Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.
We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 1,000 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.
Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
We’d like to request for individuals interested in this role to please submit a cover letter as well as 1-2 additional writing/work sample attachments with their applications - all provided application materials will be evaluated cumulatively when selecting our slates.
This position can be performed 100% remotely or on a hybrid arrangement out of any other US-based EDF office location - candidates must currently reside in and be based out of the United States.
EDF has long been a leading voice on the design of U.S. climate policy and a champion of pragmatic and forward-looking solutions to environmental issues. EDF’s Federal Climate Innovation (FCI) Team, a part of the EDF U.S. Region Initiative Hub, is focused on strengthening our tools to create and improve climate solutions, including the development and deployment of key climate technologies and the policy frameworks that can facilitate an equitable and just energy transition. The team works across EDF and with a variety of external stakeholders to build support toward key opportunities, with a particular focus on areas related to industrial decarbonization.
EDF’s Federal Climate Innovation Team seeks an Analyst to provide critical research and analysis in support of our U.S. focused efforts to advance ambitious policy solutions to address climate change and facilitate a transition to a net-zero economy. As a key player on a growing team, the Analyst will support our advocacy as we lay the foundation for federal climate legislation and implementation of federal programs relevant to innovation and a net-zero economic transition. The Analyst will ideally be based in Washington, DC and will report to the Manager, Federal Climate Innovation, while working in close collaboration with a range of EDF’s climate, economic, and political experts.
- Conduct research and analysis to influence the implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act programs relating to industrial decarbonization
- Conduct research and economic analysis related to a range of U.S. climate and energy policy proposals and potential legislation, including Congressional appropriations
- Develop and deploy analytical tools designed to educate external stakeholders (e.g., Congressional staff) and inform EDF’s internal thinking on policy design
- Review and synthesize academic literature and analysis as well as policy proposals on topics relevant to climate innovation
- Develop timely, comprehensible, politically salient materials for policy makers, media outlets, and other stakeholders (including analyses, fact sheets, blogs, answers to specific queries, and other information as needed), in close coordination with relevant EDF staff
- Write and prepare white papers, technical reports, policy briefs, and communications materials
- Respond to “rapid-response” queries relating to U.S. climate policy and/or economics from press/media, government, external partners, and internal sources
- Support EDF teams in external settings (e.g., meetings with policy makers, Congressional staff, other environmental organizations, research institutions, or corporations) and collaborate with key partners
- Assist with managing projects and implementing initiatives, including coordinating with key staff across programs, providing technical and other analysis, and monitoring relevant policy developments
- Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values
We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated ability to conduct rigorous research in the area of environmental and/or energy policy. Candidates must have exceptional problem-solving skills, be detail-oriented and able to ensure consistency and quality of research products. You should also have:
- A bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2 years of relevant experience, or a master’s degree with some applied experience (internships, capstones, or other relevant experience beyond coursework will be considered)
- Experience working on environmental policy, particularly climate change and energy
- Experience in the federal government or with federal government programs (legislative or executive) a plus;
- Advanced Excel skills; proficiency with statistical analytical tools a plus
- Ability to effectively synthesize and communicate technical and policy findings in a clear and concise manner to colleagues internally and to external non-technical audiences through both written and oral communication
- Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and critical deadlines
- Ability to take initiative and work independently with broad strategic guidance, as well as in support of and in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams
- Demonstrated capacity for self-awareness and willingness to operate in a growth mindset
- Ability to work collaboratively and inclusively with colleagues and partners of various backgrounds and experience.
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.
The pay range for this role is 57,000 - 65,000 USD which takes into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.Apply