Staff, Temporary, & Internship Positions:

MEIC is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. The work environment is friendly, fun, cooperative, and fast-paced. Staff members need to be able to work independently and adapt to changing priorities. MEIC will not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law (“protected classes”). MEIC will make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability in compliance with federal, state, and local law.

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Clean Energy Program Director or Advocate

Location: Helena, Montana
Type: Permanent, full time after 1-year probationary period.
Reports to: Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs.
Travel: Some overnight travel, both in-state and out-of-state required.
Compensation: $47,000 to 52,000/year, DOE plus excellent benefits.

MEIC is hiring a Clean Energy Program Director or Advocate (depending on qualifications and experience) to lead MEIC’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis through the deployment of clean energy solutions. This person, who must be innovative and dynamic, is responsible for MEIC’s campaigns to create strong clean energy policies in the state in order to accelerate an equitable transition away from fossil fuels.

The duties include lobbying at the State legislature, working with utilities and state agencies, public advocacy, organizing and outreach, and working to develop and implement clean energy programs that restore and protect a clean and healthy environment for all. The specific issues include, but are not limited to, renewable energy, energy storage, conservation and energy efficiency, low-carbon fuels, utility planning, transmission, and clean transportation. Click here for the full job description.

Compensation: MEIC offers compensation commensurate with skills and experience and a competitive benefits package that includes: health insurance, sabbatical leave, paid vacation and holiday leave, sick leave, and retirement account contributions after two years of employment. Starting salary for this position will be in the $47,000-$52,000 range.

Reports To: Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs.

To Apply: Please combine a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references into a single PDF file (preferably) and email to jobs@meic.org. Application review will begin November 30th; the position is open until filled.

Knowledge, Competencies, & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. A graduate degree or comparable work in a related field is preferred.
  • Three years of experience in clean energy or a related field is strongly preferred. However, MEIC encourages applications from those with a passion for clean energy and who meet the other qualifications even though they may not yet have extensive experience in the clean energy area.
  • Understanding of Montana’s energy system and its connection to the climate crisis.
  • Keen awareness of Montana’s political landscape, especially as it pertains to environmental and energy issues and policies.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and justice and an understanding of how these values intersect with environmental issues.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strong and persuasive public speaking and writing skills. Capacity to understand technical energy issues and translate them into accessible, engaging language.
  • Social and emotional intelligence.
  • Highly-motivated and self-starter with the ability to work independently. Also, an ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Comfortable with confrontational advocacy and resilient in high stress conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act quickly, strategically, and enthusiastically.
  • Legislative lobbying experience preferred but not required.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work on many projects at the same time.

Click here for the full job description.

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