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Director of Research

Solar Energy Industries Association

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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association for the solar and storage industry and represents more 1,000 member companies and 255,000 Americans working across the United States. SEIA is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy and is creating the framework for solar to reach 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. We work with our member companies and strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power.

SEIA does this by supporting pro-solar policies at the state and federal level, developing cutting-edge market research, hosting educational events and webinars, and serving as the voice of the solar and storage industry.

SEIA employees are passionate, forward-thinking leaders that start every day knowing that their work makes a difference. SEIA values diversity and fosters an inclusive, lively company culture that celebrates team success. The association has earned numerous awards for its work and company culture and was named by the Washington Post as a 2023 Top Workplace and a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times.

This position requires a cover letter with the resume. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.


Position Summary:

Guide and conduct industry market data collection, maintenance, analysis and visualization activities in support of SEIA’s mission. Supervise junior staff involved in data collection and analysis activities. Work closely with communications, advocacy, and membership teams to ensure internal and external analyses are understood and communicated to outside stakeholders effectively.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, guide, and occasional perform data collection and database maintenance
  • Data analysis, summary, and visualization (includes report writing and editing)
  • Present analytical findings to internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with advocacy and communications teams to shape messaging around research findings
  • Collaborate with business development teams on the creation of new revenue-generating research products
  • General research to keep up-to-date on industry trends
  • Network with outside analysts and researchers
  • Provide analytical support to member companies
  • Supervise the Research Analyst and Research Interns


Professional Experience, Education & Other Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in analysis of solar energy, energy storage, renewable energy, and/or electricity markets. Demonstrated understanding of standard industry data sources, research methods, industry trends, and market dynamics. Staff management experience.
  • Master's or Bachelor's degree (with equivalent experience) in any of the following: economics, finance, business, public administration, public policy, or related fields.
  • Experience in data collection, maintenance, and analysis
  • Ability to communicate effectively on complex topics
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and/or similar spreadsheet/analysis software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (role requires presenting to large audiences, both in-person and virtually)
  • Well-developed attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle large array of research and analysis tasks for wide variety of internal and external stakeholders on various timelines


Working Conditions

  • Work is in an office environment or in a remote-office environment that is suitably equipped with internet and telephone access.
  • SEIA employees in the Washington, D.C. region follow a hybrid remote and in-person office model. Employees work 3 days a week in an office environment and as needed when there are special events or meetings but otherwise can be remote.
  • Travel is required for this role.


Compensation Range

$100,000-$105,000 annually, based on experience and excellent benefits package


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, to create a more resilient organization supporting 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.

SEIA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, homelessness, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. SEIA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we employ staff. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

SEIA is an EVERIFY employer.

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