Regulatory Program Coordinator

Washington, DC
Posted 9 months 2 days ago

About IREC
IREC is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization working nationally to expand and simplify
consumer access to reliable, affordable distributed clean energy by: (1) developing and advancing
regulatory policy innovations that empower individuals and businesses to benefit from clean energy
use; (2) generating and promoting national model rules, standards, and best practices; (3) developing
consumer protection tools; and (4) providing workforce training, education, and credentialing. Grounded
in the latest research and objective analysis, IREC’s work helps inform and guide fact-based regulatory
policy decision-making and workforce development efforts. Through collaborative partnerships with
diverse stakeholders, IREC seeks to build consensus and achieve workable solutions to create a
sustainable and economically strong clean energy future.
Since 1982, IREC has established itself as a leading national renewable energy organization. With
over three decades of experience, the results of IREC’s work are visible in nearly every state, with rules
that enable millions more consumers to participate in the clean energy marketplace and practices that
make it easier, safer and more affordable to connect to the utility grid. More information about
IREC’s work is available on our website: www.irecusa.org.

Position Description
IREC is in search of an ambitious, self-motivated and self-directed Program Coordinator to support
IREC’s state and national engagement and leadership on distributed energy resource policies and related
consumer issues. This position will provide support for and report to IREC’s Regulatory Director and
will interface with IREC’s regulatory team of attorneys and experts, as well as IREC’s Senior
Management.
The Regulatory Program Coordinator will excel at research, writing, communication, coordination with
diverse partners, tracking multiple regulatory issues, project management, and execution deliverables in a
timely and efficient manner. The Program Coordinator will also contribute thought-leadership and insight
on regulatory policies that will help remove barriers to distributed energy resources and support the
implementation of IREC’s regulatory strategy. Lastly, the Coordinator will provide programmatic support
for related Regulatory Program grants and initiatives.
Specifically, the Program Coordinator will:

  • Support the Director with programmatic writing, research and coordination tasks to achieve identified Regulatory Program goals and objectives;
  • Coordinate and communicate with IREC’s team of attorneys, engineers, and other experts to support their successful engagement in state regulatory proceedings;
  • Conduct targeted research and assessments of state and national policies and market trends to track activities and report key findings to the Regulatory Team (the Program Coordinator will have access to an existing regulatory tracking portal to support this function);
  • Identify key national trends, gaps, needs and opportunities for IREC’s engagement and provide support for the development and implementation of any applicable strategies to address the aforementioned;
  • Coordinate with and support IREC’s communications team in the development of compelling communications and other collateral to share IREC’s efforts and successes with broad and diverse  audiences, including regulators, funders, program partners, consumer groups, the media, and others. This will include support for regular updates to IREC’s website content;
  • Support the development and launch of key Regulatory Program reports, publications, and other public tools;
  • Support IREC’s role as a member of the Solar Market Pathways National Coordinator Technical Team, which supports 14 diverse teams across the country working on various solar projects. This may include responding to technical assistance requests, supporting assisting with SMP’s national events, and supporting SMP’s national dissemination and replication tasks, among other tasks’
  • Support IREC Consumer Protection program including distribution of Consumer Checklist and Consumer Bill of Rights;
  • Track and respond to Regulatory Program inquiries;
  • Work with and communicate regularly with IREC’s diverse partners and stakeholders to build and nurture key relationships.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or above in a related field. Candidates should
ideally have at least 4 years of relevant work experience. Candidates should possess: strong research and
analytic skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and
creatively with regulatory and general audiences; ability to work independently and with diverse teams;
self-directed, organized, and motivated; strong understanding and knowledge of electricity markets,
regulations, and key policies impacting distributed energy resource markets and the consume experience
therein, including: interconnection standards, net metering and solar valuation, community/shared solar,
low- to moderate-income solar policies, distributed energy storage, grid modernization, grid integration,
and other relevant regulatory issues.
Applicants should be proficient in Word, Excel, and Power Point.
 

Position Details
IREC is a virtual organization and candidates will be expected to have access to a home or virtual office,
including access to a reliable phone and computer. IREC provides a modest stipend for home office
expenses. IREC employees receive paid holidays and personal time off days. Salary commensurate with
experience and training.

Although applicants from all locations will be given consideration, IREC is ideally seeking someone in
the Washington D.C. area.

To Apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and professional writing sample via email to
michelleb@irecusa.org by July 21, 2016.
Please no phone calls or submissions via post mail.