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Senior Policy Analyst (Remote)

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Flexibilidad
A Tiempo Completo
Fecha de inicio
15 de julio de 2024
Educación
Licenciatura
Nivel de Experiencia
Mando intermedio
Salario
USD $85.000 - $90.000 / año

Descripción

Timing: Begins on or around July 15, 2024

Preferred location: Maryland, DC, Virginia

The Center for Progressive Reform is seeking a creative, resourceful, and collaborative analyst

who brings advocacy, research/writing, and networking skills to help us advance our goals for

climate and environmental justice. We seek candidates who have a deep commitment to

inclusive and progressive environmental and economic policies that address historic and

contemporary inequities.

Climate justice requires addressing racial and economic disparities and lack of access in climate

policy. We’re working with activists and advocates, including those representing frontline

communities, to elevate and amplify the climate concerns of overburdened and underserved

groups. We seek to advance key climate justice policies at the state and federal levels — and

prevent future climate policies from reinforcing existing inequities and promoting the interests of

those who profit from climate change: the fossil fuel industry and its enablers.

Environmental justice means centering the needs and raising up the demands of lower-income

communities and communities of color who face disproportionately greater hazards from

pollution and chemical disasters. Through research and policy advocacy, we work to hold

companies that violate environmental protections accountable and address regulatory and

legislative gaps that disproportionately harm overburdened and underserved communities.


Areas of Focus

The Senior Policy Analyst has three core responsibilities:

● Lead research and policy advocacy in Maryland to further climate and environmental

justice and to actively support the advocacy of others (coalitions, peers, frontline

communities, etc.). 40%.

● Lead research and support policy advocacy as appropriate in neighboring states,

including Virginia, Pennsylvania and elsewhere on strategic environmental justice

initiatives). 40%.

● Actively support the climate justice team and other policy staff in research, analysis, and

networking on issues relating to public utility commissions, community benefit

agreements, renewable energy, and other topics. 20%.

The Senior Policy Analyst will work collaboratively with other policy analysts and

communications staff and serve as a member of the climate justice team. The successful

candidate will engage our network of Member Scholars drawing on their expertise and

supporting public messaging to advance program goals. The Senior Policy Analyst reports to

the Executive Director, though this may change over time.


Specifically, the role includes the following responsibilities:

Policy Advocacy and Collaboration

● Lead policy advocacy and collaboration with climate justice peers, allies, and

representatives from frontline communities in Maryland on identified program strategies

● On relevant energy, climate, and climate justice policy issues in Maryland and other

identified states, contribute to advocacy efforts and strategically cultivate relationships

related to legislation, rulemaking, agency programs and policies, and enforcement

trends

● As appropriate, serve as an organizational spokesperson on environmental justice,

energy, climate, and climate justice policy issues

● Participate and provide expertise in coalitions and networks with state and national

stakeholders as appropriate to provide expertise and promote research findings


Research and Analysis

● Collaborate with research partners and key stakeholders, peer and community

organizations, and other stakeholders, at times offering leadership and at times

supporting, and serving as a connector between policymakers and affected communities

● At times lead and at other times, support research, data collection, and analysis with

Member Scholars and other staff on identified research

● Collaborate with communications colleagues, Member Scholars, and other staff to write

clear, compelling, concise, and accessible blog posts, social media content, op-eds, fact

sheets, and reports for publication to a variety of audiences

● Develop and execute strategies for distributing the team’s written work widely and

creatively through outreach to policymakers, advocates, academics, partners, and allies


Other responsibilities

● Contribute to fundraising efforts through donor relationships, grantwriting, and reporting

● Offer organizational leadership on identified projects and contribute to team-based

solidarity

● Join weekly staff calls and monthly in-person staff meetings, actively participate in

organizational activities, and contribute to an atmosphere of inquiry, collaboration, and

activism

● Seek collaboration opportunities with other staff

● Actively explore developing issues and trends relevant to our goals


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Qualified candidates will possess the following:

● Demonstrated commitment to the public interest community and the Center’s mission

