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24 Mar 2023

Full-Time Researcher (Spanish/English fluency) – Remote

Global Energy Monitor – Posted by shuanher Anywhere

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Job Description


Global Energy Monitor is seeking an experienced Researcher to join our research team, where they will spend half of their time on specific Spanish language trackers and the other half on various trackers throughout other parts of the world, as well as support other GEM projects as needed.

The Challenge

According to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), we have less than a decade to make massive and unprecedented changes in the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To meet that challenge, Global Energy Monitor is creating trackers and other tools to provide detailed information on energy facilities, sponsors, and financing.

About Global Energy Monitor

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is a network of researchers developing information for the worldwide climate and clean energy movement. Since the organization’s founding in 2007, GEM’s research has become an essential tool for activists, journalists, policymakers, and scientists. GEM’s data and reports are used and cited by organizations ranging from Greenpeace to The Wall Street Journal. GEM’s information is used by Bloomberg Terminals, the International Energy Agency, the IPCC, Climate Analytics, Carbon Tracker Initiative, and hundreds of others.

Note: GEM does not have a central office; instead, GEM works with employees to create suitable home offices catered to the needs of their role. Remote staff need not be based in the United States.

Position Summary and Duties

  • Conducting background research to support project objectives.
  • Gathering and vetting data in support of project objectives from various global data sources, (government websites, company reports, news articles, etc., as well as information from partner organizations).
  • Creating, formatting, and updating wiki pages for energy projects on the platform.
  • Assessing the environmental and social impacts of energy projects.
  • Supporting report development and analyses based on GEM’s data.
  • Translation of original source materials.
  • Collaborating with other GEM staff members across different project areas.
  • Miscellaneous support for other GEM projects as needed.
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

Education & Experience

Applicants who tailor their resume and cover letter to these requirements will be prioritized.

The following experience and skills are required for this position:

  • 1-3 years of experience in energy/environmental research and analysis.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.

The following experience and skills are desired for this position:

  • Strong research skills, including attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented fact, resourcefulness in using online search tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with databases and/or large datasets, including Google sheets or Heroku.
  • Professional-level writing skills.
  • Familiarity with wiki formatting; experience in updating websites; demonstrated ability to master additional technical skills as needed for data development and analysis.
  • Demonstrated analytical experience, including experience in summarizing and presenting data.
  • Basic knowledge of environmental and social impacts of fossil energy production, governmental and business institutional structures, and the global political context of energy.
  • Commitment to social and environmental justice.

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. The salary is $78,157 for locations in the United States. Salary and benefits differ for those based outside of the US and may be discussed on an individual basis.

Benefits include (US Based Employees):

  • 100% paid health, vision, dental insurance for employee & contribution towards dependent coverage
  • Long-term disability and worker’s compensation insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 5% employer match
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, plus 18 holidays, 10 sick leave days, and other leave
  • Remote work stipend
  • Home office set up & ergonomics reimbursement
  • Paid 12-week sabbatical leave after five years
  • Paid parental leave

Application Requirements

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and this listing will remain open until filled. Applicants must provide a resume and a cover letter.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact [email protected].

Hiring Practices

Equal Employment: Global Energy Monitor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment determinations at GEM are based exclusively on the needs of the organization, specific job requirements, and a candidate’s individual qualifications. These determinations are made without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, age, physical, mental, and/or sensory disability, sex, orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, medical history, or military service. GEM is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Accommodations: We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected] 

***Please be sure to add [email protected] to your contact list to ensure delivery of all correspondence from us.***

How to Apply

Please click here to apply online.

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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