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Northeast Regional Director

March 21, 2022

SEIA

Position Summary


The Northeast Regional Director is responsible for the development and implementation of SEIA’s policies and positions in the dynamic and growing solar markets in the Northeast. The position reports to the Vice President of State & Regulatory Affairs, and will work in close collaboration with other SEIA departments including Research, Communications and Membership.


The ideal candidate should have the desire and demeanor to build a strong network within the solar and clean energy industries and will have had professional exposure to energy policy and/or markets, and be familiar with enabling technologies such as storage, demand response, distribution management systems and electric vehicles. The successful candidate must be able to build relationships and be a natural collaborator. He or she is able to manage project teams effectively and facilitate dialogue with both internal and external colleagues.


Core Duties & Responsibilities


Candidates will have with experience with the regulatory and legislative processes in the region, in the traditional or renewable energy sector.


  • Oversees regulatory & legislative activity in SEIA priority states in the Northeast, with a particular focus on New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

  • Drafts regulatory filings.

  • Manage SEIA Northeast Committee, and day-to-day activities in collaboration with company leads. This includes facilitating regular calls/meetings with SEIA members.

  • Participates in legislative/lobbying initiatives.

  • Works with outside counsel, contract lobbyists and technical consultants as needed.

  • Collaborates with local and regional trade associations, SEIA state affiliates, other stakeholders and parties, consultants, etc.

  • Participates as available/necessary in other states and overall SEIA activities as time permits.

  • The candidate will need to be comfortable working out of home or other suitable space.

  • May include supervision of other regional staff, depending on the candidate.