Research Coordinator

Atlanta, Georgia
Commensurate with Experience
Jun 07, 2019
Jul 07, 2019
Research Coordinator
Job Function
Focus Areas
Associations / Union
Position Type
Part Time
Degree Level

Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative

Research Coordinator Position Description

Job Title:  Research Coordinator

Reports To:  President & CEO

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

Job Requirements:   Minimum of 5 years of energy experience is required

Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative Mission

Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to serve as a trusted source of information on consumer’s views of grid modernization, energy delivery and usage, and to help consumers understand the benefits of smart energy.

SECC fulfills this mission by:

  • listening to consumers via primary consumer research
  • collaborating with stakeholders via hosted events and shared best practices
  • educating consumers via outreach and messaging toolkits

Summary of Responsibilities

Reporting to and in partnership with the President & CEO, the SECC Research Coordinator leads SECC efforts with respect to activities related to research. This position assists the research committee with their tasks; authors research or hires & manages research consultants; writes blogs and articles related to research; and works closely with staff, board members, volunteers, consultants, and coalition partners.  

Key Functions:

Research Planning and Coordination

  • Oversees the direction and content of SECC Research, leading to fulfillment of the SECC mission to listen via consumer research, educate via outreach and messaging tool-kits, and collaborate via shared best practices.
  • Acts as the research point of contact internally and externally; focus on and deliver insights and implications from the research, and understand and evaluate the overall smart energy related research landscape – who is doing what, who might we partner with, and how that partnership might take shape.
  • Assists the research committee with their duties, interacts with research consultants and SECC members, and helps ensure that research projects are successful, highly visible, and fill needed gaps in industry knowledge.
  • Maintains awareness of the community, institutional, and national smart grid environment in order to identify and respond to developments related to the organizations’ mission.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Must be analytical, project management, big picture oriented. Should be able to identify and evaluate themes and trends.
  3. Need solid PowerPoint and graphics experience  – be good at visual story telling.
  4. Familiar with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Working Conditions

  1. The Research Coordinator will operate in a standard working week.
  2. The Research Coordinator position is part-time, with some weeks requiring 20-25 hours and other weeks requiring about 5 hours.