The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association for the solar and storage industry and represents more 1,000 member companies and 255,000 Americans working across the United States. SEIA is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy and is creating the framework for solar to reach 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. We work with our member companies and strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power.
SEIA does this by supporting pro-solar policies at the state and federal level, developing cutting-edge market research, hosting educational events and webinars, and serving as the voice of the solar and storage industry.
SEIA employees are passionate, forward-thinking leaders that start every day knowing that their work makes a difference. SEIA values diversity and fosters an inclusive, lively company culture that celebrates team success. The association has earned numerous awards for its work and company culture and was named by the Washington Post as a 2023 Top Workplace and a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times.
The State & Regulatory Affairs Coordinator provides administrative support to the State & Regulatory Affairs teams and works in close collaboration with other SEIA departments to manage duties and responsibilities outlined below The Coordinator reports to the Senior Vice President of Policy, provides support to Senior Directors in the State Affairs and Regulatory Affairs groups, and will work in close collaboration with other SEIA departments including Congressional Affairs, Communications, Research and Membership.
Core Duties And Responsibilities
Provides administrative support to the Senior Vice President of Policy and Senior Directors of State Affairs and Regulatory Affairs
Schedule internal department meetings
Drafts routine correspondence, including e-mail communications to SEIA members, the Administration, and state agencies and legislatures
Oversees document management, including keeping fact sheets and other advocacy materials up to date
Assists in management and compliance activities for the department
Conducts research on legislative policy issues
Communicates with SEIA members, organizes committee and working group activities, and responds to member company inquiries
Attends meetings and briefings on behalf of the Association, providing summaries and analyses of proceedings and alerting the SVP of important issues and deadline
Professional Experience, Education And Other Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
1-3 years of work or internship experience, preferably in advocacy, policy, or other government affairs related field
Demonstrated interest in energy policy
The ability to work directly with SEIA members, with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Commitment to maintaining high standards of quality. Meticulous attention to detail is essential.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
The ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment in a cordial, flexibleand tactful manner
A strong work ethic and cheerful customer-service, customer first attitude in order to thrive in our fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
Commitment to learning new skills
Computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel and Outlook)
Work is in an office environment or in a remote-office environment that is suitably equipped with internet and telephone access.
SEIA employees in the Washington, D.C. region follow a hybrid remote and in-person office model. Employees work 2 days a week in an office environment and as needed when there are special events or meetings but otherwise can be remote
$45,000 - $50,000 annually with excellent benefits package.
Working at SEIA
SEIA values diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the solar industry. We strive to welcome different perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, regardless of job function in order to create a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable solar industry. SEIA envisions an industry that is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity. We aim to achieve this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and progress. We will develop strategies, programs, and tools that seek to equalize opportunities within SEIA and allow for discussing and sharing best practices within the solar industry.
SEIA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, homelessness, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. SEIA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we employ staff. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.