Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.
We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 850 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.
This job can be based remotely anywhere in the world or in any EDF Office. https://www.edf.org/our-offices
The Lead Senior Economist is an accomplished economist and researcher. This position is created to expand EDF’s capacity in designing, conducting, and disseminating rigorous economic policy analysis as well as in the evaluation of economic studies in environmental, climate (adaptation or mitigation), and/or energy topics. Economic studies are crucially important in climate, energy, and environmental debates and decision making, and as powerful tools in environmental and climate policy advocacy.
The main objectives of the Lead Senior Economist are to:
The area of responsibility of the Lead Senior Economist is to be a recognized expert in their field by demonstrating a thorough understanding of applied theoretical or quantitative analysis and research in environmental, climate (adaptation or mitigation), and/or energy topics. The Lead Senior Economist should thoroughly understand both the mainstream and cutting-edge world class economic techniques applied to climate change and energy issues and be able to communicate the results of these analyses to other EDF staff and stakeholders.
The Lead Senior Economist is responsible for all technical aspects of a particular project. They will consult with end users of research to define priorities and scope of research projects and identify potential approaches, including available data if relevant. Responsible for the communication of research methods and results at internal and external conferences and seminars and in publishable manuscripts to enhance EDF’s reputation as an organization with strong analytical capacity in economics is expected. This team member will maintain a high level of personal expertise in research and an excellent reputation in their area of specialization. They will:
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We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.
The pay range for this role is shown below which takes into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.