Senior Policy Director

Salary Range:
$170,000 - $185,000

Position Summary

Evergreen seeks a Senior Policy Director to help us maximize our impact by advancing the policies that are needed to confront the climate crisis and build a just, thriving and inclusive clean energy economy. This role is responsible for leading a policy team that sits at the center of our theory of change, developing and advancing bold, actionable climate policies.

The Senior Policy Director leads the organization in moving aggressively to identify and seize new opportunities and respond to breaking developments that arise around climate policy in the Biden administration and in Congress. The Senior Policy Director will also work with the States team to help advance climate action at the state level, and with our Campaigns, Communications and Digital teams to maximize the reach and impact of Evergreen’s policy interventions, with policymakers, the press, and the public.

If you have a passion for policy and team leadership and want to work for an organization at the cutting-edge of taking on the climate crisis, we want to hear from you. 

Responsibilities and Tasks 

  • Lead Evergreen’s policy agenda, including primary responsibility for developing and advancing the organization’s policy priorities.
  • Manage a policy team of staff and consultants in their work researching, developing and communicating around policies needed to build a just, inclusive and thriving clean energy economy—including in the power sector, transportation, buildings, industrial sectors, environmental justice, and conservation.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership for the organization, and the climate movement, in advancing a bold, actionable policy agenda based on standards, investments and justice.
  • Work with Campaigns, Communications and Digital teams to communicate Evergreen policy positions to federal lawmakers, advocacy partners, the press, and the public.
  • Partner with the States team to help advance climate action at the nexus of federal and state policy.

First-Year Milestones

In your first 90 days you will have: 

  • Established effective management systems and work plans for the Policy Team.
  • Worked with the Evergreen leadership team to identify and make progress on near-term priority policy products and areas of focus.
  • Managed or executed regular policy analyses, and organizational communique, on federal regulatory and legislative policy matters.

In 6 months you will have:

  • Built a strategy for the structure, operations and growth of the Policy Team to continue to meet core organization goals, over the intermediate and long term. 
  • Exercised Evergreen’s policy input to inform federal policy that is advancing in federal agencies and Congress, and its debate in the public and press.

In 1 year you will have:

  • Advanced key policies across Evergreen’s range of sectoral priorities.
  • Maintained and expanded Evergreen’s voice as an authority on the federal policies necessary to tackle the climate crisis and build a thriving, just and inclusive clean energy economy.

What You Bring 

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job so we encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications as described 

  • 10+ years of experience in policy research, development and/or advocacy in government or for a non-profit or comparable organization
  • Excellent personnel management skills and ability to collaboratively and clearly lead multiple stakeholders to successful completion of numerous projects simultaneously
  • Expertise in federal climate policy
  • An ideas-generator mindset, and ability to ideate something new and see it through completion 
  • Passion for the role of policy in building a better world

Compensation and Benefits

Salary: 170,000 - 185,000

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employee and dependents, 3% employer match on retirement contributions and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter or reference materials (portfolio, website, blog) via our hiring portal. We encourage you to submit any materials you believe will help us best assess your qualifications. We will accept applications as needed with priority given to the earliest applications. The anticipated start date for this person will be March 1, 2023.

About Evergreen

Evergreen’s mission is to lead an all-of-government mobilization to defeat the climate crisis and build a just and thriving clean energy economy by raising standards, catalyzing investment, and centering justice at the heart of economic transformation. We collaborate with climate and community leaders, and advocate for policymakers to adopt the urgent climate and economic policies that science demands.

Hiring Statement

Evergreen is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Evergreen is a fully remote organization and our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working. Learn more about our goals, values and team here: