Director, Interconnection and Grid Integration

December 7th, 2021
Coalition for Community Solar Access
December 7, 2021
Remote; location flexible, United States of America
Job Type


The Coalition for Community Solar Access (“CCSA”) is seeking qualified applicants for the role of a Director, Interconnection and Grid Integration to work with the vice president of strategic initiatives and CCSA regional directors in CCSA’s regulatory efforts.

You will work with the VP of strategic initiatives to support CCSA’s regulatory activity with a focus on matters pertaining to the integration of distributed energy resources into the electric grid (e.g. interconnection, distribution system planning, grid modernization, performance based ratemaking, etc.). You will work closely with the VP of strategic initiatives on all regulatory matters, such as submitting comments to state and federal agencies, and ultimately ensuring our regulatory efforts follow CCSA’s campaign plans and meet organizational Core Principles. In addition, you will act as a liaison between CCSA and partner organizations.


  • Expert written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to achieve policy and market goals in state regulatory processes
  • Ability to effectively manage coalitions of stakeholders across multiple states
  • Ability to work closely with partner organizations and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to efficiently manage CCSA Member input within organizational Committee process; working alongside the VP of strategic initiatives, CCSA regional directors and broader coalitions of local stakeholders
  • Ability to speak to and work with both conservative and progressive constituencies


  • Manage and co-produce written comments in regulatory efforts
  • Assist in facilitating CCSA’s State Committee meetings and respond to member inquiries
  • Represent CCSA at in-person and virtual regulatory and stakeholder events
  • Coordinate with external stakeholders including allied industry organizations and NGO's to advance CCSA's policy goals
  • Provide input into CCSA’s long-term planning efforts for new and existing markets
  • Co-lead thought leadership development with VP of strategic initiatives


  • Minimum 5+ years work experience in energy policy, regulatory, and/or advocacy
  • Significant experience running successful state regulatory campaigns and strong political instincts
  • Comfort with electricity market dynamics, with focus on solar and battery energy storage policy
  • Familiarity with state lobbying ethics rules and responsibility to file appropriate registrations and disclosures
  • Self-starter and ability to work alongside CCSA Staff
  • Ability to work remotely and while traveling

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Base salary range is between $130,000 - $150,000 with the opportunity to participate in an additional 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, a flexible work schedule, and the opportunity to participate in a 401(k) plan.


  • Remote, flexible


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!


Applications Process:

Please send resume and cover letter to Mike Judge – - with the subject line “Director, ITX and Grid Integration Role – 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. 

Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA)

Mission and Core Principles

The Coalition for Community Solar Access is a national Coalition of businesses and non-profits working to expand customer choice and access to solar for all American households and businesses through community solar. Our mission is to empower every American energy consumer with the option to choose local, clean, and affordable community solar. We work with customers, utilities, local stakeholders, and policymakers to develop and implement policies and best practices that ensure community solar programs provide a win, win, win for all, starting with the customer.

We promote policies, programs, and practices that:

  1. Allow all consumers the opportunity to participate in and directly economically benefit from the construction and operation of new clean energy assets.
  2. Provide equal access for community solar providers to build and operate community solar projects and interconnect those projects to the serving utility’s grid.
  3. Incorporate a fair bill credit mechanism that provides subscribers with an economic benefit commensurate with the value of the long-term, clean, locally-sited energy produced by community solar projects.
  4. Support the participation of diverse customer types in community solar programs, and encourage customer choice with providers, product features, and attributes to catalyze innovation and best serve customers.
  5. Encourage transparent, non-discriminatory utility rules on siting, and interconnecting projects, and collaboration with utilities to facilitate efficient siting and interconnection.
  6. Ensure that community solar projects are operated and maintained well to protect customers and providers’ investment.
  7. Ensure full and accurate disclosure of customer benefits and risks in a standard, comparable manner that presents customers with performance and cost transparency.
  8. Comply with applicable securities, tax, and consumer protection laws to reduce customer risk and protect the customer.
  9. Maintain a 360-degree view of the community solar market and ensure a beneficial role for all parties in the partnerships forged between subscriber, provider, and utility.
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