Public Interest M.B.A. Sustainable Business Fellow

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an MBA Sustainable Business Fellow for a two-year commitment at our Chicago headquarters, beginning in summer / fall 2018.  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.

ORGANIZATIONELPC 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, M.B.A.s, 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 nine more offices in the Midwest and Washington D.C. ELPC started in 1993 and has a $7.5 million annual budget Please visit www.ELPC.org for additional information.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Work with ELPC’s Executive Director and Senior Program 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 projects.  Determine environmental, job creation, economic growth benefits from forward-looking 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.

COMPENSATION $67,500 annual salary for recent M.B.A. program graduates. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references by email to:  BusinessFellowship@ELPC.org.  ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify our staff.

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