Environmental Defense Fund is hiring an
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 1,000 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.
Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
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We'd like to request for individuals interested in this role to please submit a cover letter as well as 1-2 additional writing/work sample attachments with their applications - all provided application materials will be evaluated cumulatively when selecting our slates.
This position can be performed 100% remotely or on a hybrid arrangement out of any other US-based EDF office location - candidates must currently reside in and be based out of the United States.
Limited travel; around 5-7 times per year, typically for 1-2 day events.
The People & Nature team is centered on the EDF vision that people and nature can thrive together in a climate impacted world and that working lands and natural ecosystems can be an important part of the climate solution. Healthy land, freshwater and ocean ecosystems are more resilient to climate change, are part of the climate solution, and provide healthy abundant food, improved livelihoods and cultural well-being for all communities. Further, we must work to ensure all people benefit more equitably as we implement climate solutions.
EDF’s Climate-Smart Agriculture initiative aims to put farmers at the center of climate adaptation and mitigation and embed principles of a just rural transition by focusing on solutions that work for farmers and are grounded in robust science and economics. We advance those solutions through policy, finance, supply chain, and other levers for change. "EDF's Climate-Smart Agriculture work is focused on four anchor geographies: China, India, EU and U.S. The tools that we apply differ in these regions, but we are a cohesive team of experts and professionals working across a matrixed organization to leverage the best solutions.
The Climate-Smart Agriculture initiative seeks a highly motivated, analytically rigorous Research Analyst to join its Finance and Markets team. The finance and markets team focuses on developing financial solutions and markets that support farmers and ranchers adopt climate-smart agriculture practices profitably.
The Research Analyst will be a key member of the team, conducting research and analysis on the financial impacts of climate-smart agriculture practices on farms and ranches. The Analyst will work on projects to gather financial data on climate-smart agriculture practices, conduct financial analysis and support in communicating the findings to farmers, ranchers, agricultural finance providers and other agriculture stakeholders. The Research Analyst will report to the Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture and will inform the team’s work to develop financial solutions for climate-smart agriculture with data and analysis insights. The position requires strong analytical, writing, project management and communication skills.
Reports to Manager, Climate-Smart Agriculture
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
The pay range for this role is shown below.
Please note that pay ranges are country specific. As a result, the stated currency is not meant be converted into any other currency.
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.