Government Relations Coordinator

About Our Organization:

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge. This work includes building out robust political and advocacy operations to support Republican clean energy champions in the U.S. House and Senate. In addition to working with members of Congress and legislative staffs to discuss policy ideas, the CRES team members also collaborate with industry representatives and subject matter experts in their mission to bring Americans together to solve our most pressing issues. CRES policy goals include: 

  • Reducing global emissions and growing the U.S. economy.
  • Enacting policy that builds off historically successful approaches to affordable clean energy.
  • Affordably reducing domestic emissions in a manner that can be leveraged globally.

Scope of Work:

CRES is growing! The Government Relations Coordinator (“GRC”) is an essential member of CRES’s Government Relations Team. Reporting to the Senior Government Relations Manager, the GRC provides organizational and day-to-day administrative support for CRES’s advancement in legislative, advocacy, and policy agenda, including developing and advancing clean energy innovation policy and market-based solutions to address climate change. The GRM demonstrates rock-solid personal integrity, can think creatively, meet timely deadlines, and work cross-departmentally with CRES’s External Affairs, Policy, Communications, and Government Relations departments. 


  • Collaborates with the Communications Coordinator in contact management of CRES’s stakeholders for Government Relations, External Affairs, the President, and Policy 
  • Assists in updating Government Relations’ inventory of legislative intelligence, including emerging legislation, regulations, activities of Congressional committees, Congressional hearings, and public statements from members of Congress 
  • Organizes and files issue briefs, one-pagers, action alerts, bill summaries, talking points, internal memos, and other government relations content 
  • Provides logistical support in the execution of cross-department events and engagements, including an annual Congressional fly-in, National Clean Energy Week, Policymakers’ symposium, and CRES Academy, among others 
  • Drafts agendas and serves as a notetaker for Government Relations-related meetings, including weekly planning calls and Government Relations’ progress reports to CRES’s President 
  • Provides administrative support for the Government Relations Team, including scheduling, expense reports, among other activities 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Personal and Professional Attributes:

  • An understanding of Congressional politics, activities, and policy 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills 
  • Excellent project management skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize using time and resources to meet ambitious, measurable goals 
  • Ability to work with a dynamic and mission-driven team 
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit – regularly identifying opportunities to advance the CRES agenda and maximizing those opportunities 

Education and Experience:


  • 1+ years of relevant legislative, agency, or policy experience (internship or professional), preferably in energy, climate, or regulatory policy 
  • Bachelor’s degree in, but not limited to, political science, environmental science, economics, or a related field; or at least 2+ years of relevant work experience in lieu of a bachelor’s degree
  • Willingness and ability to travel to DC events 
  • Ability to research bill summaries, track legislation, and draft issue briefs 
  • Willingness to provide administrative support, including scheduling, meeting agendas, expense reports, and other duties as assigned 


  • A background in climate and clean energy policy
  • Operating style suited to working in a start-up organization setting, where teamwork, initiative, and resourcefulness are highly valued
  • Experience working or interning on Capitol Hill or in a state legislature 

Competitive Benefits:

  • Excellent health, vision, dental, and prescription drug insurance
  • Short-and-long-term insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Retirement plan match
  • Transportation benefit
  • Cell phone reimbursement

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

CRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CRES’ policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment and provides equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, or military status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

How to Apply:

Please include “Government Relations Coordinator” in your subject line and send your CV and cover letter to: [email protected].

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