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Equal Opportunity

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive.  We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking candidates who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Pay Equity

UCS's commitment to equity extends to pay equity. We support this commitment by maintaining a formal, written pay structure and making pay decisions based on rigorous analysis and unbiased job-related criteria. Our compensation structure establishes pay opportunity based on objective factors such as external survey data, required education and experience and we regularly review this structure as a best practice.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package geared towards a productive work/life balance. Our benefits include:

  • excellent health care and dental coverage
  • ample vacation, holiday, and sick time
  • competitive retirement plans with generous employer contribution
  • and a lot more

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Our Culture

People are at the heart of the Union of Concerned Scientists. We value our staff and our mission of science-based action for the public good. We hire people who are smart and determined to make a difference.  We are rewarded by knowing that our analysis and advocacy contributes to a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

With our shared goals and vision of a safer and better world, we hail from all walks of life and speak many languages, reflecting the diverse audiences that we serve. We strive to maintain an open culture where everyone contributes and feels comfortable sharing ideas and opinions.  We support our staff with equitable and transparent salaries, training, sit/stand desks, world class benefits, and a culture that emphasizes work/life balance. UCS is a place where you can bring your whole self to work—a place where diversity is valued, supported and welcomed. 

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Cambridge, MA


Events Manager

Development Department
Cambridge, MA Office

The Position

Do you love the satisfaction of orchestrating a successful event? Do you enjoy the creative process and being hands-on with all the elements of an event? Are you supremely organized, a stickler for detail, and interested in a position that directly contributes to making the world a better place? The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is looking for an Events Manager to oversee and execute all of its fundraising department’s events and three advisory board meetings each year.

UCS is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

As UCS celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Events Manager will play a leadership role in planning and executing relevant events. The right candidate will be a member of a busy but collegial team of 31 development professionals raising over $35 million annually (and growing). As a team, we prioritize the donor experience, and ensure that our supporters understand how their gifts are making change.

The Events Manager will oversee event planning and logistics for the department, and will be part of a three-person team dedicated to connecting donors with the impact of their gifts. Working closely with each team within the Development department, the Events Manager will:

Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning and execution of organizational events for UCS donors, including: creating and maintaining an annual event calendar, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders and partners, creating and adhering to timelines, leading meetings, and executing all event-related tasks.
  • Partner with UCS leadership to ensure that speakers and content reflect organizational priorities on equity and inclusion, and other timely topics that highlight the depth and breadth of UCS programs.
  • Work closely with Deputy Director of Development on the conception and implementation of advisory board meetings and related activities and events. Administer board recruitment process, build relationships with members, and plan and execute logistics for three meetings per year.
  • Partner with Major Gifts team to execute major gift and prospecting events, including: managing timelines, coordinating with hosts and speakers, drafting invitation copy and design, creating event program outlines, maintaining RSVP lists, and driving follow-up activities with hosts, attendees, and staff.
  • Maintain organization-wide event calendar. Promptly schedule event requests on master calendar, navigate scheduling conflicts, and communicate with key stakeholders.
  • Conduct site searches, serve as primary point of contact with external partners; maintain rooming lists, agendas, and programs. Maintain event web pages, RSVPs and confirmations, and create event materials.
  • Oversee event-related data: serve as database power user, pull lists, maintain records, track donor contact, and run quarterly reports on event activity.
  • Provide guidance and support as needed for UCS gatherings outside of the scope of annual event calendar.
  • Serve as part of three-person team to consider new donor stewardship strategies, innovate, and amplify messages throughout UCS membership. Help think of new ways for donors to connect with UCS staff across the organization.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of comparable (same level) and relevant event planning experience required.
  • Previous work with fundraising, high-level donors or customers, and familiarity with databases preferred.
  • Excellent project management, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment required.
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills; strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team is important.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal; some lifting of boxes. Travel varies; typically requires 3-6 trips with 2-3 nights stay per year, and could be up to 15-20 overnights.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $52,500 annualized. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Events Manager” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please. Deadline: June 29, 2018, or until filled.

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UCS Fellow: Geoengineering Governance and Public Engagement

Executive Department
Cambridge, MA Office

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

As Fellow, you will identify and develop research to inform the emerging discussion on solar geoengineering within US and international NGO, scientific and policy communities. Your work will inform UCS-supported guidelines for whether and under what conditions solar geoengineering field experiments should move forward. Research is expected to include a focus on the roles and responsibilities of researchers, funders and policymakers to ensure that field experiments are subject to meaningful societal input and informed consent. This full-time position is funded through September 2019, with a possibility of extension.

