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Policy Manager

Arcadia

Arcadia

Administration
United States
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Who We Are

Arcadia is the technology company empowering energy innovators and consumers to fight the climate crisis. Our software and APIs are revolutionizing an industry held back by outdated systems and institutions by creating unprecedented access to the data and clean energy needed to make a decarbonized energy grid possible.

In 2014, Arcadia set out on its mission to break the fossil fuel monopoly and since then we have been knocking down the institutional barriers to unlock decarbonization. To date, we have connected hundreds of thousands of consumers and small businesses with high-quality clean energy options. Fast forward to today, and now, we’re thinking even bigger. We have launched Arc, an industry-defining SaaS platform that empowers developers and energy innovators to deliver their own custom, personalized energy experiences, accelerating the transformation of the industry from an analog energy system into a digitized information network.

Tackling one of the world’s biggest challenges requires out-of-the-box thinking & diverse perspectives. We’re building a team of individuals from different backgrounds, industries, & educational experiences. If you share our passion for ushering in the era of the clean electron, we look forward to learning what you would uniquely bring to Arcadia!

What we’re looking for:

We are seeking a results-oriented Policy Manager to defend & grow our business, with an expected focus on select states predominantly in the Midwest and Mountain West. The role will include working with key stakeholders to shape energy policy, engaging in energy regulatory proceedings to shape the narrative around our business, and helping the company identify and leverage opportunities through legislation and regulatory proceedings. We are industry leaders in community solar, and are increasingly focused on building out the data and analytics to power the energy sector more broadly. This role will work to guide market rules and operations to help us bring access to clean energy for more customers. The Policy Manager will enjoy both getting deep in the weeds (e.g. reading utility commission dockets) and thinking at the 10,000-foot level (e.g. developing messages that will drive policy change).

The ideal candidate is a “policy entrepreneur” — a self-starter always thinking creatively about how to create benefits for our customers and drive value for our business. Candidates must be interested in the challenge of decarbonizing the energy industry. This individual will be able to use multiple strategies and tactics to influence policy and work with stakeholders — including legislators, regulators, utility executives, and allies — to advance key conversations about the future of the energy sector. Arcadia is a mission-driven business, so if you’re committed to expediting the clean energy transition, we encourage you to apply.

This role will report to the Director of Policy. The Policy Manager will also work closely with individuals across the company, including within the policy and legal teams as well as with business development, product, operations, and marketing, to build and grow the business in key markets.

Arcadia is open to fully remote candidates and employees have access to co-working spaces.

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What you'll do:

  • Lead Arcadia’s policy and regulatory engagements in several states, primarily located in the Midwest and Mountain West
  • Identify opportunities to change program rules or requirements to expand the benefits of our products for our customers
  • Work with the Director of Policy to create and implement strategies to implement positive changes to existing programs and to affirmatively create new market opportunities
  • Represent Arcadia in written comments and other participation in formal utility commission proceedings and before legislatures
  • Build and own relationships with relevant stakeholders, particularly policy allies, legislators, regulatory staff, and other government officials
  • Lead strategic research projects on regulatory and policy issues relevant to new products and/or business strategies

What will help you succeed:

Must-haves:

  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in or adjacent to state government
  • Ability to successfully influence positive change, navigate multi-party negotiations, and build consensus, as demonstrated by previously delivering results in complicated policy areas
  • Ability to select, onboard, and manage external consultants and lobbyists to advocate for Arcadia’s interests
  • Exemplary judgment, discretion, and maturity
  • Experience engaging with challenges in a highly-technical industry while maintaining Arcadia’s trustworthy, consumer-centric, socially conscious reputation
  • Impeccable interpersonal, written & verbal communication, and storytelling/presentation skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to keep track of multiple policy efforts impacting multiple products across multiple states at the same time
  • Acute business acumen, strategic mindset, and the ability to maintain strong cross-functional partnerships with internal stakeholders
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong writing, including for formal regulatory comments, op-eds and blog posts, and presentation materials
  • Experience public speaking and representing an organization in public forums
  • Passion for Arcadia’s mission, sustainability, and helping drive a clean-energy future
  • Existing knowledge of community solar programs, including the billing and crediting mechanism

Nice-to-haves:

  • MPP, MBA, and/or JD
  • Network of existing relationships among decision-makers in the Midwest or West
  • Prior experience working in the energy industry or with energy regulatory agencies
  • Familiarity with community solar policies
  • Working knowledge of state policy making
  • Experience working with state government and electric utilities in Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, Colorado, and Virginia

Benefits:

  • "Remote first" culture - work anywhere in the US as long as you have a reliable internet connection
  • Flexible PTO - no accrued hours and no limit on the number of vacation days exempt employees can take each year
  • 17 annual company-wide holidays including a week long "summer break"
  • 10 days sick leave
  • Up to 4 weeks bereavement leave
  • 2 volunteer days off
  • 2 professional development days off
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for all parents
  • 80-95% employer cost coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and dependents
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Here at Arcadia, we cultivate diversity, celebrate individuality, and believe unique perspectives are key to our collective success in creating a clean energy future. Arcadia is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. While we are currently unable to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates eligible to work in the United States. Please note that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position at this time

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Target Annual Compensation Range for this role will be $85,000 to $145,000. There will also be a competitive benefits and equity (bonus if applicable) component to the package. The exact compensation at which this job is filled will be determined by the skills, experience, and location of the qualified candidate.

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