CEA Consulting is a boutique environmental consultancy based in San Francisco, CA. For more than 35 years, CEA has helped transform markets, business practices, public policies, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic strategies to achieve positive outcomes for the environment. Our work is guided by a deep knowledge of the scientific, financial/economic, and sociopolitical underpinnings of our most pressing environmental problems.
CEA’s Philanthropic Practice Area is a growing, tight-knit team of fifteen consultants which supports environmental foundations and nonprofits, as well as sustainability-oriented businesses. We pride ourselves on being client oriented, insightful, and responsive. The large majority of CEA’s work is for return clients, whom we’ve had the pleasure to work with for many years. Our work ranges across a variety of environmental topics including marine conservation, climate change, energy policy, sustainable agriculture, land use and conservation, freshwater management, transportation, wildlife protection, and urban sustainability. While the geographic nature of our projects varies, most of our work is global or international in scope. With respect to our services, our main functions include:
- Program Design and Strategy Development
- Programmatic Research, Analysis, and Modeling
- Evaluation and Learning
- Facilitation, Collaboration, and Grantee Convening
- Project Incubation, Organizational Development, and Staffing Support
For a more in-depth description of our services and philosophy, please see our website: www.ceaconsulting.com.
Research Associate Position
CEA is seeking a Research Associate to provide support to the firm’s Philanthropic Services Practice Area. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting complex consulting engagements for clients, including large environmentally-focused foundations, non-profits, and companies. The work environment is collaborative and the position requires intellectual rigor, independence, demonstrated attention to detail, and a passion for environmental issues. This exciting opportunity will provide opportunities for interaction with key stakeholders and emerging issues in the environmental sector.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Participate in project scoping and work planning.
- Conduct in-depth research and analysis, both quantitative and qualitative. Conduct expert interviews.
- Write clear and concise project deliverables, including reports, briefs, memos, presentations, and graphics. Ensure quality control of outgoing work products and correspondence.
- Provide logistical support to project teams.
- Work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
- Interact with clients.
Successful applicants will have most of the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
- An understanding of, and passion for, environmental issues
- Proficiency with MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with senior management
- An insightful, curious, pragmatic, and strategic mind
- A deep commitment to the conservation-related mission of CEA
- A sense of humor
Additional qualifications are a plus:
- One to three years of experience in a role with comparable responsibilities; experience in a consulting firm or a similar field requiring a service-oriented demeanor and relationship management skills preferred
- Proficiency with data visualization (e.g., Tableau), analytical software programs (e.g., GIS, R), and/or graphic design (e.g., InDesign)
- Fluency in language in addition to English
Compensation and Benefits
The position will be located in San Francisco, California. CEA offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must click "Apply to this Job" to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements:
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CEA is an equal opportunity employer.