Responsibilities

  • Track major developments in solar geoengineering research, governance, public engagement and policy, including the status of proposed atmospheric field experiments, NGO and scientific society position statements, and US and international research funding and policy initiatives.
  • Represent UCS in key scientific, NGO and policy fora on these issues
  • Maintain awareness of the current spectrum of perspectives on solar geoengineering research, governance and potential deployment.
  • Develop and implement research on establishing meaningful and equitable societal input on prospective solar geoengineering field experiments.
  • Write or coauthor papers, blogs or other materials on solar geoengineering research and public engagement.
  • Serve as a media spokesperson.
  • Monitor related research, governance and policy developments for carbon dioxide removal technologies and contribute to UCS assessment of these technologies.

Qualifications and Experience

Position requires five to seven years of comparable and relevant experience. A Ph.D. is required. Expertise and advanced degree in the social science dimensions of climate change, energy or geoengineering technologies or the societal dimensions of other emerging technologies preferred.

May spend extended periods at computer. Overnight travel, including some international travel, of up to 3-4 days per month is likely.

You should have a strong understanding of the social science, ethical, risk assessment or governance dimensions of energy or geoengineering technologies to limit climate change. International experience on these issues highly valued. We’re looking for research experience that can be applied to the stated goals of this fellowship. Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. The position is funded through September 2019, with a possibility of extension. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $88,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements, and how you learned about the position to jobs@ucsusa.org with “Geoengineering Fellow” in the subject line. Materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please. Deadline: June 17, 2018, or until filled.

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Washington, DC Positions


 

Senior Economist, Food Systems

Food & Environment Program
Washington, DC Office

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

Within UCS, the Food and Environment program is working to achieve our vision of a just, equitable, & sustainable US food system, from farm to fork. We’re looking for a Senior Economist who can join us in making a difference in the way we grow, produce, distribute, and consume food. In service of these goals, the Senior Economist will conduct applied economic research on market failures and externalities across a broad range of food and agriculture topics, including: land tenure, labor, agricultural production, value chains, natural environment, food security, nutrition, public health, and more. You’ll contribute your expertise and perspective to developing food and agriculture policies that support social equity and local/rural/regional economies. And you’ll be part of an amazing team of scientists, organizers, and advocates who work hard every day to make our food system one that we can all be proud of.

Responsibilities

  • Develop publicly resonant economic analyses and other written communications
    • Initiate, design, and conduct applied economic research on market failures and externalities across a broad range of topics affecting social equity and local/rural/regional economies, including: land tenure, labor, agricultural production, value chains, natural environment, food security, nutrition, public health, and more.
    • Prepare compelling written materials on your analyses and other topics, ranging from short fact sheets to longer reports, testimony, blogs, and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Cultivate relationships and represent UCS
    • Serve as compelling spokesperson to media, policymakers, farmers, and others, through both writing and speaking.
    • Maintain strong working relationships with colleagues in academia, government, NGOs, and industry.
  • Maintain economic and policy expertise
    • Maintain and develop comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of economic developments relevant to sustainable agriculture and food systems.
    • Provide applied analytical support for the program and serve as an economic advisor.
  • Develop program goals, strategies, and tactics
    • Apply technical knowledge to the formulation of public policy proposals and advocacy strategies that advance the program’s goals.
    • Review and critique current agricultural policies, propose new policies to address new problems, develop and recommend action plans.

Qualifications and Experience

Position requires: Ph.D. in economics, particularly applied agricultural, resource, or environmental economics, or other advanced degree in financial analysis, public policy or a closely related field. Candidates must be analytically oriented and have leadership and project management skills. Candidates must have the ability, knowledge, and flexibility to conduct applied economic research on market failures and externalities across a wide range of issues related to food, agriculture, social equity and local/rural/regional economies. The position also requires a comprehensive understanding of the appropriate use of economic and technical information in the policymaking process. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required, including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with policymakers and the public, as well as with economists and other professionals. Secondary expertise on one or more topics related to water quality, soil health, conservation agriculture, food supply chains, nutrition programs, racial equity, social justice, and/or local and rural economies is helpful but not required.

