MD DC DE VA Solar Energy Industries Association

MDV-SEIA Seeks Deputy Director/Director Policy for Mid-Atlantic Solar Markets


Aug 15


Job description

The Deputy Director / Director is a member of MDV-SEIA’s strategy and market development team. This person will be responsible for managing MDV-SEIA’s engagement in assessing solar market opportunities, conducting policy analysis, and advocating for solar-friendly policies in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Delaware.

This position reports to the Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Developing an encyclopedic understanding of the market and policy environment in MDV-SEIA’s target markets;
  • Coordinating internally with MDV-SEIA’s staff and Board of Directors to shape the company’s go-to-market strategy and associated policy goals;
  • Coordinating externally with member companies in developing and advocating for certain policy positions in both legislative and regulatory arenas;
  • Conducting direct policy advocacy in selected states;
  • Fundraising for policy work on behalf of the association, including but not limited to recruitment of members, hosts for political fundraisers, and conference sponsors.
  • Managing contract lobbyists and/or regulatory attorneys (where applicable); and
  • Representing MDV-SEIA at industry events, political events, and other venues relevant to fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.


Preferred experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year institution
  • Experience in market assessment, policy analysis and advocacy
  • 3+ years solar industry experience or equivalent
  • Tenacious problem solving skills, including the ability to accurately assess, resolve, communicate, and implement solutions to vexing problems
  • Strong leadership, management, and collaboration skills
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to craft and present excellent presentations
  • Skills at creating, summarizing, and presenting information concisely and logically for executive decision-making
  • Proven ability to adapt to change and uncertainty in a calm and measured manner
  • Passion for solar energy and broader energy solutions, including a strong conceptual and analytical understanding of the potential for solar energy and related technologies
  • An optimistic outlook and “can-do” attitude
  • Individual must be comfortable operating remotely, but will be required to live in the Mid-Atlantic in order to attend meetings

How to apply

Please submit a copy of your resume/CV and a cover letter (both as attachments) to:

Dana Sleeper, Executive Director

The subject line of the email should read: First Name Last Name – Deputy Director Ex.: Jane Doe – Deputy Director


PO Box 181, Washington, DC, 20044, US
This job can be performed from a remote location.


Start date
September 30, 2015
Application deadline
September 1, 2015

Note: this date has passed
Education requirements
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
None specified
Salary range (annual, U.S. $)
60,000 – 70,000
Job function
Owner’s areas of focus

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