficiency with legislators, regulators and state Administrations

• Support management of policy-related grant proposals, deliverables and reporting

• Coordinate MEEA’s public communications on policy-related issues as state and

regional levels

• Manage policy associate, research analyst and interns


The successful candidate will be expected to have the following qualifications:

• B.A. or B.S. in: public policy, political science, or a related field

• Advanced degree in relevant field, preferred

• Minimum 4 years’ experience in public policy or advocacy required, with knowledge of

the energy industry preferred

• Strong facilitation and coalition building skills amongst diverse stakeholders

• Strong oral and written presentation skills

• Ability to take initiative as well as work in a team environment

• History of strong project management experience with proven success with meeting

deadlines and the ability of adapt to shifting priorities

• Passion for energy efficiency


Civic Opera Building

20 N Wacker Dr.

Chicago, IL 60606

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@mwalliance.org with Subject: “Policy Manager”

by March 23, 2018. Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing

samples and three references. No phone calls please.

MEEA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of

nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, creed, class,

sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.