In collaboration with partners and communities, WRI’s Electric School Bus Initiative aims to build unstoppable momentum toward an equitable transition of the U.S. school bus fleet to electric by 2030, bringing health, climate, and economic benefits to children and families across the country and normalizing electric mobility for an entire generation. Together with partners, WRI is working in six areas of focus, whereby we: Center communities in pursuing school bus electrification and work with community-focused organizations to help provide the tools and resources to make it happen. Support school districts in accelerating the equitable transition to electric school buses. Collaborate with manufacturers across the electric school bus supply chain in preparing for an equitable and sustainable transition. Work with electric utilities to improve interconnection and investments for electric school bus charging infrastructure, including supportive rates and tariffs. Facilitate understanding of electric school bus business models and promote the expansion of funding and finance options in the electric school bus market. Engage policymakers in the federal government, state governments and municipalities to usher in the policy solutions, funding, and financing needed to reduce barriers to equitable school bus electrification.
Working in tandem with the Director and as part of the project leadership team, you will help develop strategy, scope and secure funds for new lines of work, ensure impactful project implementation and operations. You will also ensure effective communications, manage and support a growing team, and oversee scrupulous use of donor funds. Your portfolio will focus on implementation and internal team operations, including technical assistance to school districts, contractors and other stakeholders, engagement with the manufacturing, utility and infrastructure industries, and support for internal operations. You will work with the team’s more than two dozen staff to collaborate with stakeholders across the electric school bus supply chain, school districts, electric utilities, policymakers, environmental justice organizations, and communities to support the equitable transition to electric school buses. You will help develop and execute new initiatives in related areas.
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