Director, SAFE Grid Security Project
Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) unites prominent military and business leaders to develop and advocate for policies that improve America’s energy security. A leader in the conversation on energy and transportation policy, SAFE aims to address America’s overwhelming reliance on oil by increasing fuel efficiency and improving fuel diversity in transportation, accelerating new transportation and mobility technology, and expanding production of U.S. domestic resources.
Since its public launch in 2005, SAFE has employed innovative strategies to overcome policy stagnation. Agile and multidisciplinary, SAFE maintains a strategic ability to adapt to the rapidly evolving energy, national security, and transportation technology landscape with real-time, up-to-date analysis and recommendations. SAFE also relies on knowledge and experience of four-star retired military officers, Fortune 500 CEOs, and its expert staff of communications, finance, policy, and political experts to produce high-quality, fact-based analysis and policy recommendations for lawmakers, regulatory agencies, and the public. For more information, visit secureenergy.org.
SAFE is seeking a politically experienced Director for its Grid Security Project (GSP Director) to join its executive team in Washington, D.C. The GSP Director will be responsible for developing and implementing advocacy tactics and will report to the President and CEO, and Executive Vice President.
On a daily basis, the GSP Director will work with the SAFE team, consultants, campaign vendors, and other partner organizations to educate policymakers and sector stakeholders. The GSP Director will also interface with experts in the Administration, on Capitol Hill, and in industry.
Together with SAFE leadership and the support of an internal staff member, the GSP Director will establish the strategic priorities of key campaigns. He/she will be in charge of developing and executing the tactical, day-to-day operations of initiatives. The GSP Director will have the ability to spot and quickly respond to potential opportunities and marshal the necessary internal resources for their execution.
• Develop and implement advocacy tactics, including: campaign planning, political activity, budget drafting, and execution of tactical, day-to-day operations.
• Oversee supporting staff member(s) and facilitate and manage collaboration with other departments across SAFE, including: fundraising, communications, and field work.
• Generate and manage campaign communications, including: political strategy, relationship management, and outreach to stakeholders and partners.
• Conduct research, writing, and analysis, including: polling, issue-framing, campaign briefings and reports, and oral presentations.
• Manage campaign consultants and vendors as necessary.
Professional Skills and Qualifications
• B.A. or B.S. degree required.
• 5+ years of experience managing issue and/or political campaigns, working on Capitol Hill, or closely related experience.
• Demonstrated experience in political strategy, relationship management or campaign communications.
• Familiarity with policy and politics in the energy industry, with an emphasis on the electric power sector, and the transportation sector.
• Ability and willingness to work independently, as well as part of a team.
• Ability to perform on tight deadlines and manage an ambitious workload.
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, especially writing and content creation.
• Strong preference for experience overseeing polling, research, and paid media, and/or working with local, state and national media outlets.