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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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Communications Specialist

Position Overview

NARUC International Programs seeks to empower the global community of regulators to drive meaningful change in their energy sectors. The Communications Specialist creates and manages messaging to showcase results and accomplishments in a variety of communications mediums. The Communications Specialist ensures successful development and executions of a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) plan across all NARUC international projects, customized per client requirements. The Communications Specialist also develops, maintains and implements a strategic marketing plan for the department. 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.

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.

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). 

Responsibilities

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.  Language proficiency in Russian, French, or Spanish is desirable.

Salary/Benefits

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.

Program Manager, 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 Manger (PM) coordinates with the Senior Leadership Team as needed to ensure successful execution and development of projects in his/her portfolio. The PM will oversee project portfolio that include national and/or regional level work. 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 Manager coordinates reporting, oversees program implementation and may supervise/train program staff. The position requires: sound knowledge of the energy sector and issues facing emerging and transitioning economies; previous experience in program management, mentoring and oversight of workflow processes; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; prior experience with managing client relations and senior delegations in developing countries; strong communication, strategic thinking abilities and analytical skills; and excellent English writing and presentation skills. 

This position requires significant experience in client communications, program planning, implementation, impact assessment, and logistical coordination of large-scale international and domestic events involving multiple stakeholders. Experience with team leadership and training is desirable. International and domestic travel required (approx 25-40% of time). 

Responsibilities

The Program Manager drives work plans forward in sync with project team. The Program Manager manages technical assistance projects in coordination with the Technical Advisor. The PM will build and sustain relationships with partners through strong communication. The PM will promote peak performance culture and may serve as direct supervisor for select program staff. The PM will also ensure compliance with NARUC and USG policies, regulations and operational and financial procedures.

Education and Experience

An advanced degree in Energy/Environmental Science, International Relations, Public Administration or a related field and 5-7 years of professional experience is required.  Coursework in economics is very helpful.  Knowledge of the nonprofit or association environment is desirable.  Knowledge and/or experience with USAID and USG regulations and procedures highly desirable.  Language proficiency in Russian, French, or Spanish is desirable.

Salary/Benefits

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.

Deputy Program Director, International Programs

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501©4 trade association, seeks a Deputy Program Director, International Programs.

Position Overview

NARUC International Programs seeks to empower the global community of regulators to drive meaningful change in their energy sectors. The Deputy Program Director will coordinate with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure successful execution and development of programs. The Deputy Program Director will supervise select staff and serve as a leader over a portfolio of multiple programs and staff. 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. 

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/Benefits

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

Location

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.