ESG Analyst I

Multiple Sectors: Power, Education, Water / Wastewater, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Utilities

Location: Hood River, Oregon and Remote

We’re looking for mission-driven, motivated individuals to join our fast-growing organization. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are crucial for evaluating impact. At Kestrel, our ESG Analysts evaluate bond-financed activities against established standards and produce technically accurate written and scored data products.

As an Analyst, you will evaluate ESG factors in multiple sectors, which may include primary and secondary education, water and wastewater, power, health, public facilities, transportation, and affordable housing.

Our Team

Kestrel 360 is a Women’s Business Enterprise dedicated to providing strong analytic products and services to support the growing market in sustainable and socially responsible fixed-income investing. The purpose of our work is to identify environmental, climate, and social benefits inherent in financed activities in order to help investors make informed decisions. We provide ESG data to capital markets.

Our team is united through a strong work ethic, a culture of integrity, a dedication to creating real value and true service to our customers, and a commitment to a gratifying work environment where each person’s unique contributions are valued.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Analyze ESG factors in multiple sectors such as primary and secondary education, water and wastewater, power, health, public facilities, transportation, and affordable housing.
  • Evaluate and score bond-financed activities against established standards and criteria.
  • Perform research to add value and perspective to ESG factors.
  • Assess eligibility for green and social bond designations in US and international markets, for both public and corporate finance transactions in a variety of sectors.
  • Ensure ESG data integrity, quality, and consistency by following and improving our procedures.
  • Contribute to a collaborative, vibrant, and positive work culture.

You’ll need to have:

  • Extraordinary critical thinking and writing skills.
  • Understanding of principles and best practices of sustainability, climate action, environmental justice, or other positive change within one or more sectors.
  • Understanding of principles and best practices of municipal operations including planning, environmental regulation, and/or permitting.
  • Stamina to efficiently complete repetitive tasks of evaluating and scoring bond-financed activities.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and collaborative team player.
  • Ability to be comfortable with ambiguity and pivot quickly when needed.

We’d love to see:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in education policy, power systems, energy management, urban studies, environmental sciences, water management, civil engineering, public health, finance, or related field.
  • One or more years of experience in the any of the following sectors: education, power/energy, health, transportation, water and wastewater, utilities, urban planning, green buildings, or climate change adaptation and resilience.
  • LEED credentials.
  • Experience in green building design.


Selection process may include the following stages:

  1. First panel interview
  2. Second interview
  3. One hour written assessment
  4. Final interview

Expected start date is February 1, 2023


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. A typical range is $54,000 to $80,000. We offer employee benefits including a health premium contribution, paid time off, and paid holidays.0

It is the policy of Kestrel 360 to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, selection, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, benefits, compensation, training and facilities. In return, each employee of the organization is obligated to perform the duties and responsibilities of their position in accordance with the terms of this policy.