The Economist will conduct and direct economic analysis to help shape the Ecosystem’s program policy positions and support its advocacy and provide strategic input and content to guide planning and execution of Ecosystem program efforts. While focusing on the Ecosystems program work, the Economist will report to the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) and participate in the broader ecosystem of economics that surrounds EDF’s global work. The Ecosystems work is centered on four main programs – western water, habitats, agriculture sustainability, and coastal protection. Initially, the Economist will focus especially on economic elements related to the practice and policy of western water and habitat programs. Analysis products will include original publishable research, “in-house” analyses to guide staff and partners, as well as white papers aimed at policy makers, journalists, and the public at large.
The Economist will be based in San Francisco or Sacramento, California. S/he will report to the Chief Economist, and will work with other economists, natural scientists, Ecosystems staff, and policy specialists throughout EDF. S/he may also have managerial responsibilities for more junior staff, consultants, and project budgets.