Research Analyst, Health & Environment Program

Closing Date:

Closing Date: 

Thu, 02/27/2020

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national research organization based in Washington, DC, seeks a research analyst for its Health and Environment Program.  ACEEE is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. 

ACEEE’s organizational culture is collaborative and team-oriented with a strong commitment to its mission. Staff work at an energetic pace within a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for professional growth and development. There is a high degree of workplace flexibility, with an emphasis on results, making ACEEE an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work. 

Position Description

The research analyst supports the Health & Environment program and works with other researchers to contribute to cross-program projects. This position reports to the Manager of the Health & Environment program. Major responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the team’s work in support of policy and program development in states and cities through technical assistance and analysis
  • Support policymakers, advocates and ACEEE programs in their consideration of energy efficiency policies and programs that can be used to address issues of health and equity in communities by providing written work products and analysis
  • Strengthen relationships with supporting organizations working to protect health and ensure equity for communities and vulnerable populations
  • Support development of written work products that interpret and analyze regulatory issues at the federal, state and local level, including the role of energy efficiency for compliance with air pollution regulations
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of the health benefits of energy efficiency policies and programs
  • Create written reports, fact sheets, blog posts, webinars, and other outreach materials
  • Facilitate webinars and conference calls with external partners
  • Present research findings at relevant meetings and conferences

Expectations and Responsibilities

The analyst is part of a team contributing to research and engagement projects focused on the health and environmental impacts of energy efficiency. This is a research and writing position requiring strong research and analytical skills as well as the ability to communicate clearly and logically through written work products. The research analyst will contribute to the development of materials that explain the features and benefits of energy efficiency programs and policies as they relate to population health including written reports, fact sheets, and other materials. Activities also include working directly with stakeholders in the public health/healthcare, academic, regulatory, and policy sectors as well as collaborating on multi-sector projects with other departments and teams. The analyst will provide expertise to other ACEEE teams and work products on an ongoing and as needed basis. The analyst works with a manager to track progress toward project deliverables.



  • Excellent writing, oral communication, and presentation skills
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of relevant work experience related to health policy, environmental regulation, energy efficiency and technologies, or graduate degree
  • Highly analytical and solutions-oriented with good spreadsheet analysis skills
  • Superb organizational and project coordination skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Proven ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Rigorous coursework or work experience in building science, health policy, public health, energy and/or environmental policy
  • Experience with or sound knowledge of energy efficiency
  • Travel required (approx. 10%)

Strongly preferred:

  • Energy industry experience  
  • Understanding of US agency rulemaking and federal regulatory processes
  • Experience building partnerships and working with advocates and policymakers in state and city levels of government
  • Experience facilitating presentations, webinars, conference calls
  • Existing relationships with the health policy community

Preferred start date: position is open now and will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, based in Washington, DC. 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes ACEEE’s generous benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage; a 403(b) retirement plan; transportation and bike share benefits; three weeks of vacation in the first year and four weeks thereafter. 

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to and use “Health and Environment Program Public Health Analyst” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

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ACEEE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.

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