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Research Associate - Environmental Policy & Advocacy Group

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CEA Consulting Published: September 20, 2019 (4 months ago)
San Francisco, United States
Job Type
Commensurate with experience.
Salary Type
Per Year


Environmental Policy & Advocacy Group

CEA Consulting’s Environmental Policy & Advocacy Group provides strategic consulting services to address environmental challenges and opportunities for the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Our tailor-made approach combines strategy development, regulatory and political advocacy, coalition building, and outreach and communications.


We partner with our clients to develop long-term solutions with cross-functional teams. In designing client strategies, CEA Consulting (CEA) can also support program implementation through project management and start-up staffing.


Over the past 30 years, CEA has fashioned and implemented collaborative, multi-stakeholder approaches, working with regulators, environmental groups, and other policymakers to address air-quality, energy, freshwater, land use, transportation, and other environmental issues.


Research Associate

CEA is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to play a key role in the firm’s Environmental Policy and Advocacy Group. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking an entry-level position in the environmental field to gain exposure across a broad range of issues. The Research Associate will be exposed to a fast-paced, collegial, team-oriented work environment and will have the opportunity to serve on a wide variety of client assignments on some of the most pressing environmental issues.


The Research Associate will be responsible for managing schedules, planning meetings, editing documents, and designing and conducting extensive research within the environmental field. The position requires intellectual rigor, independence, demonstrated attention to detail, and a passion for environmental issues.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Associate will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Provide general organizational and operations support to the Environmental Policy & Advocacy
  • Assist with production and quality control of outgoing work products and correspond
  • Conduct research and produce summary memos, reports, articles, presentations, and propo
  • Support project teams with logistics, setting up conference calls, coordinating travel arrangements, et
  • Support communications and outreach efforts and management of client databas
  • Support group marketing efforts.



The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a field related to environmental studies, economics, or public policy
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience working with HTML and web publishing a plus
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • A self-starter, with the ability to anticipate team needs
  • Strong passion for environmental and social issues
  • One to two years of related work experience highly desirable

About the Organization

For more than thirty years, CEA has provided nonprofits, foundations, businesses, and government institutions with a range of environmental management, regulatory compliance, and strategy solutions. CEA provides consulting services in three main practice areas: Philanthropic Services, Recruiting and Organizational Design Services, and Environmental Policy and Advocacy across a wide array of environmental issues, including climate change, energy policy, marine conservation, sustainable agriculture, forest management, goods movement, air quality, and land-use planning. In addition to a diverse range of consulting services, CEA also offers its clients assistance with recruiting and program development.

For a more in-depth description of our services and philosophy, please visit our website:

Compensation and Location

CEA offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position will be based in San Francisco, CA.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a one page resume, cover letter, and salary requirements:

Inquiries received via phone call or email will not be reviewed.

CEA is an equal opportunity employer.

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