Policy Manager


Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge.

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that educates the public and influences the national conversation around responsible clean energy solutions that are actionable, market-friendly, and responsible. Founded in 2017, our organization provides expert information to key decision makers so they are empowered to act.

We are looking for a Policy Manager to join our growing team in Washington, D.C.


The Policy Manager is a core member of the CRES Forum team, supporting the Director of Policy and Advocacy to lead our work developing and managing a policy agenda that creates opportunities for the advancement of clean energy and innovative approaches to reducing carbon emissions.   

The Policy Manager will help represent CRES Forum on policy matters in technical forums and will work with the Coalitions Manager to advance policy goals with stakeholders. The Policy Manager will work periodically with policy makers and Congressional policy staff members in coordination with the Government Relations team.  

CRES Forum is looking for team members who share our commitment and passion for championing energy solutions that balance the nation’s economic, energy and environmental needs. We also are looking for self-starters who are willing to work hard for a cause they believe in, who roll their sleeves up and dive in, and who share our commitment to building a winning organization that makes a lasting and important contribution to our country’s energy policies. For those people, we offer a rewarding career, a creative, collegial work environment, a competitive pay and benefits package, and the opportunity to help shape America’s energy future. 

CRES Forum is an equal opportunity employer. A background check is required before a formal offer is made to any candidate. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. 

Candidates may submit their resumes to [email protected]. See more details in Application Process below.


Program Support

  • Support policy research to fulfill CRES Forum’s mission and commitments to key coalitions, including but not limited to areas such as: 
    • Federal innovation policy 
    • Federal energy policy 
    • Federal climate change policy 
    • Transportation policy, including electric vehicles 
  • Develop educational documents for decision makers 
  • Develop short “Issue Briefs” summarizing policy details important to decision-makers and articulating CRES Forum positions; 
  • Serve as the primary researcher and writer for in-depth, high-quality policy reports; 
  • Work collaboratively with fellow staff members to monitor federal and state policy and quickly respond to legislative and regulatory proposals, inquiries from allies, and other rapid response opportunities, to develop the organization’s position and case to the media and beyond; 
  • Present at technical workshops and conferences to elected and appointed officials and their staff in federal and state legislatures and executive positions to educate and promote CRES Forum’s priorities; and 
  • Work with grass-tops organizations and with key thought leaders, to advocate for CRES Forum’s policy priorities, maintaining active connections that are important to the development and execution of CRES Forum’s policy agenda. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, energy policy, economics, or environmental studies; 
  • At least 2 years of experience working on clean energy, environmental, or climate change issues; 
  • Philosophical alignment with the mission CRES Forum (c3) and its sister organization CRES (c4); 
  • Understanding of the work of clean energy and environment advocates as well as the sensitivities of the politics involved in right-of-center energy and environment advocacy; 
  • Ability to take direction and work as a part of a small team; 
  • Some experience in Federal energy policy work, experience with state policy is desirable; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Willingness to effectively support convenings and meetings and represent CRES Forum to external audiences; 
  • Excellent project management skills – ability to execute discrete projects over short and long time periods; 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize use of time and resources toward meeting ambitious, measurable goals; and 
  • Close attention to detail. 

Working Style and Personal Qualities

  • Self-directed, self-starter able to manage multiple priorities; 
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, regularly identifying opportunities to advance the CRES agenda and maximizing those opportunities; 
  • Operating style suited to working in a small organization setting, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued; 
  • Willingness to travel periodically; 
  • Flexible with a strong sense of honor and integrity; and 
  • A warm, personal style with a good sense of humor 


  • Standard office environment, 9 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Friday. 
  • Minimal travel with potential for more over time. 
  • The position is based in Washington, D.C. 
  • The position reports to the Director of Policy and Advocacy, with administrative tasks as needed. 


  • Comprehensive medical & dental, vision, fully paid for employee
  • Generous paid time off
  • Four weeks paid parental leave
  • 6 Federal Holidays plus 2 floating holidays
  • Week off between December 25 and January 1
  • Matching 401k
  • Fully paid STD/ LTD
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Paid parking or commute stipend
  • Professional development stipend
  • Annual bonuses and year-end bonus have been historically awarded
  • Gym availability in office building at no cost


Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to [email protected]. Please use “Policy Manager” as the subject line for your e-mail. We review applications on a rolling basis, so it is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible. CRES is an equal opportunity employer. A background check is required before a formal offer is made to any candidate.

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