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Climate Campaign Policy Analyst

Climate Campaign Policy Analyst

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., with a proven record of instigating 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 the use of 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 centering on ridding the world of 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 lead to cumulative emission reductions of more than 70 billion tonnes CO2e by 2020.

EIA is seeking an experienced, adaptable, and committed full-time Policy Analyst to join our Climate Team in the Washington, D.C. office to further its Climate Campaign goals. 

The position will entail a wide range of activities, including:

-      Campaigning for greater adoption of low global warming potential (GWP) and energy-efficient alternatives and for leapfrogging high-GWP HFCs and HFC-HFO blends. 

-      Conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis on data when relevant to the campaign strategy, including to support activities to identify and promote enforcement against illegal trade and stockpiling in ozone depleting substances (ODS) and HFCs. 

-      Conducting activities to encourage grassroots support and advocacy for policy and corporate action to reduce HFCs.

-      Reviewing and analyzing scientific and technical documents related to HFCs, low-GWP alternative technologies, and standards and codes.

-      Support with coordinating the campaign work to to phase-down HFCs both at the Montreal Protocol, and in national and sub-national actions to reduce the domestic consumption of HFCs.

-      Support on domestic aspects of the campaign for ambitious regulatory measures to curb HFC consumption in the U.S. 

-      Conducting outreach to industry and other key stakeholders on updating various standards and codes to achieve greater market penetration of low-GWP alternatives.

-      Conducting research, outlining, and drafting various written outputs for Climate Team including briefings, reports, comments on rulemakings, blogs and press releases. 

-      Building online platforms for information sharing.

-      Helping coordinate campaign social media and communication outreach.

-      Attending and speaking at external meetings and events to represent EIA including with industry, other civil society, and government representatives, both domestically and internationally. 

Essential Expertise and Qualifications:

-      Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated experience of campaigning or advocacy for climate change and sustainable development in an environmental or conservation group or similar.

-      Four-year degree in a relevant field (graduate degree in environmental science, chemistry or public policy preferable).

-      Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to collaborate and work well in a team.

-      Self-motivated with an ability to juggle multiple priorities, handle assignments independently, and work under tight deadlines 

-      Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, including proactively identifying problems and working with team members to develop solutions.

-      Strong research, writing, database management, and proofreading skills.

Other highly desirable qualifications include:

-      Demonstrated climate and environmental policy and advocacy expertise

-      Familiarity with international and national climate policy

-      Experience with social media, especially twitter and hootsuite

-      Experience with advocacy communication tools (like Salsa Engage) 

-      Digital engagement and campaign and grassroots organizing experience a plus

-      Basic coding skills for website and mapping tools support

-      Experience with online data platform development and data visualization a plus

-      Additional language skills a plus

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.

Contact:

Please submit a cover letter with resume/curriculum vitae with subject line "Climate Campaign Policy Analyst Position" to: hr@eia-global.org. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Due to the large volume of applicants, we are not able to answer emails or phone calls.

This position is available immediately. Applicants must be currently legally authorized to work full time at EIA, a U.S. non-profit, and be able to provide proof of same.

Closing Date for applications: September 3, 2021.

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