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 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. To learn more about the Energy Foundation, visit http://www.ef.org/

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of work experience within energy markets (e.g., renewable energy projects, project or venture finance, corporate strategy, economic regulatory entities). Experience with non-profit or philanthropic organizations is desirable but not required. Outstanding public speaking and writing skills are necessary, including the ability to present complex information in meaningful and compelling ways.

The Policy Director, Clean Energy Markets position is located in EF’s San Francisco office. This position requires some travel, estimated to be 6-12 times a year for 1-3 business days at a time.