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 campaigner, manager, and advocate who will help lead the effort 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 a leader who will leverage their skills and expertise to help reduce global warming emissions and harmful pollution that threatens public health and overburdens the communities located near our highways and ports—primarily Black, Latinx, and Asian-American communities. In this role your work will have real, lasting impacts on how heavy-duty transportation policy decisions are made on both the national and state levels. The right candidate will be able to thoughtfully develop a strategic campaign as it relates to equitable transportation and public health policy, while working closely with both national coalition and local environmental justice partners to build collective power while taking lead from those on the frontlines.