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Senior Research and Policy Analyst

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Earthjustice Published: March 16, 2021 (28 days ago)
Location
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
Job Type
Industry
Environment, Non-Profit
Salary Type
Per Year
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Description

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

The Senior Research and Policy Analyst supports our programmatic focus on clean transportation and climate by providing strategic and technical assistance in policy advocacy. The position focuses on analyzing, writing and editing advocacy and technical documents, and developing and maintaining relationships with government decision-makers, clients and other partners to advance clean transportation and climate policies. This role specifically focuses on policy analysis pertaining to legislation and agency dockets.

This position sits within the Policy and Legislation program and reports to the Legislative Director, Climate and Energy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Research and Analysis

  • Develops strategies for using information requests
  • Researches and creates technical analyses and documents in support of current and potential policy advocacy
  • Works with lobbyists, lawyers and outside experts to help design and manage expert reports, testimony, and analyses in addition to making them understandable
  • May identify and recruit scientists and technical experts
  • May independently design and propose research and data gathering strategies
  • Designs, drafts and manages submissions of letters, reports and supporting materials

Outreach and Advocacy

  • Engages in direct advocacy with federal agencies
  • Develops, implements and manages community outreach and/or building partnerships, acting as a key agent in developing strategies, assessing advocacy and other engagement opportunities using insights gained from outreach efforts (e.g., prioritizing policy asks)
    • Cultivates thoughtful partnerships, allies and coalitions in support of assigned issues
  • Serves as a senior technical and policy expert, advocate and potentially spokesperson. May prepare comments, attend hearings and deliver testimony as required

Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned:

  • This role includes special projects or additional tasks as assigned, including project management, participation in hiring committees, organization-wide working groups and DEI initiatives
  • This position may manage non-legal interns
  • Develops strategies for using information requests
  • Serves as a senior technical and policy expert, advocate and may serve as a spokesperson
  • Researches and creates technical analyses and documents in support of current and potential policy advocacy
  • Works with lawyers and outside experts to help design and manage expert reports, testimony, and analyses in addition to making them understandable
  • May identify and recruit scientists and technical experts
  • May independently design and propose research and data gathering strategies
  • Designs, drafts and manages submissions of letters, reports and supporting materials
  • Engages in direct advocacy with federal agencies
  • Develops, implements and manages community outreach and/or building partnerships, acting as a key agent in developing strategies, assessing advocacy and other engagement opportunities using insights gained from outreach efforts (e.g., prioritizing policy asks)
    • Cultivates thoughtful partnerships, allies and coalitions in support of assigned issues
  • This role includes special projects or additional tasks as assigned, including project management, participation in hiring committees, organization-wide working groups and DEI initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with transportation, energy, climate and/or environmental justice policy issues preferred
  • Graduate degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience analyzing scientific and technical documents, and researching, synthesizing and presenting science and policy issues to expert as well as public audiences
  • Strong research and organizational skills; attention to detail with proven ability to solve complex problems, work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to understand policy, complex facts, scientific and technical issues quickly and synthesize this information in a way that makes it understandable to various audiences
  • Excellent research, writing, oral communication and computer skills, including data analysis skills (Word, Excel, Internet, Adobe, Outlook, PowerPoint, Westlaw/LexisNexis, GIS)
  • Demonstrated experience in effective communication and collaboration with: colleagues, clients, partners, agency staff, community-based organizations and technical experts
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
  • Desire and ability to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive.

Salary is dependent on experience and location.
Salary for Washington, DC: $76,900-85,400

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should the following via Jobvite:

  • Resume.
  • One or two page cover letter.

Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o7xSefwu&s=YPEnergy

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected.  As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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