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Program Director, Strategic Communications

Program Director, strategic communications

Location: San Francisco, CA

About Energy Foundation

The Energy Foundation’s nonprofit mission is to serve the public interest by building a strong clean energy economy. The foundation supports education and analysis to promote pragmatic, non-partisan policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency, building markets for clean energy technology and opening doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution.

For more than 25 years, Energy Foundation has 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, free-market, and consumer groups, as well as policy experts, military organizations, think tanks, and universities.

Energy Foundation’s comprehensive approach advances energy efficiency and renewable energy in the power, transportation, and buildings sectors. Working together, our Policy and Public Engagement programs focus on developing innovative policies and campaigns to help propel clean energy development in these sectors, while our Strategic Communications Program develops powerful narrative and communications strategies designed to build support for our work regionally and nationwide. Our States and 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.

Energy Foundation’s founding office is in San Francisco, CA, with additional offices in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; and Las Vegas, NV.

Position summary

The Program Director, Strategic Communications will lead Energy Foundation’s national strategic communications. This position manages a portfolio of grants and coordinates with key funding partners to pursue communications strategies that advance clean energy and climate action in the U.S.


  • Oversee the development and implementation of a national, multi-channel communications strategy for the climate/energy advocacy community.
  • Partner with internal staff, experts, and funding partners to advise on policy/campaign communications strategies.
  • Lead the coordination of U.S. funders investing in communications, including understanding the grantee and funding landscape, exploring opportunities for alignment, and supporting strategic innovation to fill key gaps.
  • Fundraise for the field of communications grantees and experts.
  • Support a network of communications practitioners focused on climate and clean energy in the U.S., including aligning strategy, building capacity, and coordinating actions.
  • Manage a portion of a Program Associate’s time devoted to strategic communications.

Learn more about this position and how to apply here.

How to Apply

Energy Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more information and to learn how to apply, please see the position profile on the Chaloner website.