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.
Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate program works to promote ambitious market-based climate policies around the globe with a focus on the top-emitting countries and sectors, as well as those projected to rise the most in the future — including in North America, where we have championed California’s cap-and-trade program and work to increase the ambition of federal policy; in Latin America, where we work to reduce emissions from tropical deforestation; in India, where we promote low-carbon rural development; and at the international level, including in the aviation and shipping sectors and in UN negotiations.
EDF’s Climate team seeks an Analyst to provide critical research, analysis, and coordination to support our efforts to accelerate understanding of and investment in nature-based climate solutions. The Analyst will inform our work to protect tropical forests on a scale that supports a stable climate, including by helping to generate broad stakeholder consensus among on what constitutes high-integrity tropical forest protection carbon credits and securing commitments from leading companies to purchase these credits. They will assist team members and partners with crucial analytical and research projects; help coordinate strategic outreach to civil society and other diverse stakeholders; support multi-stakeholder collaborations and processes; and coordinate with EDF colleagues on cross-functional and matrixed workstreams.
The Analyst will report to the Director for Climate and Forests. 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.
This is a two year renewable fixed term contract.
• Assist in planning and facilitate participation in multi-stakeholder collaborations to develop consensus around criteria for high-integrity carbon credits from tropical forests.
• Collaborate with internal team and external partners to research and write key analytical reports and briefings.
• Collect relevant data to track project progress and outcomes.
• Coordinate strategic outreach to partners and other stakeholders.
• Assist contractors with information needs and internal coordination.
• Apply excellent organizational, communication and planning skills in preparing correspondence and reports, responding to requests for information and helping to coordinate activities among staff members, contractors and partners.
• Organize and manage key project information, including databases, libraries and repositories for files, and notes from important internal and external meetings.
• Assist with organizing meetings, including scheduling and other logistics as needed.
• Advance EDF Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental challenges we face. This includes fostering equitable systems and empowering diverse constituencies both internally and externally.
• Additional relevant responsibilities as assigned.
• Demonstrated interest in environmental issues.
• B.S. or M.S. in an environmentally relevant field, with 1-3 years of professional and/or advanced research experience in an environmental science, environmental advocacy or related field.
• Demonstrated skill in synthesizing primary research.
• Experience with project management.
• Creative and innovative thinking, willing to change the status quo and propose new ideas and opportunities.
• Demonstrate cultural awareness and the knowledge, attitude, behavior, and skills that lead to a culturally competent workplace, including the ability to adapt behavior and communication styles.
• Additional language(s) other than English a plus.
• Ability to work both independently and as a member of a small team in a fast-paced, dynamic, and creative environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences.
• Well organized, motivated and detail oriented.
• Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
• Proficiency in the use of standard business software, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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.