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Jun 22 / BARD CEP

Policy Advocate/Analyst, Environmental Law and Policy Center – Illinois

Organization: Environmental Law and Policy Center

Position Title: Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Solutions Policy Advocate/Analyst

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an experienced Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Policy Advocate/Analyst for a full-time position in our Chicago headquarters office. Candidates should have an M.P.P. with strong quantification skills or an M.B.A. This policy advocate/ analyst will principally work with ELPC’s experienced clean energy legal, business and policy advocacy team to: (1) Advance renewable energy and clean energy development to meet electricity needs in the transforming regional power markets and promote climate change solutions; (2) Design and implement innovative strategies, including ELPC’s Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields approach, to help accelerate market penetration of solar energy and new battery technologies in the Midwest and nationally; and (3) Analyze and advocate sustainable business and other policy initiatives for Great Lakes protection.

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 40+ 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: Advocacy and analysis of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, develop climate change solutions, and assess economic, job creation, environmental impacts of energy policies. Engage in advancing ELPC’s innovative Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields Initiative and ELPC’s Great Lakes protection and sustainable business policy initiatives. Present expert testimony in public decisionmaking forums. The position includes a wide range of responsibilities including economic growth analysis, drafting and publishing reports, and submitting expert testimony in administrative proceedings and legislative forums. Participate in stakeholder working groups. Engage with ELPC’s multidisciplinary Energy Project and Clean Water teams

Qualifications: M.P.P. (quantitative), M.B.A. or Masters in Economics, and policy-technical knowledge in the energy and sustainable business fields. At least five years of post-graduate experience preferred. Strong background in policy, 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 multiparty coalitions and stakeholder processes. An inspired commitment to public interest advocacy and ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals

How to Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: CleanEnergyPolicy@elpc.orgTelephone inquiries discouraged. The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

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