Principal Climate and Equity Researcher (remote)
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
Full-time - Remote - Principal Climate & Equity Researcher
The Climate and Equity Researcher is a leader and collaborator on developing a better understanding of social inequities associated with existing and proposed energy and climate solutions. Co-creates innovative and disruptive strategies that benefit everyone in response to the climate emergency. Explore disparities in energy generation, consumption, climate resilience and affordability focusing on the production and persistence of inequality by race, class, and place. Through research and outreach, policy makers and program directors provide recommendations for building equitable and scalable climate resilient energy programs. This role is recognized as a leader for achievements in their area of expertise.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The recruitment process for this position will take much longer than average; and therefore, we anticipate a start date for this position later 2021.
Primary and Essential Responsibilities
- Develop and implement research strategies for Slipstream in areas of expertise; prioritize and execute strategic partnership activities to advance strategies; secure extramural and internal funding to advance strategies; publish results in high quality journals or other significant media; develop policy briefs on behalf of the organization.
- Develop and maintain relationships with influencers and decision-makers while improving visibly for the team and Slipstream work; monitor market, social and industry conditions specific to research; act as a liaison and champion of Slipstream initiatives within the industry.
- Manage and provide quality assurance for research projects and deliverables with respect to time, budget, issue resolution, staff direction, present outcomes internally, regionally, and nationally.
- Act as a subject matter expert and contribute to proposal content of research, program operations, and other departments to advance the mission of Slipstream.
- Review and mentor the work of team members.
- Conduct research to connect the areas of technological advancement, policy process, program implementation and social equity impacted by the climate crises and the energy revolution.
- The ideal candidate will have a sociology and humanities background.
- Expertise in research processes, scientific methods, managing research projects effectively.
- Strong understanding of relevant state and federal energy policy, and relevant knowledge of energy justice, climate justice and environmental justice.
- Able to build rapport & relationships effectively with stakeholders at all levels, demonstrating awareness of their needs & responding appropriately.
- Demonstrates skill in oral & written communication; ability to be persuasive & public speaking.
- Self-motivated & able to work independently or in teams.
- Able to appropriately prioritize & meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Exhibited skill at collaborating & creating pragmatic & innovative solutions.
- Proven leadership, mentoring and team building experience.
- Basic understanding of energy industry and climate change science.
Preferred: Masters or better.
Required: 5 years: Work-related experience, which may include advanced training beyond a bachelor's degree.
Successful track record of securing extramural funding for research either as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator.
Proficiency in research design and execution.
Prior grant writing, preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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|Primary Category:||Research and Methodology
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies
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