Principal Climate and Equity Researcher

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Principal Climate and Equity Researcher (Remote)

Job Details


IMPORTANT NOTE: The recruitment process of this position will take much longer than average; and therefore we anticipate a start date for this position later this year.

Primary and Essential Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement research strategies for Slipstream in areas of expertise; prioritize and execute strategic partnership activities to advance strategies; secure extramural and internal funding to advance strategies; publish results in high quality journals or other significant media; develop policy briefs on behalf of the organization.
  2. Develop and maintain relationships with influencers and decision-makers while improving visibly for the team and Slipstream work; monitor market, social and industry conditions specific to research; act as a liaison and champion of Slipstream initiatives within the industry.
  3. Manage and provide quality assurance for research projects and deliverables with respect to time, budget, issue resolution, staff direction, present outcomes internally, regionally, and nationally.
  4. Act as a subject matter expert and contribute to proposal content of research, program operations, and other departments to advance the mission of Slipstream.
  5. Review and mentor the work of team members.
  6. Conduct research to connect the areas of technological advancement, policy process, program implementation and social equity impacted by the climate crises and the energy revolution.
  7. Actively participate as a member of assigned workgroups.



  • Able to build rapport & relationships effectively with internal & external customers and clients at all levels, demonstrating awareness of their needs & responding appropriately.
  • Demonstrates skill in oral & written communication; ability to be persuasive & public speaking.
  • Effective at problem solving.
  • Self-motivated & able to work independently.
  • Able to appropriately prioritize & meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates business acumen.
  • Exhibited skill at collaborating & creating pragmatic & innovative solutions.
  • Proven leadership, mentoring and team building experience.
  • Expertise in research and project management principles
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility and accountability.
  • Deep understanding of state and federal energy policy and relevant knowledge in energy justice, climate justice and environmental justice.
  • Basic understanding of energy industry and climate change science
  • Experience with data science methods, statistics, and ability to work with large data sets.




Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



Bachelors or better.


Masters or better.



Track record of securing extramural funding for research either as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or key team member

Proficiency in quantitative research methods

5 years: Work related experience, which may include advanced training beyond a bachelor's degree

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