Senior Analyst, Financial Regulations

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Position Summary:

NRDC is seeking a Senior Analyst of Financial Regulations to work with the Green Finance team, with a preference for working in our Washington, DC office, but working from other NRDC offices or remotely will be considered. This role will lead projects and support NRDC’s efforts to spur action by US financial regulators to equitably address systemic climate risk, with a focus on the real estate sector. Position includes working with coalitions, regulators, community groups, across NRDC and leading experts on regulatory reform to both include climate risk to the financial system as well as ensuring equitable outcomes for marginalized communities that could be harmed by changes to financial regulations. The Green Finance Center already focus on work with the Federal Reserve, other bank regulators and the Securities and Exchange Commission. This position would engage on that work and work to expand our work on climate-related regulations in the housing finance market. A background in finance or economics is essential, but learning about climate related issues can occur on the job.
  • Prepare regulatory submissions and respond to requests for public comment on priority regulations, serving as project manager for document production, research inputs, peer review, submission and follow up with regulators.
  • Support or lead the development of new policy and legal research and analysis to support policy and regulatory recommendations with equity considerations, to prioritize strategic research that refines NRDC’s positions and provides thought leadership.
  • Engage with key regulators and policymakers and secure high-level, strategic opportunities to present NRDC’s policy and regulatory recommendations.
  • Manage consultants to conduct research and deliver written materials.
  • Engage with external allies and partners, identifying and leveraging opportunities for joint advocacy and research, particularly from marginalized communities to ensure equity voices and considerations are central to changes.
  • Write blogs and work with our communications team to develop media messaging and communications materials, including op-eds and press releases.
  • Partner with the Director in production of funding proposals with the NRDC Development team, providing support for funder meetings and outreach to potential new funders.
  • Supervise and mentor interns to include hiring, onboarding, training and evaluation duties.
  • Represent NRDC at conferences, seminars, press conferences and meetings as spokesperson for project or program work.

  • Work and/or educational background in real estate finance, banking, financial regulation, and/or economics.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in real estate financing, community banking, financial regulation and/or policy.
  • Experience working on sustainability, climate, and energy issues in the corporate, investor or non-profit sectors preferred but not required.
  • Commitment to equity and financial inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to work across groups within an organization and with external partners, including communication in both highly technical and more general terms.
  • Strong project management, planning skills and capacity to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Advanced finance or economics degree preferred
  • Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Deep understanding and demonstrated commitment to and competency in racial equity, diversity, and inclusion principles, including contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment and experience with advancing DEI.
  • Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience. Salary minimum is $103,500; salary midpoint is $116,250. Salary may be higher as appropriate for the selected candidate, with internal equity considerations taken into account.

Since March 2020, NRDC’s offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be attached to the Washington, DC or other NRDC office, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support staff with remote working arrangements. Should you relocate from your current location in the future, we will review any change to your compensation, and relocation assistance, at that time.

To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications NRDC receives, we will only contact candidates we would like to progress through the search process. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes, or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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