Industry Engagement Director

Remote (United States)


Greenlight Action is building a scalable, nationwide model for engaging and mobilizing local residents in support of clean energy projects. We aspire to be the leading grassroots campaign force powering the clean energy transition in terms of steel in the ground, with the result that more clean power projects win local siting and permitting approval more quickly, contributing to an overall environment where the U.S. exceeds our clean energy generation and transmission goals for the next decade.


The Industry Engagement Director leads Greenlight’s engagement with the clean energy industry, including both clean energy companies and clean energy buyers, as well as other corporate stakeholders in Greenlight’s work. As the senior-most staffer focused on industry engagement, the Industry Engagement Director will have an important voice in assessing and

sharing industry needs and perspectives to shape Greenlight’s strategy, as well as in developing effective programs and communications to represent Greenlight’s work to industry stakeholders. A successful candidate for this position will have professional clean energy experience in the private sector, such as in a project development or community engagement role, with relationships in the industry and the knowledge of project development necessary to communicate the value of Greenlight’s work to developers. They will also have a demonstrated capacity to learn new subjects and build new partnerships, be highly creative and willing to take risks, and exhibit strong skills in project management. The position is remote and reports to the Senior Director, Partnerships.


● Identify and fill gaps in our industry partnerships, through industry research, stakeholder engagement, systematic outreach, communications, and presentation.

● Build new relationships with industry stakeholders and effectively utilize industry relationships to support campaign identification and development, in consultation with the campaigns team and Chief Program Officer.

● Cultivate and steward industry partners, exhibiting strong relational practices, follow-through, clear communication, and reliability.

● In consultation with other staff, develop events, trainings, materials, and other communications with industry partners as the intended audience, and consult with other Greenlight staff to ensure industry partners as an audience are reflected appropriately in organizational materials.

● Along with the senior director of partnerships, explore and develop a longer-term industry engagement model, such as a trade council, with potential goals of revenue generation and/or driving adoption of best practices for community engagement across the industry; lead execution of industry engagement models, including strategic planning, experimentation, analysis, and iteration.


Key Qualifications

We are especially interested in candidates with the following qualifications:

● 6+ years of relevant professional experience, including at least 4+ years in the clean energy industry; preference for candidates with experience in project development, community or public engagement, public/external/government affairs, and similar functions

● Experience developing resources and materials for staff and leadership at clean energy companies

● Willingness to think creatively, take risks, objectively evaluate results, and iterate

● Strong written and verbal communications skills, including experience delivering

persuasive written products and presentations to clean energy industry staff

● Passion for accelerating the clean energy transition


The base annual salary for this position is $105,000-$140,000. We offer an excellent benefits package which includes 100% employer paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance, unlimited paid time off, monthly technology stipend, and retirement contributions through 401k and Roth plans.


● Please submit a resume and cover letter to

● Please include “Industry Engagement Director” in the subject line of your


● Applications will be considered on a rolling basis

● If you require accommodations so that you may participate in the selection

process, please email

Due to the volume of applicants, we will only contact applicants whose skill sets, and experience meet our needs..


Greenlight Action is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and an anti-racist organization that prohibits discrimination in its governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance or for any other non-merit based factor. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other historically and presently disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Our goal is for a work experience that has meaning and impact on the world and on our professional lives, and a workplace where you can feel supported and proud.

Greenlight Action is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Employees of Greenlight Action also support Greenlight America, an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization. While motivated by the same core values, Greenlight Action and Greenlight America operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

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