[URPE] Public Citizen job opening
tslocum at citizen.org
Thu Aug 16 08:40:00 MDT 2007
Public Citizen's Energy Program is hiring a Legislative Director. From
electricity deregulation to climate change to stopping nuclear power to
monitoring special interest goodies in energy legislation and holding
Big Oil accountable, this position will be in the middle of it all,
working to enact policies to help working Americans and to help protect
the planet. Please forward to any lists or individuals that you think
would be interested!
PUBLIC CITIZEN'S ENERGY PROGRAM
Title: Legislative Director
General Description: The legislative director leads Public Citizen's
legislative and public education program on a variety of energy policy
issues, including climate change, nuclear power, electricity
deregulation, oil and gas matters and promotion of renewable energy and
energy efficiency. The legislative director develops policy positions;
meets with members of Congress and their staff and with executive branch
officials to advance Public Citizen's positions; and develops and
implements campaigns and media strategies in support of legislative
* Directly lobby members of Congress, congressional staff, and
executive branch officials; respond to information requests; prepare and
give congressional testimony.
* Track and analyze legislation and regulations; and prepare lobbying
and public education materials.
* Develop policy positions and set research and outreach agendas in
collaboration with the Director of the Energy Program.
* Help develop media strategies; respond to media inquiries; prepare
news advisories, press releases, editorial board memos, op-eds and
letters to the editor; help develop an informative, current and
action-oriented website; represent the Energy Program in public forums.
* Build and coordinate coalition activities with other national and
* Supervise staff and interns.
* Assist the director in developing grant proposals and preparing grant
* Education: College degree required.
* Knowledge: Experience with Capitol Hill and energy issues,
legislative strategy and
advocacy and media relations.
* Work Experience: Minimum of three years experience in lobbying,
advocacy, and public policy, preferably on energy issues.
* Skills: Excellent written and oral communication; good interpersonal
skills; strong analytical and research skills; ability to multi-task.
* Capabilities: Strongly motivated and able to provide leadership, work
well with a wide variety of people and coordinate diverse tasks;
innovative thinker and problem solver; ability to respond quickly to
legislative developments and take advantage of breaking news.
* Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to the public
interest; long hours; occasional travel. Walking two flights of stairs
and several blocks to and from congressional offices.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:
Public Citizen's Energy Program
215 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20003
tslocum at citizen.org
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