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Regulatory and Policy Analyst

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    About Us


    Established in 1998, PowerOptions is New England’s largest not-for-profit, energy-buying consortium that empowers other nonprofits and public entities to reduce their carbon footprint, energy complexities and cost with our suite of offerings. PowerOptions’ vision is to create a future of affordable, sustainable and reliable energy for all nonprofits! We do this by acting as a trusted advisor and resource to nearly 500 Member organizations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. PowerOptions brings our Members a comprehensive suite of offerings to meet their energy needs including, but not limited to:
    • Electricity and natural gas supply
    • Cleaner energy alternatives
    • Electric transportation equipment and services
    • Energy efficiency projects and financing, and
    • Energy sustainability planning
    As a nonprofit ourselves, we are a mission-driven and deeply committed team that is passionate about meeting our Members’ energy sustainability needs. Our Members, in turn, can put more focus on their missions and communities, which often include supporting low-income and disadvantaged populations.




    Participating across several groups and forums, the Regulatory and Policy Analyst will be a key person on our team, working to promote, track, and report on environmental and energy regulations and policies at the federal, regional and state levels. The Analyst will be called on to speak and write persuasively on a wide variety of subject matters, be a central repository of knowledge across multiple jurisdictions, and develop working relationships with other stakeholders. The Analyst will report directly to the Director of Market Development and will collaborate with others on the PowerOptions team.

    Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Representing the organization in relevant policy discussions, coalitions, advisory bodies, etc.
    • Engaging in advocacy related to energy cost and reliability, energy efficiency, building decarbonization, and renewable energy.
    • Maintaining a Legislative and Policy Tracker, a database of energy- and clean energy-related developments and trends, and ongoing monitoring of other industry activity.
    • Researching and drafting legislative and policy talking points and summaries.
    • Supporting PowerOptions leadership in preparation of public testimony, remarks, and presentations.
    • Presenting to groups, including Members, staff, Board, and others.
    • Supporting strategic partnerships with climate and energy stakeholders.
    • Assisting with communications – newsletters, website material, social media, emails, blogs, and webinars

    • Support for market development efforts including listening to members, watching industry and policy trends, and consulting with PowerOptions staff to assist with identification of new programs and services to support member needs.




    The ideal candidate will be familiar with clean energy policies, climate goals, and the regional electricity market. They will possess a degree in economics, political science, environmental or energy policy, environmental justice, business, engineering, or a related field. They will have the ability to travel occasionally within Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

    Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

    • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
    • Skill in presentation composition, communication technology and engaging diverse audiences.
    • Relevant professional experience in an energy- or advocacy-oriented role.
    • Impeccable analytical and technical capabilities, with close attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently, with initial guidance.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Ability to tackle and prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously.
    • Flexible and adaptable demeanor in fast-paced settings.
    • Willingness to work on administrative tasks as needed to support a small team.
    • Proficiency in Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Social Media Platforms.

    Preferred qualifications include:

    • Interest in or knowledge of energy and clean energy.
    • Experience in roles in a legislative office/committee or at a relevant executive agency (energy office, public utilities commission, etc.).
    • Experience in policy/advocacy roles with a nonprofit or private firm.
    • Familiarity with large coalitions and working with many parties on a day-to-day basis.
    • Familiarity with clean energy technologies/policies; quantitative/data-analysis skills preferred.
    • Familiarity with the MA, CT, and RI regulatory agencies and their processes.
    • Familiarity with ISO-NE and its position in the region.


    How to Apply:


    Applications will be accepted until March 29th, 2024. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    Complete applications must include a cover letter and a current resume with link to your LinkedIn profile. Send your application to: with the subject heading: Regulatory and Policy Analyst.