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Program Director/Senior Policy Analyst

Department: Environment, Energy and Transportation
Location: Washington, DC



The National Governors Association (NGA) seeks an experienced professional to join us as a Program Director/Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation (EET). The position will focus on the areas of energy, including its intersections with environment as well as transportation and infrastructure. The Program Director position is a supervisory position, the Senior Policy Analyst position entails management of staff including peers on a project-specific basis.


NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.


The NGA Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy & Transportation Division (EET) provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff in the areas of energy, environment and transportation sectors. The division focuses on several issues, including developing a modern electricity grid including increased electrification of the electricity and transportation sectors, enhancing energy assurance, improving the use of energy efficiency, enhancing state resiliency across the energy, natural resources and transportation sectors, exploring the use of alternative fuels for transportation, protecting and cleaning up the environment, exploring innovative financing mechanisms for energy and infrastructure, helping states incorporate new digital and connected technologies, and developing a transportation system that safely and efficiently moves people and goods.  












The ideal candidate will have solid experience and content knowledge related to state-level policy in energy and environment policy and some experience with transportation, water, broadband or other infrastructure areas, and in interest in working in all related areas.


A degree in public policy, environmental studies, law or relevant disciplines is required and a master’s degree is strongly preferred. A minimum of 8/5 years of demonstrated experience related to state policy is required to be considered (for instance at a state or federal agency, policy development organization, company or business entity).


Ideal candidates for the program director level will have experience in staff management, project development amd fundraising and demonstrate an entrepreneurial attitude.


The ideal candidate will also possess:













Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


NGA is committed to providing a productive and safe environment. To achieve that goal, we conduct background and reference check investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. 


Equal Opportunity Employment   M/D/F/V

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