About The Organization

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 Program 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 business and community leaders, policymakers, and the general public about the health and economic benefits of a clean energy economy. Grantees include business, health, labor, environmental, faith, and consumer groups, as well as policy leaders, 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. To learn more about the Energy Foundation, visit http://www.ef.org.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a minimum of ten years of experience with increasing responsibility in communications, public relations, and/or media relations. A track record of success in developing and executing multiple communications strategies and public relations campaigns in a state or national context is required. A background with issues/crisis management is essential. Experience in clean energy, climate, and/or related public policy issues is helpful, but not necessary.

An undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Some work travel is required.

Experience managing and developing staff, as well as overseeing external agency support is necessary. Outstanding writing, editing, and interpersonal skills are essential for the role, as is developing content in a collaborative, professional environment. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record defining, positioning, differentiating, and building strong brands.