| May 16, 2024

Data Assistant, Climate Analytics – Global Intelligence

Guest Author


  • Full Time
  • United States
  • $70,000 - $75,000 USD / Year

Website ClimateWorks Foundation

About the Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1.8 billion in grants to more than 850 organizations working to advance climate solutions around the world. We helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. Through our Global Programs and Services, we equip philanthropy with global knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.


·       Scaling solutions: Our collaborative Global Programs — focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more — produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate just and equitable climate solutions.


·       Guiding and supporting funders: Our Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. Our Global Intelligence service equips funders and the climate community with climate insights to pinpoint opportunities for impact and philanthropic insights to help identify investment priorities. We facilitate Global Collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact. Our Global Grantmaking services enable funders to invest in climate solutions around the world.


·       Fostering collaboration, exploration, and growth: Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensures that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities — all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives to help end the climate crisis.

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit www.climateworks.org.



Job Summary

Under the direction of the Global Intelligence Director of Climate Analytics, the Data Assistant will help design and participate in ongoing research and analysis to support the Climate Analytics portfolio within the Global Intelligence team. The position requires excellent quantitative skills, including data management and analysis, an understanding of climate policies, and strong written and oral communication skills.

The Data Assistant will also support workstreams of the broader Global Intelligence team including maintenance and design of communication products for projects for broad audiences when needed. As such, the Data Assistant will gain deep familiarity with the quantitative models and analytical approaches used by the Global Intelligence team.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

In close collaboration with the Global Intelligence team and the Director of Climate Analytics, the Data Assistant will:


  • Work with the Global Intelligence team to develop tools, processes, presentation materials, infographics, briefings, and other products that help to gather, synthesize, and convey valuable information from the complex variety of data coming to ClimateWorks.
  • Provide analysis and support research for developing an integrated landscape on mitigation opportunities and impact models.
  • Support work at ClimateWorks and other institutions to promote understanding of our work’s broader economic, social, and political implications and how this impacts strategic opportunities to advance climate solutions.
  • Support rigorous analysis using a suite of quantitative tools, including complex cost curve models, global integrated assessment models, impact models, and other Global Intelligence team-driven products. This includes down-scaling of models, scenario tracking, and creating additional analytical methods in support of ClimateWorks’ mission.
  • Support the team in executing contracts and grant with external partners, including research institutes, analytical firms, think tanks, consultants, and associated vendors.
  • Participate in monitoring, tracking, and evaluating grantee progress and responding to requests for additional analysis as appropriate.
  • Collaborate effectively and regularly with internal colleagues in numerous teams (specifically with programmatic experts) on various projects.
  • Work with the communications team to develop and implement a messaging and communication plan for key segments and audiences.
  • Help support the creation of reports, briefings, and presentations highlighting our analysis and research on strategic opportunities to advance climate solutions.


Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be someone with relevant domain knowledge, understanding of pathways towards enabling a low carbon future, and exceptional strategic, collaboration, and communication skills. The Data Assistant will be results-oriented, collaborative, and have a true passion for working with partners across organizations to address climate change through high-impact strategies that measurably influence outcomes. The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years of experience in an analyst, research, or database support role, experience working in the environmental field a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient data management, visualization, and data analysis, and a willingness to adapt and expand their tool-kit in support of ClimateWorks products and services.
  • Demonstrated success in project management, multi-tasking, and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated success liaising with high-level stakeholders or senior staff.
  • Competence in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, HTML/web content. Nice to have: competence in management systems, R, Java, or Tableau.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collectively as part of a team with colleagues at all levels.
  • Willingness to take initiative, help problem-solve, and work across teams/departments.
  • Passion for environmental issues and a commitment to the mission and values of ClimateWorks Foundation.
  • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment.



To apply for this job please visit apply.workable.com.