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Research Analyst


Company Profile

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the solar energy industry representing nearly 1,000 companies from around the world. Our mission is to build a strong solar industry to power America. We achieve that aim by supporting pro-solar policy at the federal and state level, developing cutting-edge industry research, and speaking as the voice of the solar industry to press and public. 
At SEIA, our staff arrives every morning knowing that their work improves our country's energy independence, empowers our member businesses and strengthens our economy through the creation of more than 250,000 U.S. jobs. Combining a strong sense of purpose and a great work environment has resulted in SEIA being selected as one of the “Best Non-Profits” to work for in America.

Position Summary

The Research Analyst supports the activities of SEIA’s research team through data collection and analysis, communication of that analysis and general cross-departmental coordination of various research activities. The Analyst also works as part of the broader research team to envision, propose and deploy new research tools and products. The Research Associate reports directly to the Senior Director of Research. 

Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support data collection and analysis for various research reports, including SEIA/GTM Research’s U.S. Solar Market Insight and SEIA’s Solar Means Business.
  • Support research on solar supply chain and domestic solar energy markets.
  • Create data visualizations using Excel, Flourish, Mapbox and other software.
  • Supervise Research interns.
  • Coordinate with Communications, Government Affairs, Membership and other departments on data requests and research initiatives.
  • Track and respond to data and research requests from SEIA members and other organizations.
  • Create written content for fact sheets, research reports and other public-facing documents.
  • Monitor solar industry trends and activities.
  • Serve as a key team member in developing and executing on the department’s strategic development plan.
  • Other responsibilities as defined and related such as webinar or event development, member, and industry updates.

Professional Experience, Education & Other Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (economics, energy policy, business administration, public administration, policy analysis, etc.).
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in solar or energy-related field.
  • Extremely close attention to detail.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM software (helpful).
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and analysis, preferably in professional setting.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and organizations.
  • Creative thinker with willingness to take initiative.
  • Computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office tools including Word, Teams, Excel and Outlook).
  • This position description should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the sole standards for the position. Incumbents are expected to perform all other duties as required.

Working Conditions

Work is in an office environment

Compensation Range

$54,000 - $58,000 annually 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to [email protected] with the subject “2022 Research Analyst.” 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, e.g. Resume]_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 without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SEIA complies with applicable 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.