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Energy Program Associate

Snake River Alliance Boise ,ID
  • Expired: 29 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Overview

The Snake River Alliance is seeking an Energy Program Associate to advance the Alliance’s goal of a just, equitable, and renewable energy future for Idaho. The ideal candidate is passionate about educating the public about the adverse impacts of the nuclear industry and is an enthusiastic advocate for clean, renewable energy.

Our Story

Snake River Alliance is Idaho’s nuclear watchdog and clean energy champion. Since 1979, the Alliance has worked to protect Idaho’s people, environment and economy from the adverse impacts of nuclear activities while promoting a clean, renewable energy future. We embrace an energy future that addresses climate change in a clean, cost effective, just and equitable manner, leaving future generations free of the nuclear waste burden. 


  • Nuclear Program (80%)  

The Energy Program Associate will be primarily responsible for the Alliance’s Nuclear Program. The current focus is on planning, strategizing and implementing Stop the Dirty Dozen, a campaign aimed at preventing a proposed nuclear power plant in Idaho Falls at the  Idaho National Lab. Through outreach and engagement, they will rally opposition against nuclear energy proposals such as the Dirty Dozen. They will develop and nurture partnerships with a diverse network of allies, including anti-nuclear and clean energy coalitions and environmental justice activists. They will also lead research and analysis on nuclear energy proposals, including utility regulatory policy, regulatory proceedings, rulemaking, etc. They will serve as a key spokesperson in the press for the Alliance’s mission and work with the Interim Executive Director and team members to set strategic goals, priorities, budgets and timelines to meet project timelines and objectives.

  • Clean Energy Program (15%)

The Energy Program Associate will work to advance clean and renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass etc.) efforts across Idaho by cultivating partnerships with a diverse network of allies, building support for a broad portfolio of equitable and just renewable energy policies. and leading analysis and design of clean energy policies.

  • Other (5%)

The Energy Program Associate will participate in Alliance meetings and events as needed, pursue continued learning and professional development opportunities, complete all required paperwork in a timely manner and attend to other projects as needed.  

Required Qualifications

  • Experience related to environmental, climate and/or energy policy, or a related field

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and advocacy skills

  • Commitment to lifelong learning

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

  • Experience overseeing and developing content for campaign websites and social media

  • Experience or interest in creatively recruiting and mobilizing new and diverse supporters, donors, volunteers and grassroots activists across the political spectrum and in rural communities, including via online strategies

  • Willing to travel for organizing, training events, strategy sessions, field meetings, visibility events, or other large events and conferences as needed

  • Experience building consensus on policy issues and driving toward positive outcomes

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree/education in a related discipline(s) or demonstrated experience engaging in policy advocacy

  • Background or knowledge about nuclear energy and waste

  • Experience working towards advocacy goals in a coalition and with other external partners, in particular partners that reach beyond the traditional environmental community

  • Experience successfully researching and writing grants 

Hiring Process and Timeline

Please send resume and cover letter by October 1, 2020 to the Interim Executive Director, Leigh Ford ( with the subject line “Energy Program Associate”. The position will start as soon as possible.

Compensation and Benefits

The Alliance offers generous vacation, sick and family leave and promotes a healthy work-life balance through workplace flexibility. The Alliance offers a competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage. This is an exempt position.

Snake River Alliance

Why Work Here?

Flexible work schedule, varied work, great and supportive board and staff, work you can feel good about protecting Idaho for the future.


223 N 6th St
Boise, ID