Consulting Opportunity: National Climate Policy Analyst, focus on renewable energy and investment

The Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is a labor-led organization that works to combat climate change and reverse extreme inequality. CJNRC supports a network of union-led, state-based climate jobs coalitions in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, and a growing number of states. The coalitions we support have been involved in winning the nation’s strongest labor and equity standards for climate investments, built campaigns to harness public funds to invest in carbon-free and healthy schools, and trained union members on the science of climate change.

CJNRC advocates for large-scale investments that will expand renewable energy production, create good union jobs and support racial and economic equity. CJNRC also focuses on the federal policies that could support local action, in particular the implementation of the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, or Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) and the pending Build Back Better bill (BBB).

To support this work, CJNRC is hiring a consultant with economic and policy knowledge of the renewable energy industry, economic development, and labor unions. The analyst will help CJNRC provide the policy and technical support needed to shape the implementation of these landmark bills. The policy analyst will work under the direction of the Senior Policy Advisor to CJNRC and collaborate with other staff members at CJNRC and the local coalitions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with CJNRC staff and advisors to analyze the opportunities for implementation of BBB and the BIF;
  • Research how BBB and BIF will foster new developments in key sectors of the energy industry, including wind power, solar power; energy storage, electric vehicles, and energy finance;
  • Contribute to the assessment of the utility sector, both investor-owned and publicly-owned (coops, municipal-owned, etc.) and their potential contribution to the agenda of CJNRC; and,
  • Support financial analysis of proposed policies and projects

Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of federal and state climate change policy, and related energy policy;
  • Able to undertake corporate research, financial analysis, including project finance;
  • Strong critical thinking skills and quantitative analysis;
  • Must be able to write clearly and quickly, with an ability to explain technical information to a lay audience;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • A strong commitment to progressive social change, racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to CJNRC’s work and vision;
  • Ability to work remotely and willingness to travel when it is safe to do so;
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision.

CJNRC is committed to equal opportunity, and encourages applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and veteran status. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: info@cjnrc.org.