Current Openings

Acadia Center offers a creative, respectful, and supportive work environment. Please contact us if you are motivated by the prospect of advancing a clean energy, low carbon future. Acadia Center invites applications from highly motivated people with experience in our issues.

Acadia Center is committed to a diverse work environment that advances goals to remedy racial, environmental and climate justice issues. We value a workplace of mutual respect, the ability to learn from one another and a team culture of inclusion, shared responsibilities and decision making. People of color encouraged to apply.

Acadia Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Acadia Center seeks to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, military service, and citizenship.

Current Openings

Senior Director, Climate & Clean Energy Programs

Acadia Center seeks an energetic and experienced Senior Director, Climate & Clean Energy Programs to play a leadership role in advancing Acadia Center’s mission. The Senior Director, Climate & Clean Energy Programs will oversee and coordinate Acadia Center’s team working to advance state, regional, and community goals. This position will enjoy working closely with a dedicated and passionate staff working to advance our mission in a collaborative, supportive, and team-oriented culture.

Position Overview and Functions 

The scope of the position includes the following responsibilities: 

  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of climate and clean energy policy actions, political dynamics, and stakeholder positions in priority states.  
  • Build relationships of trust with policymakers, partners, and stakeholders. 
  • Work with Acadia Center colleagues, policymakers, partners, and consultants to identify and build opportunities for meaningful policies, programs, and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote economic prosperity, and advance environmental justice. 
  • Work with Acadia Center colleagues to define advocacy goals and strategies.  
  • Develop written materials, talking points, white papers, online articles, and other messaging documents.
  • Collaborate on fundraising activities, draft grant reports, and track grant activities. 
  • Collaborate with Acadia Center colleagues and partners to plan and execute special projects and events. 
  • Supervise programmatic team members by maintaining program priorities, updating implementation strategies, and guiding strategic shifts and new opportunities.  
  • Contribute to a caring, respectful, inclusive, and professional work environment for Acadia Center colleagues and everyone Acadia Center works with. 

The ideal candidate values team approaches, can pivot to and from tasks easily, prioritizes trustful, respectful relationships and appreciates the need for multitasking. Acadia Center offers a supportive, collaborative work environment that attracts highly motivated and driven individuals. The position reports to the President. It is a full-time position. 

Key Qualifications 

  • A demonstrated track record in energy and climate issues and a sense of ambition to address the climate crisis in a manner that will spur economic, consumer, public health, and environmental justice benefits. 
  • Significant experience, ideally at least 10 years, in a law practice, public agency, consultancy, NGO, utility, PUC, or other relevant work setting 
  • Significant experience with supervision and leading collaborative teams and projects 
  • Ability to act as a strategic thought partner with the president and make recommendations considering competing needs and priorities.  
  • JD degree is helpful but other advanced degrees will be given equal consideration 
  • Enthusiasm for partnerships and coalitions with diverse constituencies to advance shared goals and engagement with organizations and individuals active in climate, clean energy and energy justice areas. 
  • Excitement at the opportunity for regulatory and legislation action, public speaking, expository writing, advocacy, and a comfort level with applying data analysis to policy.  
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, and the ability to present information clearly and effectively. 
  • Familiarity with climate policy, utility and energy system regulatory proceedings involving utilities, rate and incentive design, and clean power mechanisms. 
  • The ability to represent the organization professionally and competently. Experience in environmental and climate justice is highly valued. 
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) familiarity. 


This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. Compensation levels are commensurate with the candidate’s experience and skill level. The compensation range is $125,000 to $150,000 with comprehensive benefits. Location accessible to Acadia Center offices in MA, CT or ME is preferred but other locations will be given equal consideration. 

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter of interest, a resume, at least two professional references, and an example of your writing and communications skills to Please insert Senior Director in the subject line and indicate where you saw the posting in the body of the email. Phone calls will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Acadia Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Acadia Center seeks to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital or civil union status, military service, citizenship, or any other characteristics and traits protected under applicable federal, state or local law.