Are you inspired by work to create and craft climate policy and do you want to advocate for action as part of a smart and dynamic organization? WEC seeks a Climate and Clean Energy Policy Manager to advance policy and campaigns that reduce climate pollution in an equitable way to meet our 2035 emission limits, and ultimately strengthen these limits to meet the challenge of climate change. WEC’s work in Climate & Clean Energy has three interwoven pieces: reducing climate pollution, advancing clean and efficient energy solutions, and strengthening the climate movement. This position includes policy analysis, policy development, coalition engagement and leadership, strategy development and campaign management. This is a full-time position, based in Seattle, WA, reporting to the Climate and Fossil Fuel Program Director.

Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that drives positive change to solve our state’s most pressing environmental challenges. For 50 years, we have been at the forefront of environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of our families and our environment. From bedrock laws like the State Environmental Policy Act, to free electronic waste recycling, to finding solutions that reduce our climate emissions and build our clean energy economy, WEC ensures a healthy future for our state so it remains a great place to live and work. WEC works with our partner organization, Washington Conservation Voters, which is the statewide political voice for the environment. Combined, we have a staff of 35 and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. We offer competitive salaries, good benefits, and the opportunity to make a difference. We seek to apply a social and racial justice lens to all of our work. We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment and people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full time, exempt position with a salary range of $53,000 – $60,000 depending on experience. We also offer a generous benefits package including employer-paid medical, vision and dental insurance, 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary, a flexible spending account, paid vacation and sick leave, ten paid holidays per year, an unlimited ORCA transit pass, and if you work for seven consecutive years you are eligible for a two-month paid sabbatical. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together shape environmental protection in Washington.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a resume here.  No phone calls or mailed applications please.

Washington Environmental Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to dismantling structural racism and creating a welcoming work environment. WEC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.


This position will work as part of the Climate and Fossil Fuel Program to manage policy work associated with our climate and clean energy goals. Responsibilities include analyzing and developing policy and establishing advocacy strategies; engaging in rulemaking and implementation work; participating in and at times leading coalitions; and leading on climate policy work on behalf of WEC.

  • Work with staff and core partners to lead climate policy development and implementation
  • Identify and leverage emerging program, project and campaign opportunities
  • Build and sustain strategic partnership within and beyond the environmental community that further program goals
  • Grow and deepen engagement with tribal nations, labor, communities of color organizations, businesses, and other diverse partners
  • Review and write grant applications as needed and support funder outreach
  • Communicate WEC’s policy positions in administrative, legislative, and other decision-making bodies
  • Support and guide lobbying efforts by our government affairs program to implement our climate and clean energy campaigns in the legislature
  • Serve as a spokesperson on policy issues
  • Work with communications staff to develop opinion pieces; newsletter, e-news and website content; and other communications pieces as needed.
  • Collaborate with organizing staff to generate action alerts, presentations, and other outreach collateral
  • Keep up with emerging climate and clean energy policy and science as it relates to program focus
  • Participate in one of WEC’s internal Racial Equity workgroups


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and to racial justice
  • Experience with climate, clean energy, and/or energy efficiency policies and policy advocacy
  • Proven leadership within a coalition
  • Proven leadership / coordination of a campaign or complex project, including work plan development
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds and interests
  • Ability to travel across Washington as needed (driver’s license required)
  • Strong writing, verbal and analytical skills to ensure consistent and precise transmission of perspectives and ideas verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to perform confidently and comfortably in conflict situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate between differing opinions and/or approaches
  • Excellent organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and good judgement
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Desirable Skills:

  • Familiarity with climate and clean energy policy in Washington State
  • Familiarity with Washington State’s political dynamics around climate and clean energy
  • Ability to talk to the media on a fast-paced issue
  • Experience, or willingness to learn, budgeting processes