With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace where innovation and results are a way of life.
EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share our Core Values of Respect, Results, Innovation, Optimism, and Integrity, and support our Commitment to Diversity.
The US Climate program seeks a highly motivated, analytically rigorous analyst to join EDF’s subnational policy team. The Analyst will be a key member of the team, conducting research and analysis in a breadth of environmental topics and supporting state-level climate advocacy.
The Analyst will report to the Senior Manager for US Climate. They will work with other analysts, natural scientists, and policy specialists across the Climate program and throughout EDF as well as within academia and other partner organizations.
EDF is currently working remotely due to the pandemic and anticipates returning to its offices only when it is safe to do so. Candidates could eventually work out of one of EDF’s U.S. offices, or remotely, depending on circumstances.
- Contribute to development of a comprehensive strategy for state-level policy design and advocacy and take ownership of portions of that strategy. This may include, but is not limited to, coordinating with external stakeholders, meeting with policy makers, supporting communication campaigns, representing EDF at public meetings, tracking legislation and regulatory proceedings, etc.
- Assist with timely in-house research and analyses for stakeholders across the organization, including analysis of proposed regulations and legislation for emissions, economic, and equity implications
- Help write whitepapers summarizing research for a broader audience, along with public communications including formal comments, presentations, Op-Ed pieces, and blog posts
- Research and develop recommendations on policy design related to emission targets, emission limits, market-based programs, air quality standards, cumulative impacts, etc.
- Prepare information to respond to inquiries from a variety of stakeholders
- Work with internet communications staff to maintain up-to-date information on websites
- Participates 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
- Undergraduate degree in environmental science, economics, public policy or related fields. At least three years of related professional experience or a Master’s degree in a related field with some professional experience
- Demonstrated interest in environmental policy and environmental equity
- Results-oriented, self-starter with the ability to think strategically and carry out responsibilities in a timely and effective manner
- Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability effectively engage with policy professionals from a variety of backgrounds; an excellent listener and fast learner
- Strong research and analytical skills and an interest in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work
- Demonstrated ability to effectively synthesize and communicate basic technical and policy findings in a clear and concise manner to colleagues internally and to external non-technical audiences (written and oral communication skills)
- Ability to work independently and to support a multi-disciplinary team, using independent judgment required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload
- Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, priorities, and tight deadlines concurrently
- Strong computer proficiency, including experience with Excel, Word, and Internet research
- Ability to apply excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills in preparing correspondence and reports, responding to requests for information, and helping to coordinate activities among team members
- Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds
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.