Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow for a two-year commitment at our Chicago headquarters, beginning in summer / fall 2017.  The Sustainable Business Fellow will conduct critical research, modeling, analysis and advocacy in the fields of clean energy, mobility and/or environmental quality, with a focus on innovative technologies, partnerships and market opportunities. This individual will participate as a member of multidisciplinary ELPC teams that draw upon expertise in business, law, policy and planning to protect natural resources and build a sustainable regional economy.  This role offers an exceptional opportunity to have a direct positive impact on some of the most important issues facing Midwest communities, institutions, and the planet at-large.

ORGANIZATIONELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. Our nationally-recognized work includes strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in inspired collaborations with diverse stakeholders to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ 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 was founded in 1993 and has a $7 million annual budget. Please visit for additional information.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The ELPC Sustainable Business Fellow will work on mission-aligned projects to advance clean energy, mobility, air and/or water initiatives.  Primary activities will include researching and analyzing economic and environmental data to create compelling analysis and presentations (including data visualizations, reports and other communications).  This will involve modeling, mapping and developing deep subject matter expertise.  The role may also include stakeholder outreach as well as project design and management.  Specific tasks will be determined by the successful applicant’s experience, education and interests, as well as urgent environmental opportunities.  All ELPC staff members can expect meaningful, impact-driven engagement with diverse colleagues and stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS:  We seek a highly-capable and committed graduate of a respected MBA, BA, or BS program with a strong academic record in business, social science, computer science, or related analytical fields.  Specific requirements include: exceptional analytical, research and writing skills; expertise in quantitative analysis and data modeling (advanced ability in MS Excel is required; additional experience in database management, data visualization, and GIS mapping preferred); and demonstrated passion for Midwest environmental issues.  ELPC values personal initiative, intellectual curiosity, optimism, flexibility, professionalism, and a spirit of public service.

COMPENSATIONSalary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please email a cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirement to:  ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify our team.


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