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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.

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


 

Trainer

Trainer
Finance & Administration Department
Cambridge, MA

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.

The Trainer is part of a team whose mission is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of UCS data. The Trainer is responsible for managing the documentation and training on UCS’ online and offline databases and coordinating with end-users to document procedures and train in records maintenance and other business practices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide initial training on both UCS’s databases and other fundraising software.
  • Create job aids that are role specific.
  • Keeps informed of software updates, upgrades, new features, and additional services in all our database and fundraising software.
  • Assist staff in optimizing new features and ensure they understand what is required of them in both systems to maintain database integrity.
  • Works with Data Operations Team to conduct quality assurance check.
  • As with all our data management positions, frequent data entry will be required.

Qualifications and experience

  • Experience training or coaching others.
  • Strong attention to detail, a high level of accuracy, flexibility, and the ability to multi-task, work efficiently, and meet tight deadlines required.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer Service experience preferably in the non-profit industry.
  • Ability to think analytically, problem-solve effectively and follow complicated procedures is very important.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Experience developing user guides, and training materials required.
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge software and online CRM systems strongly preferred.
  • May spend extended periods at a computer terminal.
  • Zero to 5 days of overnight travel may be required per year.
  • Familiarity with, and interest in development, fund-raising, and advocacy techniques and principles also a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Requires at least five years of successful comparable and relevant experience.

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 either in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $52,500. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, writing sample, resume, salary requirements, preferred office location and how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org with “Trainer” in the subject line. Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: February 4, 2018 or until filled.

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Outreach Coordinator

Climate Impacts Campaign
Climate and Energy Program
Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC

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.

UCS’s Climate Impacts Campaign seeks to move public and federal lawmakers towards strong, swift action on climate change, through focusing on those climate change impacts we are already experiencing, such as extreme heat and precipitation, wildfires, and sea level rise. As Outreach Coordinator, you will work with a creative, dedicated, and multi-disciplinary team of scientists, analysts, communications experts, and campaign organizers to mobilize diverse constituencies for federal action to reduce carbon emissions and to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support efforts to mobilize scientists, experts, elected officials, business, faith, and military leaders and others.
  • Develop and implement outreach plans associated with major new UCS products.
  • Implement projects to advance national and state-based climate initiatives, achieve political strategy goals, and contribute to overall campaign outcomes.
  • Identify and raise the profile of communities taking action to prepare for climate change with special attention to the equity dimensions of climate change adaptation in particular for working class communities and communities of color, including Latino/Hispanic, African American, and Tribal communities.
  • Maintain competency in issue areas and outreach expertise.
  • Represent UCS at public events, conferences, and to members.

Qualifications and experience

  • Three to five years of comparable and relevant experience in both outreach and advocacy is required.
  • Knowledge of and experience in effective climate and energy campaigning. Familiarity with climate mitigation and preparedness policies is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, balance a multitude of tasks, be a self-starter, and collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong communication skills are required, as well as proven ability to write for a variety of audiences.
  • Must have experience with grassroots organizing and member recruitment (including online activism and marketing), social media, and media relations.
  • Solid understanding of database maintenance, on-line organizing tools, online research, and Microsoft Office a must.
  • Background in climate, energy, or environmental sciences is required; Bilingual Spanish/English preferred; Bachelor’s degree required.

May spend extended periods at computer. May occasionally lift boxes of materials (less than 70 lbs.). Significant travel (10 or more overnights per year) is required. Regular office hours may include nights and weekends, though not normally more than 40 hours per week.

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 either in UCS’s Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $52,500. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, writing sample, resume, salary requirements, preferred office location and how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org with “Outreach Coordinator Climate” in the subject line. Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: January 21, 2018 or until filled.

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Washington, DC Positions


 

Office Manager

Finance and Administration Department
Washington, DC

Who we are:

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.

What you'll do:

  • Manage our busy Washington DC office, supporting our 80 staff and interns, ensuring that staff have what they need to do our essential work
  • Oversee security, administrative services, reception, and facilities management
  • Manage front desk staff and vendor relationships
  • Ensure video conferencing works correctly; oversee the IT and tech support
  • Create and carefully manage the Washington, DC office budget

What we need to see on your resume:

  • Five to seven years’ experience managing offices, with demonstrated supervision and administrative leadership skills.
  • Evidence of a thorough knowledge of office management procedures, including word processing; database and spreadsheet software; purchasing; business English; office equipment maintenance; and file maintenance.
  • Experience in space planning and renovation management.
  • primary project management, staff/volunteer management, and some budget management skills are needed.
  • Knowledge of basic PC support skills, Internet, email, and basic network maintenance skills.

What else:

  • You have excellent communication and people skills; a solution-oriented outlook, and you enjoy working with a wide range of people.
  • You enjoy being a part of a hardworking, accomplishment focused team.

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.

To Apply:Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Office Manager” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please. Deadline: February 4, 2018, or until filled.

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Program Assistant

Center for Science and Democracy
Washington, DC (preferred) or Cambridge, MA

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.

