Government Relations Manager

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! As a result, the Government Relations Manager (“GRM”) is in a new position and is an essential member of CRES’s Government Relations Team. Reporting to the Senior Government Relations Manager, in collaboration with CRES’s Policy, Communications, External Affairs, and Government Relations Teams, the GRM supports 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 and leadership by directing, developing, and motivating their one direct report: Government Relations Associate.


  • Supports the Vice President of Government Relations and Senior Manager of Government Relations to develop and enhance CRES’ federal policy platform to lower global carbon emissions and expand clean energy technologies
  • Assists CRES’s Government Relations Team with building and maintaining impactful professional relationships with policymakers and their staff to gather legislative intelligence, garner support for key legislation, and build trust and credibility
  • Provides mission-critical insights for hearings and markups to increase CRES’ branding and credibility as a key clean energy policy shop
  • Assists in coordinating CRES’ internal review, decision-making, and formal support of federal clean energy legislation, including policies related to permitting reform and innovative energy technologies development and deployment, among others
  • Monitors, analyzes, and reports on emerging legislation, regulations, and policy developments to provide adequate insights and observations to the CRES team
  • Researches and prepares issue briefs, letters, one-pagers, action alerts, bill summaries, talking points, internal memos, and other government relations content
  • Manages internal systems to track committee activities, Congressional hearings, and Congressional contacts
  • Assists in the execution of cross-department deliverables, including an annual Congressional flyin on state-level issues and in support of National Clean Energy Week
  • Works with the Policy Team in support of strategic priorities, including but not limited to regular CRES Forum and CRES Academy events and issue brief rollouts to Congressional stakeholders
  • Works with the Communications Team in support of tracking Congressional hearings, statements, and press releases and reviewing for amplification
  • Ensures adherence to Government Relations grant deliverables and assist in the development of new proposals and activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Personal and Professional Attributes:

  • A keen understanding of politics and policy involved in right-of-center energy and environmental advocacy
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and presentation skills; persuasive strategic communication skills and ability to effectively build consensus among internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-directed with excellent project management skills managing large, long-term, complex projects
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize using time and resources to meet ambitious, measurable goals
  • Ability to write bill summaries, track legislation, draft issue briefs, and communicate with stakeholders
  • 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:


  • 3+ years of relevant legislative, agency, or policy experience, preferably in energy, climate, or regulatory policy
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, including political science, environmental science, economics, related field, or MBA/master’s or advanced degree.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to DC events and occasional travel outside D.C.


  • 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 on the Hill

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 Manager” in your subject line and send your CV and cover letter to: [email protected].

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