Regulatory Director, Mid-Atlantic/Southeast

Washington, District of Columbia, United States · Regulatory


Vote Solar is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to making solar energy accessible to all and a primary source of electricity across the country. We are in search of a Regulatory Director to help shape and guide state-level regulatory and legislative policies to advance markets and inclusive programs for solar power generation -- both distributed and utility-scale – in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast states, primarily in Georgia, Florida, and Washington D.C., but with support for work across the region.


Vote Solar seeks a candidate committed to helping advance sustainable, equitable solutions to the challenges facing solar expansion in the electricity market. This senior position will require both strategic thought leadership in advocating for technical solutions before state regulatory bodies, and collaborative coalition building and management in getting those solutions implemented. The position will work closely with legal counsel and a campaign manager in leveraging media and Vote Solar’s grassroots activists to advance concrete goals in regulatory and legislative venues. The position is responsible for managing one Vote Solar regulatory staff based in the region. The ideal candidate is a results-oriented person who excels at building relationships and managing complicated projects.

We are looking for a candidate that can support our mission in the following areas:

This is a high-level, regionally-focused position with the opportunity to play a significant role in shaping the future of renewable energy policy in key targeted states.


This position will be based in the Washington D.C. metro area or more broadly in the Southeast -- regional travel is required, proximity to transportation hubs is important. Salary commensurate with experience and training.

[1] GSD: Gets Stuff Done



Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. A relevant graduate degree is an advantage, but is not required. Applicants should have at least five years of relevant work experience. Beyond that, the most important qualification is a GSD[1] and enthusiasm for the Vote Solar mission.


Qualified candidates must have: strong analytical and strategic skills; ability to write well for policy and general audiences; excellent project management skills; and a general understanding of US electricity markets and regulation. Ideal candidates for this position have a combination of technical expertise in clean energy policy and practice (particularly in the solar sector) and interpersonal skills/lived-experience to facilitate collaborative work with diverse populations and allies. Previous experience with formal regulatory proceedings is a plus. Knowledge of utility ratemaking, procurement and grid operations are also a plus.


Excellent benefits: Vote Solar provides full-time staff with a competitive package, including paid vacation and sick time, health care and a retirement savings plan.

Vote Solar is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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