The Center for Science and Democracy (The Center) at UCS works to strengthen the essential role of science, evidence-based knowledge, and constructive debate in the U.S. policymaking process on issues from climate change to toxic chemical exposure to drug safety. We are a small, ambitious, and creative team that believes science can help inform solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. The program assistant is the Center’s backbone, providing administrative, logistical, outreach, and basic research support to promote the effectiveness of the entire team. Responsibilities include:

  • Completing program administrative needs, including correspondence, travel, meetings, invoices, and information sharing
  • Organizing events and supporting the implementation of outreach strategies
  • Representing the Center at meetings and conferences
  • Coordinating planning processes and retreats
  • Overseeing the development and distribution of reports, fact sheets, and other materials
  • Keeping on track of the news related to established and emerging issues related to science and democracy, and performing basic research to determine where we are best positioned to weigh in

Qualifications and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree and a background in science, political science, communications, or business management are preferred.
  • Two years of comparable experience as a program, administrative, or research assistant is required.
  • Self-motivation, good interpersonal and communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, and the capacity to work on multiple projects at one time.

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

You may spend extended periods at computer terminal, but you will have extensive contact with your colleagues.Limited overnight travel of less than five days per year may be required.

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 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 (preferred) or Cambridge, MA office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $38,500. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter referencing how you learned about the position and why you want to work for us, along with resume, salary requirements, and two non-academic writing samples via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Center Program Assistant” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: December 8, 2017 or until filled.

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Lead Midwest Energy Analyst

Climate & Energy Program
Chicago, IL 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 Lead Midwest Energy Analyst, you will help guide research and advocacy efforts that shape electricity markets and policies to support renewable energy and other clean energy technologies toward a more flexible and modern electric grid while reducing carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels. This work includes:

  • research and analysis, writing and communicating of technical reports, fact sheets, and other materials
  • preparing and delivering regulatory and legislative comments and testimony
  • meeting with policymakers, regulators, and stakeholders
  • developing and advocating for clean energy and climate change policy

Responsibilities

Work with Climate & Energy staff on research and projects to advance policy and market support for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other clean energy technologies in the electricity sector, especially in the Midwest.

Research and advocate legislative and regulatory initiatives on electricity market rules and rate structures, transmission and distribution planning, reliability impacts, electric vehicles, and the integration and expansion of clean energy technologies onto the grid. Advocate for racial equity, ensuring people of color benefit from the clean energy transition.

Identify project strategy and objectives in priority Midwest states. Develop and implement state-specific work plans integrating technical research and analysis, outreach, and advocacy activities. Provide technical and strategic assistance to policymakers, opinion leaders and regional coalition partners.

Develop and implement sound research. Gather and analyze data and write reports and other materials, tailoring for different audiences. Help coordinate peer review and publication. Disseminate materials and information to policymakers, the media, and the public.

Monitor and assess current and ongoing research and trends in the power sector and evolving renewable energy and climate change policies.

Develop and deliver comments and testimony for public agencies and legislators on energy policy issues. Meet with and respond to policymakers, media, stakeholders and the public; respond to requests for model legislation. Track and evaluate relevant legislative bills, policies, and regulations.

Exchange information, share resources and collaborate with advocates, clean energy businesses, and researchers at other organizations, particularly community based organizations, academic institutions, and Hispanic/African American Caucuses in statehouses.

Serve as a spokesperson on energy and grid-related issues. Develop and promote UCS positions at local, state, regional, and national levels. Collaborate with key stakeholders and legislative staff to develop, sponsor, and promote clean energy policies and legislation. Provide expert technical and strategic assistance; present and promote UCS ideas, objectives, and activities on political, environmental, social and economic dimensions of energy issues.

Qualifications and experience

This position requires five to seven years of comparable and relevant experience, including background in research, analysis, and advocacy of electricity sector issues and clean energy and climate policy development. Comprehensive knowledge of energy field is required, with emphasis on renewable energy and power grid technologies, electric industry operations, markets, regulations, policies, and their political, social, environmental, and economic ramifications. Strong and demonstrated research, technical and analytic skills are essential, as is the ability to communicate technical issues to policymakers, advocates, media, and the issue public.

A Master’s degree knowledge of energy or environmental science field, with emphasis on a broad array of both clean and conventional energy technologies, policies and markets is preferred. A demonstrated ability to manage projects effectively and deliver work within a budget and timeline is required. Computer programming experience, including familiarity with forecast modeling of electricity markets and policies is a plus.

May spend extended periods at computer.  Moderate to significant travel primarily within the Midwest is necessary, including 4 to 6 overnight trips per quarter.

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 Chicago, IL office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $67,500. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Midwest Energy Analyst” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: December 15, 2017 or until filled.

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Midwest Outreach Coordinator

Climate and Energy Program
Chicago, IL Office

The Position

UCS’s Climate and Energy team is growing to take advantage of the many opportunities for progress on clean energy and climate in the Midwest. Washington is going the wrong direction on climate. And environmental justice and climate impacts are more pressing than ever. But we have a network of 20,000+ scientists who are fired up and growing every day. States are taking bold action on clean energy and climate. The price of clean energy is dropping like a stone.