Position requires at least five to seven years of comparable and relevant experience in applied agricultural, environmental, resource, or food system economics or other appropriate discipline; knowledge of scientific, economic, and public policy issues related to agriculture, food systems, and environment; demonstrated ability to produce reports on economics and policy issues, and to write about complex policy and economics matters for a lay audience; and evidence of strong analytical skills. Less experience may be considered, and the annual salary will be adjusted according to experience. 

May spend extended periods at computer terminal. Some overnight travel required, up to 20% time.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $88,000 annualized. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Senior Economist” in the subject line. Preferred writing samples include published papers on combined natural and social science, or materials explaining science to lay readers. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please. Deadline: July 27th, 2018, or until filled.

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Senior Scientist

Food & Environment Program
Washington, DC Office

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

Within UCS, the Food and Environment program is working to achieve our vision of a just, equitable, & sustainable food system, from farm to fork. The Senior Scientist will bridge our team’s analytical work in agroecology, health, and economics with our efforts to bring a lens of social justice and racial equity to federal food policy. Join our amazing team of scientists, organizers, and advocates to lead food system research at the intersection of natural and social science.

Responsibilities

  • Develop publicly-resonant scientific analyses and other written communications
    • Plan, design, and conduct research on relevant scientific and policy issues, for example around the societal benefits of agroecological farming practices and systems.
    • Prepare compelling written materials ranging from short fact-sheets to longer reports, testimony, blogs, and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Maintain scientific and policy expertise
    • Maintain and develop comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the policy and scientific/economic developments relevant to sustainable agriculture/food systems.
    • Provide scientific support for the program and serve as a scientific advisor.
  • Cultivate relationships and represent UCS
    • Maintain strong working relationships with colleagues in academia, government, NGOs, and industry.
    • Serve as compelling spokesperson to media, policymakers, farmers, and others, through both writing and speaking.
  • Develop program goals, strategies, and tactics
    • Apply technical knowledge to the formulation of public policy proposals and advocacy strategies that advance the program’s goals.
    • Review and critique current agricultural policies, propose new policies to address new problems, develop and recommend action plans.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Qualifications and Experience

Position requires a Ph.D. in agronomy, rural sociology, or related agricultural, biological, or social science. Expertise on topics such as water quality, soil health, conservation agriculture, racial equity, and social justice is strongly desired. Experience relating physical science to social science and integrating quantitative and qualitative methods is desired. Position requires excellent writing and public speaking skills; strong analytic and project management skills; understanding of the role of science and advocacy in shaping public opinion and policy debates; excellent interpersonal skills; and ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.

Position requires at least five to seven years of comparable and relevant experience in scientific and/or public policy work in sustainable agriculture, food systems, and/or environmental issues; knowledge of scientific, economic, and public policy issues related to agriculture, food systems, and environment; demonstrated ability to produce analyses on science policy issues and write about complex policy and scientific matters for a lay audience; evidence of strong analytical skills. Experience managing scientific and technical groups while utilizing project management techniques and supervising research staff is desired. Less experience may be considered, and the annual salary will be adjusted according to experience.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal. Some overnight travel required, up to 20% time.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $88,000 annualized. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Senior Scientist” in the subject line. Preferred writing samples include published papers on combined natural and social science or materials explaining science to lay readers. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please. Deadline: June 25, 2018, or until filled.

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Campaign Manager

Food & Environment Program
Washington, DC Office

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

Within that mission, the Food and Environment (F&E) program is working towards our vision of a just, equitable, & sustainable food system, from farm to fork. The F&E Campaign Manager uses their knowledge of food and agriculture policy and coordinates the team’s outreach activities to successfully advocate for policy changes at the local to national levels. Responsible for contributing to the overall campaign strategy and setting priorities to generate a successful, high visibility, and high impact campaign for the F&E team. Works collaboratively to ensure good integration between advocacy, outreach, analytic, and media activities. Monitors and assesses changing conditions and adjusts tactics and priorities accordingly.

Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic outreach to advance the F&E program’s goals
    • Develop overall campaign strategy, set priorities, establish metrics, and implement systems to generate a successful, high visibility, and high impact campaign.
    • Analyze opportunities, develop measurable goals and strategies, build target lists, and develop and execute tactics for advocating with the public and decision-makers.
    • Lead efforts to organize, mobilize, and energize our members and experts. Ensure our engagement strategy prioritizes outreach to experts from diverse backgrounds.
  • Manage internal coordination and staff activities
    • Ensure all campaign elements are coordinated to ensure successful outcomes.
    • Track metrics regarding success of outreach efforts to demonstrate the campaign’s impact.
  • Coordinate outreach activities with other UCS programs and departments
    • Plan and lead outreach to, relationship building with, and organization of stakeholders including farmers, scientists, and grassroots/community groups.
    • Manage relationships with allies and represent F&E with allies and coalitions and at public events and conferences.
  • Maintain knowledge of science and policy issues and of outreach methods.
    • Maintain and update working knowledge of food and agriculture science and policy and the associated racial equity and social justice issues and implications.
    • Stay informed about national policy developments and implementation of federal rules as well as new organizing tools and methods to influence national policy.

Qualifications and Experience

Position prefers a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and requires seven to ten years of comparable and relevant experience. Requires demonstrated capabilities in tasks such as: conceiving campaign strategies and tactics; planning and implementing effective outreach campaigns; building coalitions, partnerships, and stakeholder engagement; organizing activists; and coordinating events. Prefers skill with managing teams, balancing multiple projects, and flexibly responding to fast-changing priorities. Requires highly developed interpersonal skills to collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team and communicate effectively with stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds, including representatives of marginalized communities, grassroots coalition partners, scientific experts, and policymakers.

Knowledge of policy topics related to food, nutrition, and agriculture is required; experience with the farm bill is a bonus. An ability to work with scientists to translate scientific content for lay audiences and an understanding of basic relevant scientific principles are preferred. Experience with organizing in and with marginalized communities is preferred; an understanding of racial equity, social justice, and workforce issues related to the food system is required.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal. Travel up to 20% time.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $66,500 annualized. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements, and how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Food System Campaign Manager” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please. Deadline: June 8, 2018, or until filled.

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Washington Representative

Climate and Energy Program
Climate & Energy Program
Washington, DC Office

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

You’re a talented Washington Representative with a strategic mind and excellent communication skills who wants to help shape federal policy on climate and energy, specifically as it relates to clean energy infrastructure, finance, electricity markets and RD&D. You’ll advocate with authorizers, appropriators and executive branch agencies, work in coalition with other non-governmental organizations and stakeholders, and help us transform the national energy landscape.

Responsibilities

  • Working with the Director of Government Affairs, help develop and implement campaign strategy for national energy policy, focusing on education and outreach to policymakers and DC stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with congressional representatives, committees, and their staff, as well as administration and agency officials.
  • Provide UCS input into legislation and regulatory policy. Monitor and assist bill and regulatory progress. Working with UCS scientists and analyists, help write and edit materials for use on the Hill.
  • Work in coalition with trade associations, consumer organizations, the broader science and environmental community, and business, labor, faith and health stakeholders.
  • Manage rapid response requests in collaboration with UCS experts and program staff
  • Help respond to press inquiries on selected climate and energy issues, and maintain effective working relationships with press representatives who cover Congress on relevant issues.
  • Help train UCS experts and activists to do effective constituent meetings.
  • Maintain working knowledge of clean energy and climate policy issues and legislation including energy tax credits, renewables mandates, grid modernization and energy storage, and DOE appropriations. Awareness of other emissions reductions policies is helpful.

Qualifications and experience

This position requires 5 to 7 years of full time legislative or advocacy experience at the federal or state level. Proven advocacy and communication skills and experience working either in Congress or for NGOs working to influence governmental decision-making.

Position requires knowledge of the legislative process, legislative strategy, as well as familiarity with relevant Congressional committees. Good working knowledge of the Executive branch and relevant agencies like DOE is also important, as is a good working knowledge of the federal appropriations process.

Understanding of effective issue campaign development, advocacy techniques and strategy is essential.

Background and policy expertise in clean energy and climate change is strongly preferred, as are skills in public speaking and written communication.

A bachelor’s degree is required, with advanced degree in related field desirable. Training or experience in supervision and project management is also desirable.

Proficiency in word processing and database software is required. Success and experience with social media strongly preferred.

May spend extended periods at computer with a sit-to-stand desk. Seven to ten nights overnight travel per year is required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $58,500. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org with “C&E Washington Rep” in the subject line. Materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: May 28, 2018 or until filled.

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