The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an M.B.A. who is a recent business school graduate for a two-year Sustainable Business Fellowship position in our Chicago office starting in Fall 2016. This is a full-time position. The Sustainable Business Fellow will work with ELPC’s multidisciplinary project teams of senior attorneys, M.B.A.s, public policy specialists and scientist professionals on sustainability projects developing clean renewable energy and energy efficiency, advancing innovative transportation strategies and preserving vital natural resources. One of ELPC’s core principles is that job creation, economic growth and environmental progress can be achieved together through smart public policies and sustainability initiatives.
ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 45 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, along with eight more offices in the Midwest and Washington D.C. ELPC started in 1993 and has a $7 million annual budget. See www.elpc.org.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with ELPC’s Executive Director and Senior Staff on sustainability projects to advance clean energy development and climate change solutions, accelerate innovative transportation strategies, and protect the Great Lakes and other natural resources. Economic analysis of solar energy and wind power programs. Determining environmental, job creation, economic growth benefits from forward-looking federal and state energy, environmental and natural resources preservation policies. Engage with multidisciplinary project teams to achieve sustainability impacts and results.
QUALIFICATIONS: Recent M.B.A. school graduate with at least three years of prior professional experience preferably in finance, sustainability, environmental or energy sectors. Strong academic record and excellent analytical, presentation and writing skills. Strong background in financial and economic analysis. Smart self-starter with track record of initiative and successes. Substantive knowledge of clean energy policy and technologies, and energy economics is valued. An inspired commitment to sustainability principles and an ability to work productively with a team of skilled professionals.
SALARY: $65,000 annual salary for recent M.B.A. program graduates. Excellent benefits.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to: BusinessFellowship@elpc.org. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.