The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.
North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Audubon Delta is the regional office of the National Audubon Society, encompassing the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and combining the former state office of Audubon Louisiana with two other state offices. The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon has had a presence on the Gulf Coast for nearly a century and is invested thoroughly in the region. Audubon Delta has built a reputation as a pragmatic advocate for clean energy transition, backed by best available science and supported by inclusive coalition-building.
Reporting to the Director of Policy for Audubon Delta, the Policy Manager, Energy, is a key member of the Audubon Delta policy team, focusing on climate and clean energy issues engagement across Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This position will work to target and promote Audubon’s support for the rapid deployment of responsibly sited and operated transmission and generation infrastructure to hasten the transition to clean energy. The incumbent will work closely with Audubon national and state staff, chapters, industry, federal, state and local government agencies, grid planning organizations and other partners.
The Policy Manager, Energy will be responsible for managing and growing Audubon’s Transmission initiative, monitoring and engaging in dockets at public service commissions in the three Delta region states and in the City of New Orleans, and participating in offshore wind initiatives in the Gulf as appropriate. The work will include: drafting policy technical comments and filing in dockets that align with Audubon Delta priorities, engagement and advocacy to improve transmission planning, siting, and permitting policies through federal, RTO, state and local transmission planning and permitting processes, member and policy-maker education on the importance of improved transmission and clean energy transition policies, and advocacy in support of priority transmission and clean energy transition projects.
**This position will work remotely and can be located in Arkansas, Mississippi, or Louisiana.
Please take a look at Audubon’s transmission report.
$75,000 / year
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