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.
RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
- 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