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Program Manager, West Policy| Energy Foundation | Remotely, or in San Francisco; Washington, DC; or Raleigh, NC


Energy Foundation’s (EF) mission is to secure a clean and equitable energy future to tackle the climate crisis. We envision a healthy, safe, equitable economy powered by clean energy. We believe a thriving clean energy economy can create sustainable opportunities, spur innovation, and protect our climate—for today and future generations.   

EF supports education and analysis to promote non-partisan policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency while opening doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. For more than 30 years, EF has supported grantees to help educate policymakers and the general public about the benefits of a clean energy economy. Our grantees include business, health, environmental, labor, equity, community, faith, and consumer groups, as well as policy experts, think tanks, universities, and more. 

At EF, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are top organizational commitments. We are working daily to uproot racism and other forms of oppression and create equitable systems that support people to flourish. We aim to bring humility, transparency, respect, and an appreciation for others’ lived experiences to our interactions with colleagues, grantees, and partners.   

EF is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and our more than 100 staff members are based in locations throughout the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Western regions where they can best serve our programs, partners, operations, and other functions. 


The primary responsibilities of the Program Manager, West Policy (PM) include managing the day-to-day execution of a set of West policy-related grantmaking and projects, while ensuring alignment with overall program strategy and goals. Using strong organizational, analytical, and communications skills, the person in this position is expected to manage the workflow of key West policy-related efforts, focusing on three to four states/projects, and to improve collaboration and alignment within the region and with EF’s National Policy programs. Additionally, this position will support the West team’s grantmaking budgeting systems and tracking, working closely with the Senior Regional Director, West. Percentage of time is approximately 75 percent West policy projects, 25 percent West budget administration.  

Embodying EF’s values of community, equity, learning, service, and transformational impact, the PM also will help strengthen the West team. This involves generating and implementing ideas for systems, program, and operational improvement, collaborating closely with peers and colleagues, and contributing to a positive working environment. 

EF actively prioritizes and seeks to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and through our work. We encourage people of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply. 

  • Manage West policy-related projects and plans, ensuring milestones are met and deadlines are reached.  
  • Lead the grantmaking for the portfolio of West policy-related grantees, ensuring alignment with strategic plans, state priorities, and team values.  
  • Design, manage, and continually evaluate grants, contracts, and projects within the portfolio of policy-related work of the West team. 
  • Collaborate closely with the West Program Associates to offer the highest quality grantee engagement throughout the year and ensure timely responses and clear feedback on proposals, while developing a deep understanding of grantees’ own priorities, strengths, and needs.  
  • Work directly with West team leadership—particularly the Program Director, West Policy—to develop and track program strategic objectives and activities for broader communication internally. This may include consolidating reports or preparing visual presentations on behalf of the team.  
  • Support the West team’s funding partner relations work, including regular reporting on program activity and milestones.  
  • Participate actively in workstreams around budgeting and other organization- and team-wide systems and processes. 
  • Manage the administrative aspects of the West regional grantmaking budget, working with the Senior Regional Director, West. 
  • Provide support for program expansion and development. 
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues. Contribute to a positive working environment.  
  • With assistance from the supervisor and others, formulate your own learning and development plan. Identify and seek out professional development opportunities, including networking, information interviews, training, projects, etc. 
  • Recognize that we are stronger when we are diverse and inclusive, and embody these values in internal and external EF work. 

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