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Policy & Regulatory Manager, GRID Alternatives – California or New York/New Jersey

Organization: GRID Alternatives

Position Title: Policy & Regulatory Manager

Location: Oakland, California or New York-New Jersey area

Application Deadline: June 17, 2015

Description: GRID is seeking a highly motivated individual to support its policy and regulatory work at the local, state, and federal levels, especially related to GRID’s national expansion efforts. This is a mid-level position with plenty of growth potential. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Government Relations.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high growth non-profit organization and be at the ground level of its national expansion efforts. The candidate must be an independent thinker, driven by challenges, and confident in problem-solving. The candidate must be diplomatic and professional to interface in important relationships with representatives from government, utilities, and key industry partners. Above all else, the candidate must be committed to the GRID Alternatives mission to serve low income communities and families.


  • Represent GRID at various local/state solar industry association meetings, primarily outside California
  • Manage team of Policy Coordinators focused on state/regional support
  • Work with VP, Government Relations to establish staffing needs, responsibilities, and priorities
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholder groups including regulatory, legislative, utilities, solar companies, and advocacy orgs.
  • Research and Track policies and regulations in key states
  • Draft position papers/comments related to State regulatory proceedings or legislation
  • Support GRID’s affiliate offices and their engagement on local solar issues
  • Work with GRID’s leadership to help guide national expansion strategy
  • Work with Foundation/Federal Grant Writer to support proposal writing
  • Work closely with HQ crossover teams (Tribal, Development, Communications)
  • Develop and maintain system to track team’s activities


  • General understanding of PV solar industry and related policy and regulatory issues
  • Superior writing and verbal skills, including presentation skills. Drafting policy/regulatory positions is a plus.
  • Research and analysis
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member in a dynamic and culturally diverse environment
  • Willingness to work for high growth non-profit in start-up environment
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities and demanding work loads
  • Passion for renewable energy, sustainability, affordable housing, the environment, or environmental justice

Desired skills:

  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM database software
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • 2-3 years working in solar policy/regulatory environment

Degree/Years of Work Experience:

  • University/College Degree or 5 years of related work experience

How to Apply: Go to and submit your resume and cover letter. Applications without cover letters will be considered incomplete. Please DO NOT e-mail or fax your resume.

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