The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) is a national non-profit organization that certifies eligible hydropower facilities that prioritize environmental, recreational, historical, and cultural resource protection. We believe that hydropower is part of addressing climate change and that it can be built and operated in a manner that enables healthy ecosystems which are essential to biodiversity preservation and planetary health. As part of our efforts, LIHI advocates for renewable energy and climate change policies and practices that lead to greater value for positive environmental and social outcomes at hydropower generation facilities. As a nonprofit organization, our efforts are focused on advocacy and education, not lobbying.

Our Vision: We envision a world where hydropower puts people and the environment first.

Our Mission: We recognize and support hydropower that prioritizes environmental, recreational, historical, and cultural resource protection.

We do this by defining and certifying Low Impact Hydropower using rigorous science-based criteria and public input; providing education and outreach; and structuring our organization to integrate and evolve with community, conservation, and hydropower interests.

Please click the links below to explore the career opportunities currently available with LIHI!

Communications Manager: 

The Communications Manager will be responsible for developing and executing strategic communications activities designed to reinforce LIHI’s mission. The Communications Manager is responsible for the creation and editing of external facing written and digital communications targeted to certificate holders, people with an interest in hydropower facilities, and the general public.  In addition, the Communications Manager will manage media relations, including vetting media inquiries, seeking earned media opportunities, and fact checking. Learn more HERE. 

Policy Director: 

The policy director will guide the vision and strategy for LIHI’s policy efforts. This position interfaces with interested parties at the local, state, and federal level, as well as other organizations that advocate for renewable energy procurement and environmental conservation. The policy director is responsible for stewarding the policy process, from drafting LIHI’s policy agenda to formulating and implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating how the policy work advances LIHI’s mission. Learn more HERE.