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Communications Coordinator


Company Profile

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association for the solar and storage industry and represents more 1,000 member companies and 255,000 Americans working across the United States. SEIA is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy and is creating the framework for solar to reach 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. We work with our member companies and strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power.

SEIA does this by supporting pro-solar policies at the state and federal level, developing cutting-edge market research, hosting educational events and webinars, and serving as the voice of the solar and storage industry.

SEIA employees are passionate, forward-thinking leaders that start every day knowing that their work makes a difference. SEIA values diversity and fosters an inclusive, lively company culture that celebrates team success. The association has earned numerous awards for its work and company culture and was named by the Nonprofit Times as one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” in America in April 2022.

Position Summary

The Communications Coordinator reports to the Senior Director of Communications and supports SEIA’s strategic communication efforts. The Communications Coordinator is an integral member of the public affairs team and will play an important role carrying out the organization’s daily communication activities.

SEIA relies on its communications and public affairs team to strengthen its message, expand its audience, and provide high-quality communications outcomes for its members. The Communications Coordinator will help the organization execute external communications campaigns and initiatives designed to expand the organization’s market opportunities, win policy battles, influence the national conversation on clean energy and climate change and reach the organization’s goals in the Solar+ Decade.

Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drafting and distributing SEIA’s daily news clips digest and weekly newsletter.
  • Assisting with media relations, including: creating media lists, drafting and distributing press releases, pitching news stories, fielding media requests, drafting interview prep documents, and coordinating press calls to support SEIA’s announcements and other proactive media relations efforts. 
  • Supporting SEIA’s social media presence and creating engaging content for SEIA’s Instagram, Twitter, TikTok,  and LinkedIn presence.
  • Assisting with the development of graphics and video content in support of SEIA’s announcements, campaigns and profile-building activities.
  • Assisting with administration of SEIA’s Public Relations Committee and other special member meetings, events or workshops as needed.
  • Assisting with the creation of editorial content such as blog posts, fact sheets and op-eds as needed.

Professional Experience, Education & Other Qualifications

  • 1-year of experience working in communications, journalism or digital media and demonstrated interest in clean energy, climate issues, and public policy.
  • Strong writing skills and proven ability to communicate to a variety of audiences through digital channels.
  • Working knowledge of media relations best practices, social media and the policymaking process.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, time management skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work under time-sensitive deadlines and in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
  • Experience working in content management systems like Drupal and WordPress and the ability to quickly learn other programs and platforms as needed.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, and Google Docs, as well as the ability to quickly learn other programs and platforms as needed.
  • Working knowledge of design platforms like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and video editing programs like After Effects, Premier Pro, and Final Cut, is strongly desired but not required.

Working Conditions

  • SEIA employees in the Washington, D.C. region follow a hybrid remote and in-person office model. Employees work 2 days a week in an office environment and as needed when there are special events or meetings, but will otherwise be remote. 
  • Work Location: Washington, D.C.

Compensation Range

$45,000 - $48,000 annually, based on experience, and excellent benefits package.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to [email protected] with the subject “2023 Communications Coordinator.” Submissions that are in the form of a single Word or PDF document facilitate review and are preferred.

Please name all files using the following format: "[name]_[document title]_SEIA." No calls please; direct applicants only, no search or placement firms.

Working at SEIA

SEIA values diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the solar industry. We strive to welcome different perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, regardless of job function in order to create a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable solar industry. SEIA envisions an industry that is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity. We aim to achieve this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and progress. We will develop strategies, programs, and tools that seek to equalize opportunities within SEIA and allow for discussing and sharing best practices within the solar industry.

SEIA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, homelessness, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. SEIA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we employ staff. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.