Senior Policy Analyst_ Energy Justice

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The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Senior Energy Policy Analyst in our Energy Justice Program, which wages innovative legal and policy campaigns for a renewable, clean and just energy future. You can find more information on the Energy Justice program at This position will be located with the program in Washington, D.C.


General position overview:


To fight our triple crises of the climate emergency, extinction crisis, and racism, we must rapidly transition our fossil-fueled energy system to a renewable and resilient one. Monopoly electric utilities and government agencies like TVA continue to heavily invest in dirty fossil fuels and actively work to obstruct this urgent transition, particularly development of distributed energy resources (DER) which bring important benefits of energy democracy, climate resilience, and wildlife conservation.


The Center’s Energy Justice program uses both precedent-setting legal vehicles and hard-hitting policy campaigns to drive a just and equitable energy transition that weaves together social, racial and planetary justice. The program pursues this work through a variety of avenues on federal and state levels, including legislation and policy campaigns, litigation, and  administrative action.


We seek a highly analytical, creative, and driven energy policy analyst and campaigner to join our team of lawyers, campaigners, and media specialists. This position’s work will form the bedrock of technical and policy analysis that will be used in the program’s litigation, policy and legislation, and administrative action campaigns. The position requires in-depth energy justice policy analysis; excellent research and writing; out-of-the box creativity; and a desire to be part of a fast-paced and passionate team of advocates that work at the intersection of justice and the renewable energy transition. The analyst will also be involved in campaigns work and coalition-building with key allies.


Main duties:

·         Perform and write policy and technical (where applicable) analyses with regards to: (i) renewable and clean energy issues, especially DER; (ii) energy justice; (iii) utility performance and actions. This analysis will be used in litigation, federal and state legislation advocacy efforts, regulatory proceedings, and administrative petitions and comments.

·         Write and issue relevant reports, media pieces, and other materials that support the program’s litigation and advocacy campaigns.

·         Keep a compendium of up-to-date relevant scientific and academic reports regarding energy justice and renewable and clean energy technologies that can be used in written materials.

·         Participate in campaigns, including relevant coalition-building and related advocacy.


Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

·         Several years of experience in energy policy analysis at the legislative level and/or in regulatory proceedings.

·         Excellent writing and research skills.

·         Excellent oral advocacy skills, including public speaking experience and confidence.

·         A demonstrated commitment to progressive advocacy and activism on energy justice and climate issues.

·         Confidence, a demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively and about project development, and a readiness to enthusiastically lean in on new project areas.

·         A demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team.

·         The ability to balance multiple tasks and deadlines in a busy environment.



Salary Range: $60,000 – $75,000 DOE


Benefits Package:

·                     Paid generous medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance

·                     403(b) plan with opportunity for match

·                     Generous time-off policies

·                     Relaxed work atmosphere


Application process:


Please apply online by submitting a single .pdf document that contains your cover letter, resume, writing sample (of less than 10 pages) and a list of 3 references (we will not contact references without discussing with you first).


The position will remain open until filled, and we anticipate beginning the interview process in September.


No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.


We are an equal opportunity employer.

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