Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

Equal Opportunity

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive.  We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking candidates who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Pay Equity

UCS's commitment to equity extends to pay equity. We support this commitment by maintaining a formal, written pay structure and making pay decisions based on rigorous analysis and unbiased job-related criteria. Our compensation structure establishes pay opportunity based on objective factors such as external survey data, required education and experience and we regularly review this structure as a best practice.

$59,000 yearly
Union of Concerned Scientists Oakland, CA, USA
Mar 16, 2021
Full time
Clean Transportation/Climate & Energy Union of Concerned Scientists Oakland, CA   The Position The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit that uses science to protect our health, safety, and environment.  We are scientists, engineers, economists, activists, and everyday people who develop and advocate for innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.   How do equitable, science-based solutions for the climate crisis find their way from idea to implementation? With your help, as a Western States Policy Advocate at UCS. Your focus will be on the Western states we’ve identified as policy leaders, where you’ll work to promote smart policies that reduce transportation emissions, promote clean...
$59,000 yearly
Union of Concerned Scientists
Mar 03, 2021
Full time
Clean Transportation Program Union of Concerned Scientists Washington, DC, Oakland, CA   The Position The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit that uses science to protect our health, safety, and environment.  We are scientists, engineers, economists, activists, and everyday people who develop and advocate for innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.   UCS is looking for an experienced scientist, engineer or analyst who will support our national campaign to clean up the heavy-duty transportation sector in the US. We are expanding our efforts to speed up truck and bus electrification nationwide and are seeking candidate who will leverage their technical skills and expertise to help reduce...
$90,000 yearly
Union of Concerned Scientists Washington D.C., DC, USA
Feb 08, 2021
Full time
Senior Energy Campaign Manager Climate and Energy Program Union of Concerned Scientists Washington, DC, Cambridge, MA., or Chicago, IL The Position The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit that uses science to protect our health, safety, and environment. We are scientists, engineers, economists, activists, and everyday people who develop and advocate for innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war. Are you ready to help the US transition from fossil fuels to a renewable energy future? Do you care—really care—about enacting policies that will create an equitable and just transition? Do you want your work to have real, lasting impacts on how energy policy decisions are made? UCS is looking for an...