Energy Campaigns Analyst
Remote; East coast preferred
Type of Job
Dec 2, 2021
About the job
Job Title: Energy Campaigns Analyst
Department: Program Department
Location: Remote; East coast preferred
Reports To: Director of Research, Strategy, and Analysis
Context: At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. By recognizing that our destinies are tied, we continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance our collective humanity or to oppress it.
Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of local chapters that support our grassroots engagement. We are also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of our employees.
Scope: The Energy Campaigns Analyst is an integral part of a team working across Sierra Club’s campaigns to transform the U.S. energy sector off fossil fuels and towards an equitable clean energy future. They will be responsible for building and maintaining a set of tools to monitor and track both existing and planned energy infrastructure - nameply coal plants, gas plants and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities. They will work with the Director of Research, Strategy and Analysis to determine if the campaigns are on track to meet goals and disseminate findings both internally and externally. They will work closely with the Sierra Club’s Analyst Team to develop research and analysis to help the campaigns determine vulnerabilities in these fossil fuel plants / facilities and develop data-based strategies to target and stop them. They will work on environmental justice data to help inform the campaigns of which plants / facilities disproportionately burden people of color and low-income communities. This work will be done in alignment with Sierra Club’s values and requires highly advanced emotional, relational and equity skills and practice.
Job activities include but are not limited to:
- Track fossil fuel plants in the electric sector. Verify coal plant retirements and retirement announcements and maintain our internal database and website; maintain coal targeting tool with latest datasets from EIA, EPA and others; update our planned gas tracker facilitating input from state campaigns; cross-reference our coal and gas data with external reports; provide Campaign leadership and our Communications department statistics on individual plants and national progress towards our goals as needed.
- Provide research and analysis on LNG project proposals. Work with our environmental law program to track proposal statuses; research contracts and partnerships at proposed projects to determine intervention points; analyze emissions and health impacts; support campaign representatives with review of industry trends, news and studies.
- Lead data visualization for our energy campaigns. Help our campaigns tell more compelling stories through data visualization; create compelling graphs, interactive tools and infographics; analyze spatial data through GIS mapping; contribute to reports, presentations, blogs and and other media for internal and external audiences.
- Assist with fundraising. In cooperation with fundraising staff, assist in the development of fundraising proposals and participate in grant making, solicitation efforts and reports to donors.
- Collaborate with the Analyst Team to foster data-informed campaigns. Support Director with workshops and presentations to facilitate content knowledge of energy sector and campaign outcomes; work with Analyst Team to provide original research and other analysis in support of campaign decarbonization efforts.
The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:
- Proficiency with data and analysis. Demonstrated experience managing data and implementing functions in Excel. Effective with data visualization - creating charts, maps and slides to convey information.
- Quantitative, analytical and research skills. Ability to distill analysis into key results for broad consumption. A desire to grow expertise in a new subject area through research and analysis. Skilled at analyzing reports and datasets to solve specific research objectives.
- Effective written and oral communication skills. Comfort with public speaking. Skill at packaging and explaining complex concepts to a wide range of audiences through clear written materials.
- Ability to work independently and with teams.
- Detail oriented and deadline driven.
- Equity Analysis and Practice. You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role.
The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:
- Experience using GIS mapping and/or Tableau for data visualisation
- Content knowledge of energy sector and fossil fuel industry
- Working knowledge of statistics, economics, or finance
- Experience working with energy industry specific datasets (i.e. EPA and EIA)
- Background in energy analysis or environmental work
Compensation and Benefits
This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union.
The Sierra Club offers a competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
The salary range for this position is $85,000 non-negotiable for salary region 1 (e.g. Washington, DC or Oakland, CA)
This is a category 4 exempt, represented position.
Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
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This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your school’s from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.
This “blind hiring” process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments and mitigating bias in the decision making process.
Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.