Job Posting 99441

Research Associate
Stand.earth
Work From Home - From Anywhere
closed 16 days ago (Tue, 13 Feb)
full time - temporary / contract  •  The rate is $50.00 USD or $65.00 CAD per hour.

Stand.earth is seeking a Research Associate Contractor for a contract position. This position will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of research projects by Stand.earth Research Group for Stand.earth's Amazon campaign. The ideal candidate has great research and project management skills that have been applied to projects that include machine learning, policy analysis, financial data, and/or supply chain research for environmental and/or social issues.

If you are passionate about Stand.earth's mission, like taking on big challenges, and are looking to grow your skills as a researcher, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you. You will be joining an international team of researchers, strategists, negotiators, campaigners, and activists that achieves outsized results, and is bursting with creativity, innovation, and passion. This position is a full-time contract until December 31st, 2024, with the possibility of extension.

We encourage applicants to apply by Wednesday, February 13th. This position is open until filled.


About Stand.earth

Stand.earth is a nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment comes first. Our campaigns challenge destructive corporate and governmental practices, demand accountability, and create solutions that support all of us - and the environment and climate upon which we depend. Stand's strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 2000, we've secured the protection of millions of acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and transformed the environmental practices of more than 100 major U.S. corporations. Stand.earth operates in the United States and Canada.

Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted by environmental pollution and climate change, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions.

Pollution, climate change, and corporations' bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society - including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ people. To develop transformative solutions, these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact .

Please apply with a cover letter and resume after seeing the full scope of work.


Scope of Work:

Reporting to the Senior Researcher and working closely with Stand.earth Research Group, the Research Associate Contractor is responsible for research and management of projects for the Amazon Campaign. This includes assisting in the development and implementation of the Amazon Banks Database and the Bank Exposure Mapping Project, especially with regards to applying machine-learning to optimize research and inform campaign strategies.

The ideal candidate will have excellent project management skills, be a good time manager, researcher, and communicator and be able to work remotely as part of a small but ambitious team. They will have been involved in previous projects that applied machine learning methodologies and will have a research background that spans policy analysis, financial analysis, and research on the climate crisis, ideally for an environmental organization. They should be able to thrive in a demanding, mission-driven work environment, and demonstrate a keen attention to detail and an interest in innovation and learning on the job.


Projected Contract Hours & Rate:

This is a full-time contract position starting as soon as possible and ending December 31st, 2024, with possibility of extension. The rate is $50.00 USD or $65.00 CAD per hour. The location for this contract position is fully remote in North America.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • A master's degree in a field related to environmental research (preferred) or undergraduate degree with 2+ years of related experience
  • A broad-based researcher with proven expertise in policy and financial analysis in relation to the climate crisis, and the ability to articulate these in well-written research reports
  • Experience in managing research projects, especially projects that develop machine learning tools to support research
  • Skilled in building and navigating spreadsheets, using formulas and advanced database skills, including VLOOKUPS and pivot tables
  • Excellent time management and communication skills, appropriate to a remote working environment
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following focus areas e.g. deforestation-driver commodities, oil and gas, supply chains, financial markets, and the environmental and social impacts of natural resources extraction
  • Able to manage and respond to a range of requests from research and campaign teams and contribute to SRG research projects, reports, and grant applications as needed

Desired, but not required:

  • Experience with Bloomberg, Refinitiv or other financial data platform
  • Experience with research extension, including supporting Indigenous advocacy and responding to research needs from frontline communities
  • Experience working or volunteering on issues of climate, environmental protection and/or environmental justice.

To Apply

Please apply with a cover letter and resume after seeing the full scope of work.



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