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China Climate Coordinator – 1 yr Contract Position

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City Washington DC
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name NRDC
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Telephone 3127807434
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Directory Entry : The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit global environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists.
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China Climate Coordinator – 1 yr Contract Position
Tracking Code
126-427
Job Description

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has an opening for a one-year, full-time, contract employee in our Washington, D.C. office to work on China-U.S. energy, climate and environmental issues.

China's rapid development has created urgent environmental and energy challenges, as well as unique opportunities. Although China has taken significant steps to curb its soaring energy demand growth and reduce its environmental impact, its numerous actions have been largely ignored abroad and continue to face significant implementation hurdles domestically. With a team of nearly thirty experts in Beijing and the United States, NRDC's China Program is at the forefront of promoting effective, pragmatic and economically sound solutions that help China protect its environment and reduce global warming pollution while continuing to build economic prosperity.

NRDC is seeking a China Climate Coordinator who will help liaise, communicate and strengthen the interaction and collaboration between NRDC’s work in China and the U.S. on energy, climate, urban and environmental governance. The Coordinator will engage in policy research, advocacy, and internal and external outreach aimed at promoting China-U.S. understanding and cooperation in the afore-mentioned areas. S/he will serve as a China Program liaison to U.S.-based NRDC program staff, particularly with staff at NRDC’s Climate and Clean Air Program, the Energy and Transportation Program, and the Center for Market Innovation. The Coordinator will report to the China Climate and Energy Policy Project Director and the China Program Director in Beijing

Responsibilities:
The China Climate Coordinator’s principal responsibilities will be split roughly between researching, developing and advocating policies for the China Program on China-U.S. energy and climate cooperation and representing the China Program as a liaison across NRDC’s U.S. activities.

As a China Program policy advocate, the Coordinator will work with the Climate and Clean Air Program and other programs to engage the U.S. policy community through Congressional and Administration briefings, attending and presenting at various events, monitoring domestic policy for emerging areas in which NRDC’s China work can be applied, and preparing materials (e.g. research reports, opinion articles, factsheets or blogs) to inform policy makers, our members, the media and the general public.

As a China Program liaison, the Coordinator will strengthen organization-wide work on key China-related priorities. S/he may represent the China Program at internal strategy meetings, support internal communications of China Program staff, and respond to U.S.-based media requests on China issues as required. The Coordinator will have the flexibility to propose new cross-programmatic collaborations in line with the needs of the China Program. These responsibilities will provide the Coordinator with opportunities to collaborate with Chinese and U.S. policymakers, US agencies, national laboratories, think-tanks and other nongovernmental organizations.

Required Skills

We are looking for a masters-level or bachelors-level graduate with 1-3 years work experience, with strong research, analytical and communication skills, as well as a solid understanding of climate change and energy issues in both the Chinese and U.S. political contexts. We seek candidates with expertise in Chinese environmental issues, specifically in energy, climate and/or environmental law and policy. This position requires strong initiative and responsibility, ability to manage multiple projects at one time, creative thinking, outreach skills and self-learning ability.

The successful applicant should have strong writing and speaking skills in English and good proficiency in written and oral Mandarin Chinese. Work or study experience in China is highly desirable. S/he shall enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team with people from different professional backgrounds, comfortable in an advocate role, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and have well-honed abilities to manage and prioritize work.

The position will require some travel to China and the ability to work with flexible hours to accommodate various time zones. The successful applicant will spend several weeks in NRDC’s Beijing office to become familiar with the activities of the China Program.

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.  We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  We offer competitive salaries, and a pleasant working environment.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. This position is not benefits eligible.

To apply, please create a profile and upload a cover letter along with your resume. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Michael Davidson (mdavidson@nrdc.org) or Alvin Lin (alin@nrdc.org).

For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org

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