Clean Energy Finance Analyst/Advocate
Environmental Law & Policy Center - Chicago, IL

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The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an experienced Clean Energy Finance and Sustainable Business Analyst/Advocate for a full-time position in our Chicago headquarters office. Candidates should have an M.B.A., Masters in Economics or M.P.P. with strong quantification skills. This finance-policy analyst will principally work with ELPC’s experienced public interest attorneys and overall clean energy advocacy team to: (1) Advance energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to meet energy needs in the regional power markets and help to solve climate change problems; (2) Conduct economic and financial analysis on energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions; and (3) Design, analyze and implement state-based and federal energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. Please see www.elpc.org for more information.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 45 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s offices are in Chicago (HQ), six other Midwest cities and Washington D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Analysis and advocacy of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, development of climate change solutions and of economic, job creation, business and environmental impacts of state and federal energy policies. Presentations in public decisionmaking forums and expert testimony. The position includes a wide range of responsibilities including financial and economic growth analysis, drafting and publishing reports, and submitting expert testimony in administrative proceedings and before legislative forums. Participation in stakeholder working groups and other public policy advocacy efforts, teaming with multidisciplinary ELPC Energy Project team including public interest attorneys, policy advocates, M.B.A.s, communications specialists, and organizers.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other large public interest environmental organizations. Excellent benefits provided.

Mandatory Job Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: M.B.A., Masters in Economics or M.P.P. (quantitative), and policy-technical knowledge in the energy field. At least three years of post-graduate experience preferred. Strong background in financial and economic analysis. Substantive knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy, and energy economics. Strong academic record and excellent speaking, writing, and analytical skills. Able to be effective in multi-party stakeholder processes. An inspired commitment to public interest advocacy and ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals.

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