Position Purpose & Responsibilities: This newly-created position will help raise the profile of the hydropower industry in the ongoing state, regional and federal energy debates. This person, based in Washington, DC, will report to NHA’s Vice President of Governmental Affairs.
Providing NHA members access to timely information about state and regional legislative policies of importance to the hydropower industry.
Engaging with state policy thought leaders, include governor energy advisors and legislators, to raise the profile of the hydropower industry.
Identifying and leading NHA’s engagement on a handful of transformative state and/or regional legislative issues.
Presenting oral and written testimony in state legislatures.
Building strong state legislative contacts.
Leveraging other aspects of NHA’s advocacy efforts, including market strategy and regulatory affairs, communications, and member events;
Managing consultants as appropriate; and
Serving as a spokesperson for the Association.
Assisting on federal legislative issues as needed.
Supporting the CEO in building alliances with traditional and non-traditional allies (e.g., electricity industry trades, clean energy trades, climate advocates, etc.) to strengthen hydropower’s profile in on-going energy policy debates.
Contributing to NHA’s continued performance as a high performing organization by delivering on our strategic goals, including membership development and retention, mentoring staff, and encouraging a fun, collaborative work environment.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working on legislative, policy and/or regulatory issues;
Knowledge of electricity issues, especially hydropower, preferred;
Experience working with diverse stakeholders particularly coalition building, preferred; and
Excellent communication, political advocacy and analytical skills, and sense of humor required.
About The National Hydropower Association
NHA is a national non-profit trade association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of the U.S. hydropower industry, including conventional, pumped storage, and new marine and hydrokinetic technologies. NHA’s membership consists of over 240 organizations, including consumer-owned utilities, investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, equipment manufacturers, environmental and engineering firms, and attorneys.