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Economist position at Ecotrust/E3 Network

Ecotrust and the E3 (Economics for Equity and the Environment) Network are looking for a highly qualified economist to engage in research and analysis to support Ecotrust’s program work and publications. Primary responsibilities include managing research contracts, providing analytical support to Ecotrust programs, providing on-going research and organizational support for the E3 Network, assisting the Director of Economics design an innovative research program around resilience economics; helping senior management articulate the principles of a natural model of economic development.

The ideal candidate will be an economist who can work well independently as well as in teams, has strong research and networking skills, and demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly with diverse audiences. Experience with survey design and implementation, spatial data analysis, and input-output analysis is highly sought. Fields of research interest would include one or more of the following areas: climate and energy, fisheries, ecosystem service markets and valuation, forestry, and economic development. Most importantly, the economist will be innovative and demonstrate a willingness and ability to think outside of the box. She or he must be deeply committed to the mission and values of Ecotrust.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist Director of Economics design an innovative research program around resilience economics
  • Manage research contracts from start through completion, including research design, data analysis, writing, and preparing reports or other publications related to project work
  • Provide research support to other Ecotrust programs and the E3 Network
  • Assist with contract development/fundraising
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in economics, natural resource economics, or ecological economics preferred; strong candidates with a Masters in economics and experience may be considered
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas: climate and energy, fisheries, ecosystem service markets and valuation, forestry, and economic development
  • Proficiency with one or more of the following is a plus: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), IMPLAN, probabilistic modeling and statistical analysis
  • Strong organizational and time management skills are required, including the ability to meet tight deadlines and create long-term plans
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to execute projects independently and on-time
  • Comfortable interacting with a diverse set of organizations (i.e. government, academic, non-profit, tribal)
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the mission of Ecotrust
  • Team player, flexible work style and excellent interpersonal skills are plusses

How to Apply
Submit an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available as a PDF or Word DOC) along with a statement of interest, résumé or curriculum vitae, and writing sample (10 pages or less) and references.

E-mail or mail completed applications to:
Dr. Kristen Sheeran
Director of Economics
Ecotrust
721 NW 9th Ave., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209
economist AT ecotrust DOT org

http://www.ecotrust.org/about/jobs.html#economist