That’s where you come in: if you’re an excellent organizer who’s passionate about climate and clean energy, understands equity and environmental justice, and has big ideas about leveraging science for social change – we want you as our Midwest Outreach Coordinator.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Organize within UCS’s Power Ahead campaign to advance clean energy and modernize the electric grid
  • Organize and engage UCS supporters and Science Network members to achieve campaign goals.
  • Develop, and implement outreach plans and projects to advance state, regional, and federal energy campaign goals.
  • Contribute to and use high-level analysis and technical expertise to ensure visibility with target constituencies; and facilitate strategic responses to emerging campaign opportunities.
  • Coordinate Midwest advocacy and campaign work across projects and programs both within UCS and with external partners.
  • Manage files and data on engagement efforts.
  • Provide colleagues with timely information and regular updates on state and regional policy issues and political developments.
  • Ensure strong state/regional/federal coordination within UCS.

 Qualifications and experience

  • Demonstrated ability and experience developing campaign strategy and tactics, organizing grasstops constituents, coordinating outreach events, and engaging supporters through online and offline activities is required.
  • Comfort making phone calls to supporters and holding intentional one-on-one meetings is essential. Experience working with scientists, experts, and/or academics is a big plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, balance a multitude of tasks, and to collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills required. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with prominent professionals and experts.
  • Familiarity with advocacy writing and tactical, and technical aspects of digital strategy is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to engage competently and equitably with a diverse group of scientists, grassroots leaders, and allies is required. Solid understanding of racial and economic dynamics, particularly as they relate to energy, environmental, and climate issues, is a big plus.
  • Solid understanding of database maintenance, online organizing tools, and Microsoft Office is required. Experience with EveryAction, Salsa, Nationbuilder, or other CRM software is preferred.

Three to five years of comparable and relevant experience in outreach and/or organizing. Current or recent experience in the Midwest and education or experience in climate change and energy is strongly preferred.

A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal.  Moderate travel is required, up to 6 days a month during peak times, including overnights. Driver’s license required.

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 Chicago office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is $52,000. 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, writing sample, salary requirements, how you learned about the position to jobs@ucsusa.org with “Midwest Outreach” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: November 26, 2017 or until filled. 

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Oakland, CA



Western States Energy Analyst

Climate & Energy Program
Oakland, CA 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 Western States Energy Analyst, you will develop and analyze scenarios for California’s electricity grid to identify potential impacts of energy investments and to provide data and analysis for future energy decisions. This work includes:

  • writing and editing technical reports, fact sheets, and other materials communicating research results;
  • preparing regulatory and legislative comments and testimony;
  • participating in the development, outreach and advocacy of UCS clean energy and climate change policy positions;
  • meeting with policymakers, regulators, and stakeholders;
  • representing UCS and its philosophy and positions at various public forums.

Responsibilities

Design and develop quantitative analyses that address current, critical regulatory and policy issues related to increasing the penetration of renewable energy onto western electricity grids. Working with colleagues and/consultants, gather data, identify appropriate modeling tools and other research methods, design scenarios, analyze outputs, and assist UCS staff in writing reports, papers, and fact sheets highlighting the results of various analyses. Solicit review and feedback from editors, internal and external colleagues, and supervisor; present information and address questions and criticism. Edit manuscripts and reports as needed. Maintain accuracy, credibility, readability and timeliness of all written material. Tailor style and content of materials for different audiences, as appropriate. Disseminate materials to policymakers, the media, and the public.

Maintain current knowledge of analytical tools and energy technologies, policies and markets, and of evolving environmental and climate change policies. Monitor and assess current and ongoing research and trends in advanced clean energy technology and market issues, climate change policies, and related fields. Use this expertise in research and advocacy activities.

Maintain regular contact with modelers and energy analysts from other organizations and government agencies to keep up to date on the latest analyses, research and model developments.

When appropriate, provide technical and strategic assistance to policymakers, opinion leaders and coalition partners. Respond to inquiries and comments from stakeholders, media, members, sponsors, and general public about energy related issues; promote UCS position and objectives.

Provide technical advice and guidance and work with development, organizing, or communications staff to coordinate energy related messages.

Represent UCS at workshops, hearings, conferences, and other various public forums.

Qualifications and experience

This position requires at least 3-5 years of experience researching and analyzing energy issues related to markets, regulation, reliability and policy implementation.  Familiarity with and experience using electricity models such as PLEXOS or other production-cost models, or electricity capacity expansion and optimization models is highly desirable.

Knowledge of electricity market design and operations is also highly desired. A Master’s degree or higher that has a quantitative component is required. A demonstrated ability to translate quantitative analysis to a policy audience and manage and deliver work within a budget and timeline is required. Computer programming experience, with knowledge of how to run production-cost or investment optimization models can be extremely helpful.

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.

This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Oakland, CA office. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “WS Energy Analyst” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: January 7, 2018 or until filled. 

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