Analyst, US Legal & Regulatory

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Environmental Defense Fund

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

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 850 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?
Responsibilities :
Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Remote US Home for East Coast region.

Overall Function

The U.S. Legal & Regulatory team is working to restore and expand vital climate protections under the Clean Air Act. The team is working to advance federal climate and air protections, including through rigorous technical and policy analysis, public education and outreach, and advocacy.

The Analyst, U.S. Legal & Regulatory will assist with implementing and developing strategy for a suite of multidisciplinary projects involving research and analysis on a variety of topics related to clean air, public health, climate, and energy issues. Research and technical analysis may be used to support our litigation efforts on climate and clean air standards and for public education, advocacy with decision-makers, and political outreach. In addition, the Analyst will work with other members of the Climate team to identify, implement, and develop other innovative strategies and approaches.

Areas of likely focus include, but are not limited to:
  • Policy and technical analysis of power sector regulations;
  • Policy and technical analytics support for near-term and long-term climate policy planning;
  • Analysis and review of policies and programs relevant to power sector efforts;
  • Analysis and synthesis of various emissions data.
This position will provide support with engaging outside experts, decision makers, and stakeholders, both to ensure that our analysis is robust and well-informed and to enable broad dissemination of our findings for use in achieving our climate and air policy goals.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist with and develop timely in-house analyses for Program staff, EDF executive team, and other programs throughout the organization.
  • Help write white papers summarizing research for a broader audience, along with public communications including technical regulatory comments, Congressional testimony, presentations, Op-Ed pieces, fact sheets, and blog posts.
  • Prepare information to respond to inquiries from a variety of stakeholders.
  • Work with internet communications staff to maintain up-to-date information on websites.
  • 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.
  • Assist in implementing initiatives such as advancing strengthened, resilient federal standards to reduce conventional, toxic, and climate pollution from power plants and industrial sources.
  • Support environmental justice initiatives, particularly those related to addressing the disparate impacts of climate change and air pollution.
  • 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.
  • Additional relevant responsibilities as assigned.
The minimum qualifications for the position are:
  • Undergraduate degree in environmental science, economics, law or related fields with at least two year of related professional experience required. A Master’s Degree in a related field with some professional experience may substitute.
  • Results-oriented, self-starter with the ability to think strategically and carry out responsibilities in a timely and effective manner.
  • Exceptional personal organization and attention to detail.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills and an interest in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work.
  • Excellent 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.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Strong computer proficiency, including experience with Excel, Word, and Internet research.
EEO Information:
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.