Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is hiring a Building Decarbonization Policy Advisor or Senior Policy Advisor to join our Clean Energy Team. Working under the direction of the Building Decarbonization Manager, the Building Decarbonization Policy Advisor or Senior Advisor will work to advance policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels in buildings across the Mountain West and Desert Southwest. The Building Decarbonization Policy Advisor or Senior Advisor will research and advocate for policies to increase investments in beneficial electrification and reduce utility spending on gas distribution infrastructure. The Building Decarbonization Policy Advisor or Senior Advisor will develop research, analyses, testimony, and outreach materials; advocate for buildings decarbonization policies before state regulatory agencies and legislatures; and build relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders. The Building Decarbonization Policy Advisor or Senior Advisor will collaborate with partners to create and leverage opportunities to advance WRA’s clean energy objectives and diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives.
This position may work remotely in one of the states in which WRA’s Clean Energy Program is active (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah); from one of WRA’s six offices; or a hybrid of the two. WRA has offices located in Boulder, CO; Carson City, NV; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; and Santa Fe, NM.
Salary And Benefits
The salary range is $55,000-$89,500 annually for a Policy Advisor, and $86,500-$121,000 annually for a Senior Policy Advisor; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes a 401(k) retirement plan with up to 5% matching and health, dental, vision, and life & disability insurance with 100% of premiums paid by WRA. Annually, staff receive three weeks paid vacation leave to start, twelve paid sick days, one paid volunteer day, one paid birthday off, 12 paid holidays, and WRA is closed for Winter Break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for additional paid time off. After one-year employees are eligible for up to twelve weeks of parental leave with the first six weeks paid, and after five years, staff are eligible for up to twelve weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Position is full-time exempt.