Associate, Innovations Team

  • 1425 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is an alliance of large clean energy buyers, developers, and service providers who, together with NGO partners, are unlocking the marketplace for all non-residential energy buyers to lead a rapid transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future.  REBA’s vision is a resilient zero-carbon energy system where every organization has a viable, expedient, and cost-effective pathway to renewable energy.

Job Description

Overview

We are seeking a dynamic clean energy professional who can learn quickly and help create significant, non-incremental change.  REBA Associates have sound quantitative training and several years relevant work experience. We look for demonstrated success in solving challenging problems, the ability to think in numbers, and lead groups and policy processes. We expect self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, the ability to drive oneself and others toward meaningful results, and a passion for making the world better.

REBA’s Innovations Team

The REBA Innovations team helps REBA members achieve their goal of 60GW of renewable energy by 2025, expands the market of renewable energy buyers to thousands of companies, and supports REBA’s vision of getting to a zero-carbon energy future.  This team seeks to:

·       Ensure public policies, legislation, and regulations support and promote clean energy markets.

·       Overcome market and policy barriers to buyer participation in clean energy markets.

·       Provide a central point for REBA members to understand public policy, and the utility landscape and find ways to engage effectively.

·       Align market and technology innovation projects with policy, legislative, and regulatory innovations.

 

Core Responsibilities

·       Develop or manage development of ongoing written educational content (primers, TBD newsletter, etc.)

·       Develop content for quarterly webinars

·       Develop educational materials  (webinars, case studies, etc.)

·       Coordinate with REBA staff on related member portal content

·       Manage logistics and execution of site visits

·       Support and facilitate member meetings and workshops

·       Other duties as assigned 

Other responsibilities

·       Seek out and manage high-quality data related to solving complex problems and issues

·       Create innovative problem-solving approaches to drive project insights

·       Support member relations and help facilitate network engagement through communications, convenings, surveys, and on-going engagement with senior partners

·       Conduct market research, identify new market channels, and recommend improvements

·       Develop and maintain replicable tools and platforms

·       Engage with external experts via phone interviews, conferences, and response to outreach requests

·       Collaborate with team members to provide resources and project support

·       Identify opportunities and develop strategies for REBA and external clients

·       Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in sustainability, energy, public policy, or other relevant field and 2 or more years’ experience; or relevant undergraduate degree and 5 or more years’ experience; or the equivalent in professional experience
  • Experience in clean energy technology preferred, but not required
  • Passion for achieving REBA’s vision of a resilient zero-carbon energy system
  • Shared commitment to REBA’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence (RISE)
  • The ability to take initiative, anticipate modifications from changing priorities, and provide suggestions on ways to improve processes and solutions
  • Detail-oriented and organized about capturing and conveying key information
  • Analytical and able to balance and incorporate new information, and synthesize trends, in an area where there will be divergent perspectives among members
  • A strong desire to learn about new technologies and the way the clean technology innovation ecosystem works through national labs, incubator and accelerator networks
  • An experienced communicator with the listening and verbal skills to facilitate conversations, conduct interviews and distill key pieces of information; and the written skills to author blogs and one page summaries that elevate the importance of bringing corporates, national labs and start-ups together to accelerate clean energy deployment
  • Enthusiasm for helping organize workshops and site visits, communicate frequently with members and partners, and help the team deliver on established work plans

Additional Information

Our Benefits
We offer competitive compensation plus a comprehensive benefits package that aims to develop a world class team by holistically supporting the individual.  REBA believes that supporting all employees to have a full life, inside and outside of work, results in a team that feels personally engaged in REBA’s success. 

Benefits including:

• Quality Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, with substantial employer subsidy
• 401(k), with employer match
• Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
• Generous Parental Leave for both mothers and fathers to bond when new children enter a family
• Commuter and Wellness Benefits
• Casual Work Environment
• Highly Flexible PTO
• Earned sabbatical policy

 

Our Commitment to Diversity
Achieving REBA’s vision of a resilient, zero-carbon energy system requires creative problem-solving and a wide range of perspectives; REBA knows that diversity not only makes our organization stronger, but also is foundational to our mission success.

REBA is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in company policy and the way we do business at REBA and is an important principle of sound business management.

Inclusion goes beyond diversity. All REBA staff shall be committed to accepting and encouraging different perspectives. Creative solutions to tough problems is fostered by respectful challenging of one another’s thoughts and assumptions. REBA will strive for inclusion also by being open to a variety of cultural practices and norms. We will strive to ever increase our understanding and unveil our unconscious biases.

REBA provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, results of genetic testing, caregiver status, and past, present or prospective service in the military in addition to any other protected categories required by state, federal or local regulations. Equal employment opportunity, applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, discipline, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

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