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Climate Campaign Fellow

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington DC, with a proven record of triggering and affecting systematic change to protect the Earth’s environment. Over the last three decades, EIA has established a unique paradigm of methods, including pioneering undercover investigative techniques to expose environmental crimes and drive change. These crimes include illegal trade in endangered wildlife, illegal logging and associated trade in illegal timber, and the trade in both climate-damaging and ozone-layer-depleting gases.

Since its founding in 1984, EIA has led efforts to protect the global climate with the campaign’s core strategy of ridding the world of one of the six major greenhouse gases: hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used primarily in refrigeration, air conditioning, and foam applications. EIA is actively working around the world to achieve a global phase-down of HFCs that could avoid 1.1–1.7 billion tonnes CO2 equivalent of GHG emissions per year by 2030, with cumulative emission reductions of more than 70 billion tonnes CO2 equivalent by 2050.

Position Description
EIA is seeking a full-time Climate Fellow to join our Climate Campaign team in the Washington, D.C. office. We are looking for a motivated, organized, and committed individual to join one of the most dynamic teams in Washington today. This is a paid position, offered for an initial term of 12 months with a possibility for extension or renewal. The position will entail a diversity of activities, including:

  • Researching the current science on technical aspects; interface with leading minds in this field; review and summarize results for internal EIA briefing documents;
  • Conducting data research and analysis;
  • Monitoring relevant news and media and supporting campaign social media and communication outreach;
  • Developing and executing creative ways to translate campaign initiatives into compelling stories, including through multimedia online content, mapping, infographics, blogs, and social media;
  • Conducting outreach to relevant stakeholders, including academics, US policy makers, NGOs, and industry members;
  • Writing, editing, and supporting the production of blog-posts, op-eds, e-blasts, reports, fact sheets, and briefing papers that serves to translate technical material for various audiences;
  • Assisting the Climate Campaign and Communications Team in other tasks as needed.

Essential Expertise and Qualifications

  • A four-year degree in a relevant field is required.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant full-time work experience is required, preferably in a field related to climate change and/or sustainable development.
  • Must be adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and have the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines.
  • Strong process orientation with sensitivity to quality, timeliness, and organizational systems
  • Strong research, writing, database management, and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to collaborate and work well in a team
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, including proactively identifying problems and working with team members to develop solutions
  • Strong computer skills, including a high level of comfort with Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and especially Excel. Strong statistical/econometric skills are preferred.

Other Desirable Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a related field
  • Language skills – Fluency in other languages a plus, especially Mandarin
  • Previous international and non-profit experience
  • Experience with grassroots campaigns
  • Experience with social media, especially Twitter and Hootsuite
  • Experience with advocacy communication tools (like Salsa Engage)

Commitment to Inclusion, Racial Justice and Anti-oppression
EIA strives to integrate values of equity, fairness, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability into our work, which includes reflecting our commitment to racial justice in our programmatic work and our organizational structure and values. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create an inclusive work environment and world.

EIA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All employment at EIA is decided on the basis of merit, qualifications and business needs.

Compensation
Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Application
Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@eia-global.org with the subject line “Climate Campaign Fellow” by August 10, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applicants, we are not able to answer emails or phone calls. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis, and be able to provide proof of the same.

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