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Director of Human Resources

Position Overview

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has an exciting, challenging opportunity for a highly skilled HR professional to assist with employee relations, policies, and practices to help us grow and thrive. This position plays an integral role in helping us to manage our greatest assets—our people. NARUC is in the process of focusing on its internal culture and this position will support incorporation of identified: 1) core values; 2) norms; 3) behaviors; 4) systems, processes, and trainings across the entire organization.

The ideal candidate will have experience with HR, including onboarding, exit interviews, the administration of benefits and compensation, team restructuring, and conflict resolution. We are also interested in candidates with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; enthusiasm for nurturing employee performance; and fostering an environment of engagement, transparency, and respect. This position is a member of NARUC’s senior leadership staff and reports directly to the Executive Director.

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Program Officer, International Programs

Position Overview

NARUC International Programs seeks to empower the global community of regulators to drive meaningful change in their energy sectors. The Program Officer works closely with other program staff from the International Department, especially with the assigned Program Manager (PM) who serves as a team lead for each project. The Program Officer plans and implements results-oriented national or regional-level energy regulatory support projects. The Program officer also works with the program team and foreign partners to develop strategic goals and milestones for individual projects. The position will be based in NARUC’s office in Washington, DC. The term of employment is grant-funded and is conditioned upon continued client funding and satisfactory performance of duties.


Required Abilities and Key Attributes

The Program Officer works closely with PMs and successfully develops and implements of all aspects of assigned projects, in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreements and NARUC policies. The Program Officer manages the progress of several projects to ensure planning, implementation and reporting meet specified project timelines.


The position requires: knowledge of the energy sector and issues facing emerging and transitioning economies; previous program implementation experience; experience coordinating workshops in developing countries; strong communication, strategic thinking abilities and analytical skills; and excellent English writing and presentation skills.  Knowledge of the nonprofit field and/or USG grant/contract requirements very useful. International and domestic travel required (approx 25-40% of time). 



The Program Officer’s priorities will include implementing project visions and work plans, developing collaborative relationships with foreign partners, and coordinating with PMs and the Logistics Team to achieve forward planning. The Program Officer will work closely with PMs to ensure harmonized approach to project design, implementation and communication for each project and work towards increasing regulatory knowledge to serve as a moderator/facilitator during activities, engaging the international and US regulators in discussions with a goal of identifying concrete deliverables. The Program Officer will need to build and sustain relationships with partners and NARUC staff, and provide programmatic reporting to clients. The Program Officer will also support the wider program team and ensure compliance with NARUC and USG polices, regulations and operational and financial procedures.


Education and Experience

A degree in Energy/Environmental Science, International Relations, Public Administration or a related field and 3-5 years of professional experience is required.  Event planning and management experience is necessary. In-country living or travel experience is beneficial.  Knowledge and/or experience with USAID and USG regulations and procedures is desirable.  Russian language skills are highly desired.



Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package.  


Instructions to Apply

Must be US citizen or have US work permit.  Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs at (job@naruc.org). No telephone calls. EOE.

NRRI Position Opening - Senior/Principal Researcher

The National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) was founded in 1976 by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners to serve as the research arm to it and its members, the nation’s public utility commissions.  Our goal is to minimize the transaction costs of governance and to enhance the quality of regulatory decisions by improving the caliber of information in the regulatory process through research, direct support, and training.

We seek an experienced analyst in utility regulation to join NRRI’s staff. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience working on regulatory issues at a state public utility, or federal regulatory commission, consulting firm, utility, or stakeholder.  We seek an analyst with expertise in valuation, rate and market design.  An understanding of the electric and gas utility industries is highly desirable.  Strong quantitative and writing skills are highly valued, as is the ability to work well within a collaborative team-oriented environment.  A master’s degree or greater is preferred.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package.


Washington, D.C.

Instructions to Apply

Please send your letter of interest, resume, a writing sample, salary requirements and the names of three references to jobs@nrri.org.