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Deputy Communications Director

The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is the first industry-backed coalition of its kind advocating for 100% of vehicles sold by 2030 to be electric vehicles (EVs). Achieving this goal will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing leadership, dramatically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.


ZETA is seeking to fill a full-time Deputy Communications Director position. As a Deputy Communications Director, you will be part of a growing team on the vanguard of electrifying the transportation sector. In this role, you will have an extraordinary opportunity to be on the leading edge of policy development, with an immediate impact on ZETA’s federal regulatory and policy development at a critical time for the electrification of the transportation sector.

The Deputy Communications Director will directly interact with our member organizations and external stakeholders (policymakers, NGOs, think tanks, and members of academia) that play a key role in electrifying the transportation sector.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning digital campaigns to build community online.
  • Distilling and sharing ZETA’s perspective on messaging issues with key stakeholders.
  • Monitoring and analyzing relevant political announcements for the organization; succinctly synthesizing the information for internal audiences on potential or proposed actions and developing a communications strategy.
  • Drafting materials in various formats (e.g., press releases, statements) that advance ZETA’s legislative and regulatory priorities, including commenting on proposed bills, regulations, and rules.
  • Advocating for the organization’s policy agenda with press, coalition partners, key officials, and the general public, and briefing elected officials, senior administrative officials, and their staff on a variety of transportation electrification issues.
  • Working collaboratively with fellow team members and cross-functional colleagues to write, publish, and widely disseminate briefs, fact sheets, talking points, infographics, reports, and other documents to educate agency officials, legislators, stakeholders, and the general public.
  • Engaging closely with subject matter experts throughout the organization to draft materials that share our research, analysis, and recommendations with key officials.
  • Preparing talking points and speeches for the organization’s principals in preparation for speaking engagements, interviews, or high-level meetings.


  • 5+ years of direct experience in environmental/climate policy and communications space. Capitol Hill and/or campaign experience preferred.
  • Knowledgeable about the transportation electrification policy landscape, with a particular focus on electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a marketing, communications, or political science-related field is preferred.
  • A strong understanding of the strategies and tools needed to achieve policy change using legislative, administrative, and regulatory processes.
  • Superlative research and writing skills with the ability to provide and articulate thought leadership.
  • Must be detail-oriented, well-organized, and a self-starter with strong communication skills and political instincts.
  • Experience in building relationships and working with diverse audiences, including elected officials, community leaders, corporate executives, and coalition partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues such as climate change, transportation, environmental justice, and other topics aligned with ZETA’s mission and strategic priorities.


Washington, DC. Some opportunities for non-D.C. work on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply

Please send a resume, brief cover letter, and short writing sample to Sofya Olenicheva ( Please use the subject line Deputy Communications Director Role. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Zero Emission Transportation Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

About ZETA

National policies to support 100% electric vehicle sales.

The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is a federal coalition focused on advocating for 100% EV sales by 2030. Enacting policies that drive EV adoption will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing dominance, drastically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.