Resources for the Future seeks to provide a pleasant and supportive work environment for all employees, and offers a competitive range of benefits. They encourage close collaboration and open communication among all staff members, and actively mentor employees to nurture their best performance.
RFF is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workplace. It is their policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. RFF enforces a strict non-smoking and drug-free workplace policy. They offer a competitive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, retirement, partial tuition reimbursement, and accumulated medical and annual leave.
RFF was the first think tank devoted exclusively to natural resource and environmental issues and helped create the field of environmental and natural resource economics. Since 1952, it has provided decisionmakers with the tools to improve the way policy choices are made, strengthening both the environment and the economy. Although RFF is located in Washington, DC, its research scope comprises programs in nations around the world.
RFF brings together the world’s largest community of PhD economists and leading experts focused on environmental, natural resource, and energy issues to develop smart solutions that balance the need for both economic growth and environmental stewardship.
RFF was founded in 1952 at the recommendation of William Paley, then head of the Columbia Broadcasting System, who had chaired a presidential commission that examined whether the United States was becoming overly dependent on foreign sources of important natural resources and commodities. RFF became the first think tank devoted exclusively to natural resource and environmental issues.