San Francisco, California
About the Energy Foundation

The Energy Foundation’s nonprofit mission is to serve the public interest by building a strong clean energy economy. Pragmatic and nonpartisan, the foundation supports education and analysis to promote policy solutions that build markets for clean energy technology. Advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency can open doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. 

A partnership of leading foundations launched the Energy Foundation in 1991 and Energy Foundation China in 1999. In the U.S., we advance energy efficiency and renewable energy in the power, transportation, and buildings sectors. The Policy and Public Engagement programs focus on strategy development and campaign design, while the Strategic Communications Program develops capacities and strategies in the regions and nationally. The States & Regions Team is a cross-disciplinary team of policy, communications, and campaign experts dedicated to advancing strong state and regional climate and clean energy policies.

For more than 25 years we have supported grantees to help educate policymakers and the general public about the health and economic benefits of a clean energy economy. Grantees include business, health, labor, environmental, faith, equity, and consumer groups, as well as policy experts, military organizations, think tanks, and universities.

The foundation’s headquarters are in San Francisco, CA, with satellite locations in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; and Las Vegas, NV. Energy Foundation China offices are located in Beijing, China.

Position Summary

The Public Engagement Program is the driver of innovation for EF’s overall U.S. strategy around campaigns. The Program Director, Public Engagement is a newly created role to deepen and expand the foundation’s long-view strategic campaign work as well as to enhance near-term efforts to strengthen advocacy networks and accelerate national policy progress.

Reporting to the Vice President, Public Engagement, the Program Director, Public Engagement works to guide national campaign strategies and elevate new voices for clean energy and climate action. As such, the Public Engagement Director works with the States and Regions, Strategic Communications, and Policy teams, synthesizing information from consultants, grantees, analysts, policymakers, and industry to develop effective and long-term approaches to advancing energy policies. Success for this position is building a durable landscape to support deep transformation toward an energy system that is clean, profitable, reliable, low-cost, and safe.

We are working with Waldron, a recruiting firm, to fill this position. To learn more or apply for this position, please see the full position profile here.