Life:Powered, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) to raise America’s energy IQ and to end energy poverty, is seeking to hire a policy analyst to enhance the team’s ability to perform energy systems research that will advance energy policy in Texas and throughout the nation.

About TPPF:

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit research-based think tank in Austin, Texas. Established in 1989, TPPF promotes conservative principles and develops free-market approaches to public policy challenges affecting Texans and all Americans. To achieve its mission, TPPF analyzes complex issues, creates legislative policy solutions, and advocates for those solutions at the Texas Legislature, Congress, and other public forums.

Life at TPPF:

The Foundation offers a unique opportunity to be part of an organization that shapes the future of Texas & beyond through innovative thought leadership. At TPPF, you will have the opportunity to be part of an engaged team whose mission is to create a freer future for all Texans and Americans. We look for individuals who are passionate about advancing conservative public policy and embody servant leadership. With a strong belief in personal responsibility, we trust our people and want to empower them to make the right decisions for the right reasons – this is why it is crucial we bring the right people on board. We value our team and work to cultivate a culture of hard work, entrepreneurship, intellectual curiosity, and collaboration. As a team, we support one another and strive to create an environment in which our team members are inspired to excel, motivated to innovate, and empowered to be servant leaders for the cause of liberty.

The Role:

The ideal candidate will have a combination of education and work experience in some facet of the energy sector with the desire and ability to become an all-around energy subject matter expert. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with electricity markets and electric grid modeling, as much of the immediate research will focus on electric market reforms in Texas and in neighboring states.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations on the Foundation’s policy issues.
  • Gathering data from disparate sources and using it to model complex energy systems, such as the electric grid.
  • Effectively communicating the Foundation’s policy recommendations to legislators, their staff, the media, and industry stakeholders.
  • Writing policy briefs, perspectives, research studies, commentaries, testimony, and blog postings.
  • Monitoring and testifying before various legislative committees and state agencies.
  • Working with other organizations throughout the country and attending stakeholder meetings relevant to the Foundation’s work.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a science, engineering, or technical business field.
  • At least three years of experience in an energy-related business is preferred, or similar experience in the course of pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively advocate for the Foundation’s principles and recommendations with legislators, media, stakeholders, and the general public.
  • Ability to comprehend/analyze complex legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Experience with basic software applications such as those in the Microsoft Office suite. Significant experience with Microsoft Excel is a must.

Benefits at TPPF:

TPPF values our team members and strives to provide a comprehensive benefits package so that our people can focus on achieving the mission. We offer competitive salaries and excellent health insurance, for staff & dependents. In addition, we have generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policies, including holidays and parental leave, and retirement contribution matching.

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While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.