Evergreen Action Policy Lead, Buildings Remote · Full time

Evergreen seeks a full-time Policy Lead to support the development of bold, detailed policies to advance rapid, equitable decarbonization of the US buildings sector.


Position Title: Policy Lead, Buildings

Location: Remote, US

Reports to: Head of Policy 

Hour per week: Full-Time

Overtime Status: Exempt

Position Summary 

Evergreen seeks a full-time Policy Lead to support the development of bold, detailed policies to advance rapid, equitable decarbonization of the US buildings sector. 

The primary responsibilities include working with the Policy team on policy analysis and the development of new policy products that promote zero-emission appliance standards, building codes and performance standards, and clean buildings investments at the federal and state level. The ideal candidate will have strong policy research and analysis skills, a deep understanding of climate policy and advocacy, working knowledge of climate policy (ideally including an understanding of building decarbonization policy , and at least 4 years of experience working on federal climate policy or politics. 

If you have experience in climate policy related to buildings decarbonization and want to work for an organization at the cutting-edge of climate action, we want to hear from you. 

What You Will Do

  • Collaborate in creating original policy research and development for Evergreen policy products pertaining to the buildings sector and related sectors
  • Collaborate with our Campaigns team to help lead Evergreen and the broader climate community to strategically advocate for said policies
  • Collaborate with the States team to advance clean buildings at the state level
  • Draft multipurpose policy content for the Digital and Communications teams
  • Research and monitor existing and new legislation as it relates to Evergreen policy priorities, and monitor relevant committee activities 
  • Identify opportunities for Evergreen to participate in the debate on state and federal clean buildings and climate policy
  • Represent Evergreen to decision-makers, coalitions of partner organizations and the media

First-Year Milestones

In your first 90 days you will have: 

  • Developed a work plan that includes a detailed product schedule and timeline 
  • Begun actively collaborating with the policy team and other departments (campaigns/states/comms/digital) as applicable
  • Released one or more original policy products

In 6 months you will have:

  • Assumed ownership of multiple independent workstreams 
  • Developed solid relationships with key stakeholders and policymakers

In 1 year you will have: 

  • Developed a process for refining and assessing policy opportunities/challenges
  • Implemented a regular cadence for the release of original products
  • Assisted with multiple ongoing implementation projects
  • Represented Evergreen by attending at least one conference/event focused on clean buildings policy

What You Bring 

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job so we encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications as described 

  • 4+ years experience in federal and/or state climate policy research or analysis, with a working knowledge of the buildings sector
  • Experience working in government, a non-profit, or a campaign setting is preferred  
  • Excellent research and writing skills 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team, under tight deadlines 
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail 
  • A graduate degree is a plus, but not necessarily required
  • Self-motivated and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and see them through to completion
  • Alignment with Evergreen’s Mission, Values, and Theory of Change

Compensation and Benefits

Salary: 95K - 105K 

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, 3% employer match on retirement plan contributions, a stipend to help you set up your home office, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off. 

How to Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received by May 31st. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible. 

Please submit a resume and an optional cover letter or reference materials (portfolio, website, blog) through our hiring portal. You will not be penalized for not including a cover letter and we encourage you to submit any materials you believe will help us best assess your qualifications.

About Evergreen

Evergreen’s mission is to lead an all-of-government mobilization to defeat the climate crisis and build a just and thriving clean energy economy by raising standards, catalyzing investment, and centering justice at the heart of economic transformation. We collaborate with climate and community leaders and advocate for policymakers to adopt the urgent climate and economic policies that science demands.

With historic climate and clean energy investments now passed into law, it’s a thrilling time to work for an organization at the cutting edge of climate policy. Evergreen has quickly become one of the most influential climate organizations in the country. We played a major role in passing historic climate investments and the work is far from over. We are dedicated to tackling the most pressing crisis of our time through our standards, investments, and justice agenda.

Hiring Statement

Evergreen is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Evergreen is a fully remote organization and our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working. Learn more about our goals, values, and team here: https://www.evergreenaction.com/who


$95,000 - $105,000 per year