● Strong substantive knowledge of climate and environmental law and policy, particularly

their relation to racial justice

● Significant experience working in energy or climate policy or related advocacy and

coalition-building at state or national levels. Working relationships with key actors and

networks in Maryland is a big plus

● Nuanced understanding of how race, class, gender, and geography intersect with public

policy process and outcomes

● Demonstrated excellence in research, writing, and advocacy, including experience

interpreting, synthesizing, and communicating effectively about complex matters of law

and policy

● Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, with attention to detail, ability to

consistently meet or beat deadlines, and demonstrated success in writing clear, concise

materials that are accessible to a variety of audiences

● Practical understanding (and demonstrated commitment preferred) of how to leverage

social media platforms to support advocacy efforts

● Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative working style, with proven experience

working with overburdened and underserved communities

● Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in a team setting

● Creativity and a desire to learn, grow, and support others

● Relationships with the philanthropic community and proven success in fundraising are

highly valued


Qualifications

● 5+ years of experience showing progressively increased and deepened responsibilities

in the fields of public policy research and advocacy or related work

● An advanced degree in a relevant field (i.e., law, public health, public policy, etc.)


Location and Travel

This is a fully remote position. The Center operates in a virtual work environment with

employees working from their home offices. A proven ability to work from home and collaborate

with others remotely is essential.

Preferred location is in the Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia area, though we will consider

candidates in other locations. The candidate can expect attendance at relevant Maryland and

Washington, DC-based events (legislative hearings, agency hearings, coalition meetings, etc.).

For staff in the MD/DC/VA area, the Center hosts monthly in-person staff meetings with others

joining remotely. Other program travel will be occasional (2-4 days every two months), and the

ability to travel is required.


The Center is a member of the Open Gov Hub in Washington, DC, which offers work and

meeting space, as well as other resources for its members.


Schedule

Employees work 40 hours per week, normally Monday through Friday, with the flexibility to

accommodate other life commitments. Employees may spend extended periods at a computer.


Compensation and Benefits

Salary: The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $90,000 per year, commensurate with

experience.

Benefits: The Center contributes to the cost of health and dental insurance, including employee

dependents. Premiums are deducted from employee paychecks on a pre-tax basis. Full-time

employees may participate in a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic 2 percent contributions

from the Center. The Center offers generous vacation, holiday, personal, parental, and sick

leave.


How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, resume, brief

writing sample, and, if applicable, links to your work reflecting your qualifications to

seniorpolicyanalyst@progressivereform.org. We will consider applications on a rolling basis until

the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged promptly. No phone calls, please.

This job announcement can also be found at https://progressivereform.org/careers/.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, please send an email request to

hiring@progressivereform.org.


Background

The Center for Progressive Reform is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that

harnesses the power of law and public policy to create a responsive government, a healthy

environment, and a just society. Our national network of legal scholars joins a professional staff

of analysts, advocates, and communications professionals to advance our mission.

Our scholars and staff bring deep expertise to the public policy arena, from translating scholarly

legal work for policymakers, publishing op-eds in leading news outlets, testifying before

Congress and state legislatures, weighing in on regulatory proposals, working with the media,

collaborating with like-minded organizations, and helping the public engage with the policy

process.

The Center is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Visit our

website to read our commitment, which all staff work to further.

The Center for Progressive Reform is an inclusive employer committed to employment and

promotion opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex,

marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran

status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth,

family responsibilities, or any other basis protected by applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines

relating to discrimination in employment. We value diverse and new perspectives and are

dedicated to creating opportunities for populations who are historically underrepresented in law,

policy, and science. We are also working to build an inclusive workplace where everyone may

thrive. To read more about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, visit our

website.

Timing: Begins on or around July 15, 2024

Preferred location: Maryland, DC, Virginia

The Center for Progressive Reform is seeking a creative, resourceful, and collaborative analyst

who brings advocacy, research/writing, and networking skills…

Compensación

Benefits: The Center contributes to the cost of health and dental insurance, including employee dependents. Premiums are deducted from employee paychecks on a pre-tax basis. Full-time employees may participate in a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic 2 percent contributions 4 from the Center. The Center offers generous vacation, holiday, personal, parental, and sick leave.

Benefits: The Center contributes to the cost of health and dental insurance, including employee dependents. Premiums are deducted from employee paychecks on a pre-tax basis…

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How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, resume, brief

writing sample, and, if applicable, links to your work reflecting your qualifications to

seniorpolicyanalyst@progressivereform.org. We will consider applications on a rolling basis until

the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged promptly. No phone calls, please.

This job announcement can also be found at https://progressivereform.org/careers/.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, please send an email request to

hiring@progressivereform.org.

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