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Cascadia Consulting Group
1109 First Ave Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Cascadia Consulting Group develops and implements innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges. Founded in 1993, we work with private- and public-sector clients to advance sustainability through recycling and materials management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, and stormwater pollution prevention. The Cascadia team brings both expertise and creative thinking to research and analysis, strategic planning, program design and implementation, outreach and evaluation. With offices in Seattle and San Jose, we serve clients across the country and abroad. Our mission is to pioneer a sustainable future, making a positive difference for our clients, our community, and the environment.

Cascadia hires individuals who value a collaborative, fast-paced work environment, who can think creatively and communicate effectively, and who will work hard to get the job done well. Consulting is about taking initiative, problem solving, and serving clients, so we seek staff with those skills. We offer a flexible working environment and provide excellent benefits. The firm is a multiple recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

Cascadia is currently hiring an Associate for the Seattle, Washington office.

Primary job responsibilities:
•Assist in creating and testing databases, models, and customer facing quantitative tools and calculators
•Develop analytical tools using advanced Microsoft Excel skills (e.g., web queries & exporting to web platforms, construction of pivot tables and data validation, create/edit macros, etc.)
•Create highly user-friendly Excel spreadsheets and database interfaces
•Conduct policy analysis, statistical analysis, and quantitative cost-benefit analysis of public policy issues
•Conduct economic, financial, and investment feasibility analyses
•Conduct policy and market research
•Write, produce, and deliver reports, proposals and presentations using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Manage projects engaging directly with clients on project work
•Assist with business development by identifying new business opportunities, writing proposals, attending conferences, and meeting with potential clients

Qualified candidates will possess the following:
•An undergraduate degree with a minimum of two years prior work experience and/or a master’s degree in business, public policy, sustainability or a related field. Undergraduate degrees in economics, math, environmental studies, or the sciences are highly desirable.
•Demonstrated ability to take initiative and solve problems proactively.
•Strong writing and critical thinking skills.
•Quantitative analysis skills.
•The ability to use advanced functions in Excel spreadsheets and databases to analyze complex data sets.
•Experience with Microsoft Access or similar database programs.
•Excellent attention to detail complemented by strong organizational skills.
•Excellent verbal communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.

This is a full-time environmental consulting position. Annual salary ranges from the $40s-50s, depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401K, transportation assistance, and generous vacation. For the right candidate, this position has opportunities for growth and progressively increasing project responsibility.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] and indicate Associate – Seattle – [Your Name] in the subject line. Applications accepted until 5pm (Pacific), Fri, April 13, 2012.

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Cascadia Consulting Group
1109 First Ave Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98101
United States