Based on experience and excellent benefits package
The Director & Counsel, Regulatory Affairs represents the trade association and its members to the Administration and federal regulatory agencies to advance policy goals and programs. SEIA has business at Treasury, Department of Labor, Commerce, FERC, DOE, Interior, and EPA, among others. With enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act, successful implementation of tax and labor policy becomes a pre-eminent factor in ensuring that solar and energy storage is deployed at a pace necessary to meet the goals of SEIA and its members, and that of the Administration. The position reports to the Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs & Counsel, and works closely with the Vice President of State & Regulatory Affairs.
The Director & Counsel, Regulatory Affairs:
Represents SEIA regarding energy, labor and/or tax policy matters of importance to the solar industry before federal Executive Branch agencies.
Develops and maintains relationships with Administration officials and relevant agency staff and others involved in the policymaking process.
Produces written materials (regulatory filings, comments for submission, memos, fact sheets, talking points) in support of SEIA’s advocacy and regulatory efforts
Creates and supports coalitions with industry and trade associations to advocate for favorable regulatory policies.
Collaborates with SEIA’s Communications team, Research team, Federal Affairs staff, and SEIA members to formulate talking points and incorporate communications strategy into SEIA’s advocacy initiatives.
Communicates with SEIA members, organizes committee and working group activities, and responds to member company inquiries.
SEIA is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Federal Regulatory team. Qualified candidates will possess:
A law degree. Experience drafting regulatory filings is desirable.
5-8 years of public policy or regulatory advocacy experience, including work in the Congress and/or for an executive branch agency
Experience working with the Congress, the Treasury Department, the Department of Labor, or other federal agencies
An open-minded and creative approach to regulatory advocacy, with coalition-building skills to leverage like-minded organizations and situational allies
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
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.
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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the solar energy industry representing nearly 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.