Manager of Regulatory Affairs (2019 – 10)

Washington D.C.
Dec 21, 2018
Jan 25, 2019
Full Time

Organization Description
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the solar energy industry representing over 1,000 companies from around the world. Our mission is to build a strong solar industry to power America. We achieve that aim by supporting pro-solar policy at the federal and state level, developing cutting-edge industry research, and speaking as the voice of the solar industry to press and public.

At SEIA, our staff arrives every morning knowing that their work improves our country's energy independence, empowers our member businesses and strengthens our economy through the creation of more than 250,000 U.S. jobs. Combining a strong sense of purpose and a great work environment has resulted in SEIA being selected as one of the “Best Non-Profits” to work for in America.

Position Description
The Manager of Regulatory Affairs reports to the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. The Manager of Regulatory Affairs:

  • Represents SEIA regarding energy, natural resources, and environmental policy matters of importance to the solar industry before federal Executive Branch agencies and Regional Transmission Organizations.
  • Coordinates and motivates SEIA members and coalition partners in multiple venues to advance SEIA’s policy objectives at federal agencies and in the RTOs.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with relevant agency staff and others involved in the policymaking process.
  • Collaborates with SEIA’s Communications team, Federal Affairs staff, and SEIA members to formulate talking points and incorporate communications strategy into SEIA’s advocacy initiatives.
  • Produces written materials (comments for submission, memos, fact sheets, talking points) in support of SEIA’s advocacy and regulatory efforts.
  • 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 VPs of important issues and deadlines.
  • Supports the conferences and tradeshows SEIA organizes through panel participation, content generation, speaker identification, and on-site staffing of the conferences.

SEIA is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Federal Affairs team. Qualified candidates will possess:

  • A bachelor’s and preferably an advanced degree in political science, law, or other public policy discipline
  • 5 years of public policy or regulatory advocacy experience, including at least 3 years working in an executive branch agency
  • Experience working with FERC, DOE, Interior, Treasury Department
  • An open-minded and creative approach to regulatory advocacy, with coalition-building skills to leverage like-minded organizations
  • The ability to work directly with SEIA members, with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills and the proven ability to draft rulemaking or other comments on behalf of a client
  • The ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment
  • A strong work ethic and cheerful customer-service attitude in order to thrive in our fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel and Outlook)

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement with the subject Manager of Regulatory Affairs (2019-10).”   Submissions that are in the form of a single Word or PDF document facilitate review and are preferred.

Please name all files using the following format: “[name]_[document title, e.g. Resume]_SEIA

No calls please; direct applicants only, no search or placement firms.  SEIA is an equal opportunity employer.  Learn more about SEIA at  Applications will be accepted through January 14, 2019.

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