Founded in 2018, the Clean Energy Transition Institute is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy in the Northwest by advancing deep decarbonization strategies. We provide unbiased research and analysis to guide climate and energy policy and a neutral platform to help diverse stakeholders debate and resolve the trade-offs associated with deep decarbonization.
The Institute is relatively new, but its Executive Director and Board of Directors have longstanding engagement in climate and clean energy. We recently won a Washington State contract to provide technical assistance with developing the state’s decarbonization policies for the next 30 years. The Institute has received funding from the Stolte Family Foundation, the Seattle Foundation, and the Bullitt Foundation, as well as numerous individuals.
We believe that the transition to a clean energy economy is region-specific and the Northwest states (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) are primed to lead the change. As one of the early members of the Institute, you would have an important role in focusing its direction and managing its crucial, early projects. In our small group, we make decisions rapidly, and entrepreneurial zeal is rewarded. You will initially report directly to the Executive Director.
For an example of our initial work, please see our website and read about our success in 2019. If you want to be part of leading the transition to a clean energy economy in the Northwest, the Institute may be the place for you.
With direction from the Executive Director, the Research Analyst will be responsible for researching, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting studies, policies, and data related to deep decarbonization. The Research Analyst will scour a wide range of information sources and condense large amounts of information to provide clear, crisp analyses of emerging trends in decarbonization and the transition to a clean energy economy. The Research Analyst will also write reports, blogs, and help drive the Institute’s communications.
We seek a qualified, self-sufficient, and thorough Research Analyst committed to a rapid and equitable clean energy transition in the Northwest who is a self-starter and highly organized with excellent analytical and data analysis skills; has a keen attention to detail; and is capable of understanding the complexity of the clean energy transition. The Institute is a young organization that is expanding rapidly so a successful Research Analyst will be flexible, resourceful, and able to grow and learn with the team.
We are looking for an analyst with strong verbal and writing skills who gathers, synthesizes, and presents complex data and information in an accessible manner to influence climate and clean energy policy. For this position, we particularly value:
We actively seek applicants and employees of diverse race, religion, creed, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, political ideology, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, and medical conditions.
This is a competitive, full-time position, with compensation commensurate with the job requirements and the candidate’s experience.
Please email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample assembled in a single PDF and labeled with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your electronic cover letter should be addressed to Eileen V. Quigley, Executive Director, Clean Energy Transition Institute, 4616 25th Avenue NE, #416, Seattle, WA 98105.