Advanced Power Alliance Seeks Candidates for Vice President – Public Policy (Texas)

Senior Role Will Help Lead the Organization’s Growth,
and Guide Texas Legislative and Regulatory Policy

APA is hiring a Vice President of Public Policy to help lead the APA’s continued advocacy and expansion. This individual will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for the Texas legislative and regulatory (ERCOT) program, guiding the legislative and regulatory teams. Interested candidates should forward an inquiry and résumé to Alerts@PowerAlliance.org.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as the leader and public face for Texas APA, engaging with policymakers and stakeholders in support of the advanced power industries investing in Texas.
  • Oversee APA’s legislative and regulatory activities, engaging closely with the APA leadership and CEO.
  • Through member engagement, crafting and pursuing the APA members’ legislative and regulatory goals.
  • Assembling and managing APA’s team of legislative and regulatory professionals in pursuit of these goals.

Additional Policy-Related Responsibilities

  • Assist the CEO in managing the expanding footprint of governmental affairs and regulatory activity.

Recruiting and Fundraising

  • Continue to grow the Alliance by recruiting new member companies, and by retaining existing members.
  • Assist in developing additional funding opportunities through grants, corporate sponsorships, and partnerships.

Association Leadership and Management

  • This individual will work closely with the CEO and Director of Operations in managing all operations of the organization.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

  • The candidate will be committed to the continued growth of renewable energy in Texas.
  • The candidate will have experience inside the Texas Capitol environment, a familiarity with the politics and players, and a working mastery of the Texas legislative process.
  • The candidate will be eager to represent the industry with credibility and enthusiasm, and to aggressively and innovatively advocate for the members’ interests.
  • The candidate will have an understanding of the Texas electricity market with experience engaging in its key policy arenas including the Texas Legislature, the Texas Public Utility Commission, ERCOT, and other relevant forums.
  • The candidate will be eager to help lead a growing organization as it adapts to challenges and opportunities in rapidly evolving energy markets.
  • The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and ready to engage in our work to defend the most exciting industry on the planet, at the most important time in history. APA’s state teams are deliberately structured to be nimble and scaleable, the ideal candidate should be comfortable working under pressure as part of a lean and aggressive team.

The Following Additional Qualifications are Preferred

  • Leadership and team management experience.
  • Strong communication skills and experience engaging audiences in writing, through public speaking, and utilizing various social media.
  • Established relationships with key Texas electricity stakeholders and policy makers.
  • Substantive knowledge of renewable energy, electric, oil and gas, and advanced power subject matter.

Location

  • Flexible, although Austin residence is preferred with occasional travel required.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary, plus commissions, based upon experience, plus benefits.

What is the Advanced Power Alliance?

The Advanced Power Alliance (APA) is the leading trade association promoting the development of advanced power projects in the renewable energy resource-rich states of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), and the Southeastern United States.

APA encourages renewable energy development to supply consumers with power that is cleaner, cheaper, and abundant. Guided by a unique perspective grounded in the rich energy development history of these regions, APA also views these advanced power resources as an essential tool in our “all of the above” energy economy, leveraging the best attributes of our diverse mix of resources, to maximize economic opportunity for the region and to deliver lower-carbon fuels to a world desperately in need of thoughtfully-produced American energy resources.

Our focus includes wind power, solar power, energy storage, carbon capture, hydrogen production/use, and facilitating the use of clean power by traditional industries and energy producers as they achieve decarbonization goals.

Who are the Members of APA?

Members of APA include companies developing power generation projects, manufacturers providing equipment and components to these projects, commercial and industrial consumers of power generated by these projects, and third-party investors. Additionally, APA maintains a relationship with community leaders, landowners, and advocacy organizations who share the organization’s interest in expanding the role of advanced power in the region. A list of current APA members is available here.