Director of Research Posted Jul 09
American Council on Renewable Energy , Washington, DC
The Director of Research promotes the transition to renewable energy through high-quality original research, modeling and data analysis. This position works closely with the ACORE policy and programs team to closely monitor market trends and commercial activities and use quantitative methods to analyze the impact of policies on the renewable energy industry. This position will play a key role in the development of high-quality reports, fact sheets and other publications. The ideal candidate will have subject matter expertise on renewable energy and related business issues; have at least five years of research and analytical experience; and have a demonstrated track record of producing high-quality written materials and successfully executing multi-faceted projects.

This position is based in Washington, D.C., although all staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19.

Key job duties
• Play a key role in developing and implementing a research strategy and work plan that supports ACORE’s mission, philanthropic funding and member value
• Collaborate with ACORE’s management team, fundraising team, and subject matter experts to conceptualize, draft and edit high-quality publications
• Work closely with ACORE’s policy and programs teams to model the economic and environmental effects of renewable energy deployment under varying market and policy conditions, including employment impacts and impacts on emissions
• Conduct market research on renewable energy, energy storage, electric transmission, ESG investing and the broader electric power sector
• Collegially cultivate and manage relationships with consultants and external partners working on ACORE publications or otherwise engaged in joint efforts
• Assist policy, programs, communications, corporate engagement and other internal teams in support of ACORE’s mission and organizational objectives
• Support other tasks as assigned

Required skills and knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as a social or natural science or technical discipline, or equivalent experience, is essential. Advanced degree or equivalent is preferred
• Subject matter expertise on the renewable energy sector, including understanding of energy and climate policies and renewable energy financing approaches
• Excellent research, analytical, writing, editing and communication skills
• A minimum of five years of quantitative research and analytical experience, with prior experience producing reports, analysis, briefings and other written materials
• Experience with economic and/or environmental modeling of policy and market scenarios
• Strong project management skills and experience leading cross-departmental projects
• Strong computer skills, including Excel and database management systems
• A collaborative and collegial work style

Application Instructions
Submit resume, cover letter and writing samples.