The Coalition for Community Solar Access (“CCSA”) is seeking qualified applicants for a Regional Director to cover the Northeastern US region, with a focus on New York, Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut. The anticipated start date for this position is immediate. CCSA is a growing organization working to open, protect, and serve markets for community solar across the country.
The Regional Director will serve as lead for all new and existing community solar programs in the Northeastern US. The Regional Director will work with members, policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders to guide development and implementation of community solar programs to meet organizational Core Principles and ensure market best practices. The New Markets Director will report to CCSA’s Vice President of Campaigns and will work closely with CCSA’s regulatory and policy team. CCSA is a fast paced, mission driven, collegial, and fun work environment. The ideal candidate will share CCSA’s mission to expand access to solar for all and fit the fast paced and self- starting culture.
- Strong experience in electricity market dynamics, renewable energy, and solar energy policy
- Ability to guide policy and market goals in state regulatory processes
- Ability to effectively manage coalitions of stakeholders across multiple states
- Ability to efficiently manage CCSA Member input within organizational Committee process; working alongside Committee Chairs, Members and broader coalitions of local stakeholders
- Ability to co-lead thought leadership development of policy positions with CCSA VP of Campaigns and Regulatory team.
- Proven track record of passing legislation including managing lobbyists, building coalitions, and running public affairs and communications campaigns
- Serve as the resident expert for community solar throughout the Northeast U.S.
- Represent CCSA at in person and virtual regulatory and stakeholder events
- Run regular CCSA state committee calls and manage member feedback on legislative and regulatory efforts in NE markets
- Manage and co-produce written comments in regulatory proceedings (primarily state-level) working with members, and external legal support
- Interface with external stakeholders including allied industry organizations and NGO's to advance CCSA's policy goals
- Minimum 5+ years work experience in public policy and advocacy – particularly in the Northeast U.S.
- Potential for ~10-20% travel requirement to stakeholder meetings
- Significant experience working in state regulatory processes
- Strong communications and strategic instincts
- Familiarity with state lobbying ethics rules and responsibility to file appropriate registrations and disclosures
- Self-starter, with strong political instincts, and ability to work remotely and while traveling
- Prefer location that enables affordable, efficient travel to Northeastern states– either centrally located or near a major transit hub (New York, Boston, Connecticut etc).
- Flexible worksite - e.g. home or shared worksite.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Base salary range is between $120,000 - $140,000 with the opportunity to participate in a performance incentive plan. Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge and skills of applicant, and alignment with market data.
This position includes a competitive benefits package. Benefits include a company sponsored, flexible reimbursement plan for health/dental/vision insurance benefits. The reimbursement plan covers up to 100% of premiums for employees and their families, in addition to co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses. We also offer paid parental leave, professional coaching opportunities, and the opportunity to participate in a 401(k) plan.
Please send resume and cover letter to Matt Hargarten - firstname.lastname@example.org - with the subject line “Regional Director, Northeast – YOUR NAME”.
The Coalition for Community Solar Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Our team members are passionate about expanding access to renewable energy solutions to every American energy consumer and are constantly striving to improve and better ourselves. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in the workplace and in the communities with which we partner. If you will enjoy working in a growing organization with a collegial work environment, and in a fast paced and self-starting culture, you are probably a great fit for our team!