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Regulatory Affairs Advocate

Employer
California Environmental Voters
Location
Sacramento County, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 17, 2021

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Title: Regulatory Affairs Advocate

Employment Type: Full time

Position Location: Sacramento (partly remote)

Reports to: Legislative Affairs Manager

DESCRIPTION

We believe this moment requires transformative change.

The climate crisis is here. And Black, Indigenous and people of color have been bearing the burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. We have the solutions to stop climate change, but we lack the political will to do it at the rate and scale that's needed.

California League of Conservation Voters exists to build the political will and power to solve the climate crisis, use climate action to advance justice, and create a global roadmap. To protect our water, land, air, and our most vulnerable communities, we organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change.

Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

CLCV Education Fund, CLCV's 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California's air, water and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. For more information, please visit www.clcvedfund.org.

The work of CLCV and CLCV Ed Fund to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging black, indigenous, and people of color, among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Regulatory Affairs Advocate works directly with the Legislative Affairs Manager and Legislative Affairs Associate to support CLCV's regulatory advocacy with a focus on invigorating and refocusing California's leadership on our path to clean energy. This position will play an important support role in executing CLCV's policy agenda and working to ensure that the implementation of California's environmental laws prioritizes strong protections for public health and the environment. This role will be critical in advancing CLCV's efforts to defend and work to implement SB 100, push for policies to transition California away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy, ensure that the needs and experiences of communities of color who are heavily impacted by these policies are prioritized, and to strengthen the voice of the environmental community in the policy-making and implementation. This position will be remote work-from-home half the time and work in the office half the time. This position, will eventually work out of the Sacramento office with occasional travel to attend staff meetings in Oakland and Los Angeles.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead CLCV's regulatory advocacy including advocating for the implementation of laws which CLCV supports, including but not limited to:
  • Pushing for the California Air Resources Board to adopt a bold and aggressive updated Scoping Plan to identify how the state can implement SB 100 to reach California's 100% clean energy goal, as well as meet our 2030 climate targets, including the continuation of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
  • Implementation of Executive Order N-79-20 to phase out gasoline-powered cars and drastically reduce demand for fossil fuel in California's transportation sector.
  • The California Geologic Energy Management's update of oil and gas regulations to strengthen protections the environment and for public health and safety from oil extraction, pursuant to AB 1057 (Limon, 2019).
  • The California Public Utilities Commission's active proceeding on Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 to ensure that any changes prioritize making the program more sustainable and equitable to more people in California.
  • The California Energy Commission's adoption of building energy efficiency standards, ensuring the policy is achieved in an equitable way.
  • The Department of General Services continuation of the implementation of the Buy Clean California Act to ensure the strength and effectiveness of the program as new materials are considered to be added.
  • Directing engagement and meetings with key targets, staff, and decision makers including Governor Newsom and authors of key bills passed into law that impact regulatory change.
  • Attending hearings and workshops to relevant rulemaking decisions or implementation steps.
  • Track regulatory action at state agencies which advance environmental and environmental justice policy priorities.
  • Work cross-departmentally within CLCV to ensure that regional partners, CLCV's members, donors, and the general public are all educated and engaged on regulatory decisions and actions.
  • Working with other staff on drafting communications messaging for effective organizing around regulatory priorities.
  • Advise the organization on new state legislation that is needed and make recommendations on positions the organization should take on legislation that involves state agencies or requires regulatory action for implementation.
  • Assist organization with updating important regulatory decisions that the organization should prioritize and that should inform our legislative and organizing work.
  • Identify areas for and create innovation around advocacy, engagement, and coalition building.
  • Perform policy research on policy issues related to regulatory priorities.
  • Maintain and develop strong partnerships with allies and build relationships with key progressive coalitions to effectively work with them to support our policy priorities.
  • Support targeted education, outreach and relationship-building activities with regulatory decision makers in coordination and cooperation with the organization's Political, Program and Education Fund staff.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of environmental policy and the California policy making process, particularly those that benefit disadvantages communities and communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and environmental policy decisions made at the state level.
  • Exceptional relationship cultivation, communication, networking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong initiative, drive, creativity, and resourcefulness.
  • Strong written and oral advocacy skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-driven projects and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively individually and as a team.
  • Exercises sound independent judgment and decision making.
  • Thrives on change, innovation, and teamwork.

Preferred:
  • Has a strong understanding of California's political environmental landscape.
  • Has a strong understanding of an array of key environmental, environmental justice, and good government policies.
  • Is passionate about protecting California's environment and pushing a bold climate justice & clean energy agenda.
  • Has a vision for how to build power within the environmental movement to meaningfully address the climate crisis and advance racial and social justice.
  • Knowledge of environmental, climate, clean energy and public lands issues.
  • Strong awareness of skills and knowledge required for political organizing.


COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in this highly respected organization.

Compensation: $45,000 - $60,000 per year dependent on experience and qualifications

CLCV offers a generous benefits package, including pro-rata basis of the medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k) retirement program with employer match; discounted pre-tax Commuter Checks for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; and optional life insurance. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale

This position is guaranteed for a period of one year and, dependent on additional funding, is intended to be extended beyond one year.

?TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter, resume to CLCVJobs@ecovote.org. Please write "Regulatory Affairs Advocate" in the subject line. The position is open until filled. No phone calls please. Please note: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

The CLCV and CLCV Education Fund are committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.
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