Policy Manager

Policy · Los Angeles, California
Department Policy
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Position: Policy Manager

Location: Los Angeles or Remote


Plug In America is the leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles.


Position Description:

Plug In America is seeking a Policy Manager to help implement the policy program and drive forward our mission to put more EVs on the road. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to have a powerful impact on the development of electric transportation in the United States. The Policy Manager represents the voice of the EV consumer at the state level, in targeted states around the country, with policymakers in state legislatures and in governor’s offices, and with regulators at entities including state transportation offices, state public utility commissions, state air boards, and more. Leading state level campaigns and actions will be an important component of the job. Specific tasks and responsibilities include:


  • Educating policymakers on various EV policy issues critical to the EV driver including: EV purchase incentives, EV infrastructure, utility programs, HOV lane access policies, EV fees, ZEV mandate, clean fuels policies, vehicle grid integration and more;
  • Providing public testimony during legislative hearings or regulatory proceedings;
  • Coordinating state-level campaigns;
  • Writing reports, factsheets, whitepapers, blog posts and op-eds on EV policy issues;
  • Coordinating with other EV advocates on coalitions;
  • Writing action alerts on various policy issues;
  • Coordination with Communications Director on press releases, social media and action alerts;


Desired Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience with EV or transportation policy or equivalent;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Experience with issue-oriented campaigns;
  • Superlative communications skills, including speaking to media and writing for publication;  
  • Ability to work well in a team setting and a “can do” attitude;
  • Ability to think strategically and coordinate campaigns with grassroots networks;
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of work;
  • Experience driving an electric car for at least six months.


Plug In America is an equal opportunity employer and warmly welcomes applications from BIPOC candidates. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

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  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Department
    Policy
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced