Clean Energy Policy Advisor

Job description

Third Way’s Clean Energy Program is committed to the fight against climate change, and we’re seeking a Policy Advisor to join our efforts to create a zero-carbon energy future. This individual will analyze emerging trends in clean energy technologies and policies, explain these trends to an informed audience through written and digital content, and collaborate with teammates and external partners on strategies to advance key policy priorities.



Responsibilities of the Policy Advisor could include:

  • Producing high-impact written reports, memos, op-eds, and digital content that translate complex energy issues to a general interest policy audience in a compelling and easily understandable way;
  • Managing relationships with key constituencies—such as leaders in energy innovation and industry, members of Congress and congressional staff, and climate and clean energy advocates—to promote Third Way’s clean energy and climate agenda;
  • Conducting research and quantitative analysis to better understand the technical and market opportunities and challenges facing emerging clean energy technologies, including carbon capture, advanced nuclear, next-generation renewables, energy storage, and others; and
  • Working with other members of Third Way’s Clean Energy, Communications, and External Affairs teams to plan and execute events and stakeholder engagement activities to further our mission.


The ideal candidate has the following qualifications and skills:

  • A passion for the development and deployment of innovative technologies that will help dramatically reduce carbon emissions and address climate change;
  • An understanding of energy systems and clean energy technologies, including nuclear, renewables, and carbon capture;
  • Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to explain complex topics to a non-expert audience in a clear and engaging way;
  • Experience conducting quantitative analysis, including interpretation and presentation of energy data;
  • Creativity in developing content for digital platforms, such as audio, video, and infographics, as well as traditional written material;
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage coalitions, plan complex events, and coordinate activities with a large number of collaborators and participants;
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience researching or working in clean energy technology and policy; and
  • A graduate degree in a relevant field, or an undergraduate degree along with highly relevant work experience.

In the Third Way Culture, we are looking for…

  • Self-starters: People who see and seize opportunities, take risks, learn from failure, and will bring a sustained passion for our mission.
  • Collaborators: People who work in teams—sharing ideas, brainstorming, co-authoring products, and advancing our shared priorities.
  • Creators: People who foster divergent thinking; that aren’t afraid to take on the orthodoxies of the left or the right. Team members come up with original insights, find unique ways to look at data, and challenge their preconceptions.
  • Results-oriented leaders: People who function with an organizational commitment to clear objectives, ambitious timelines, accountability for results, and a focus on impact.