Managing Principal

Location: Flexible

Nomination/referral email: [email protected]

The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)® is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable and efficient energy future. We are former utility and environmental regulators, industry executives, system operators, and other policymakers and officials with extensive experience in the power sector. Our team focuses on the world’s four largest power markets, responsible for half of all power generation: China, Europe, India and the United States.

The managing principal is a new role that will share responsibility for the leadership, management and financial viability of RAP’s work in the United States, including the overall direction and management of RAP’s U.S. program planning, policy initiatives, outreach and technical assistance efforts, and resource development.

The managing principal will work closely with the principal U.S. program director. Duties and responsibilities include program and staff management, thought leadership and fundraising. The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager, ideally with over 15 years of experience and a track record of building and managing a program and team. They will also have an understanding of the energy sector and energy transition, with 10 years’ experience; an understanding of government and non-governmental organization involvement in energy decision-making; experience speaking publicly and to groups about complex issues related to energy regulation; and a dedication to advancing economic and environmental sustainability and equity in the energy sector.

More about RAP

In the next five years RAP will focus on key policy areas to drive a more efficient, equitable, decarbonized energy future and to ensure a sustainable and just transition. We will do what we do best: develop solutions to the questions regulators and other decision-makers are asking (or should be asking); change the narrative; and leverage partnerships to accelerate change. RAP’s policy areas build upon past work and complement each other:

  • Accelerate electrification of buildings and transportation.
  • Accelerate the phase-out of gas infrastructure.
  • Remove barriers to distributed energy resources.
  • Decarbonize the electric grid.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement, specifically Josyanne Roche along with Scott Eversman of Diversified Search Group (DSG). To express interest in this role, please submit your materials on the following link:, or email [email protected]. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

For more information, see the position profile.

The Regulatory Assistance Project is an equal opportunity employer.