Policy Analyst

  • 350.org
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • Mar 14, 2017
Full time Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Advocacy Communication/Public Outreach Environmental Protection Sustainability

Job Description

350.org is looking for a politically savvy analyst who will use climate science and policy research to help 350.org’s grassroots campaigns resist the fossil fuel industry’s political agenda, and expand the climate policy imagination of the American Left.

This full time position can only be performed by a candidate based in Washington DC, from home and/or the 350.org office in Dupont Circle.

About 350.org

Over the last 5 years, 350.org has grown to be one of the highest profile climate change organizations in the United States. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze political transformation around the world.

350.org campaign teams are some of the most exciting places to work in the progressive movement. We operate at the cutting edge of climate politics, from Democratic primaries to the Dakota Access Pipeline fight. We play a unique and evolving role connecting grassroots activists directly to the levers of power in Washington DC, using events ranging from civil disobedience at the White House to 400,000 person climate marches.

About the US Policy Analyst

The US Policy Analyst will help develop and lead 350.org’s political strategy in the United States. They will play a leadership role on campaign teams, identifying opportunities to block Trump-supported fossil fuel projects like Keystone XL, 80 new fracked gas pipelines, and 400 proposed fracked gas power plants.

Day-to-day work may include: meeting with our allies on Capitol Hill to discuss Indigenous-led fossil fuel infrastructure fights, writing talking points about Trump’s latest executive orders for our media team and spokespeople, or collaborating with a progressive labor union on a white paper about phasing out fossil fuels in their sector.

This role will work with 350.org and our political arm, 350 Action, to strengthen the Democratic Party’s climate positions to be in line with the latest science. Potential projects could include working with academics and thought leaders to craft bold new clean energy proposals, or arming progressive primary challengers with the policy talking points needed to oust corporate Democrats in primary elections.

Success in this role will require close day-to-day collaboration with our media team, our digital team, 350.org local group leaders, frontline community organizers, congressional staff, policy researchers, and partner organizations. The US Policy Analyst will report to 350.org’s US Policy Director.

If you have a passion for persuasion, revel in research, and believe in the power of social movements to change the world, you might just be the perfect fit.

Required Qualifications:

  • Persuasive analytical writing
  • Ability to synthesize and demystify complex information for public consumption in memos, reports, email blasts, press materials, and social media.
  • A nuanced understanding of the U.S. political landscape with an inclination to shake things up.
  • Ability to artfully build relationships with decision makers, partners, fellow 350.org staff, and our volunteer network.
  • Ability to become an expert on new issues quickly, from fracking to immigration reform.
  • A familiarity with climate change and environmental issues.
  • Experience managing projects, teams, and volunteers.
  • Ability to write and implement plans.
  • A deep-rooted desire to fight climate change
  • Experience with intersectional advocacy work on issues of race, class, and gender.
  • Creative problem solving skills, including the ability to generate fresh campaign ideas.
  • Comfort working remotely with colleagues in multiple time-zones via skype, conference calls, and other online tools.

Desired (but not required) Skills and Experiences:

  • 2-8 years of professional advocacy, research, or political experience
  • Connections to the climate movement and other progressive political spaces including volunteer and professional networks.
  • Experience working in government or on political campaigns
  • Familiarity with large-scale events or protests
  • Experience working with the press or digital mass media.
  • Experience leading social media efforts, and other digital campaigns.
  • Grassroots organizing experience
  • Fluency in Spanish

Position Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: This job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications.

Start Date: (flexible)

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Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

Salary

Compensation: competitive compensation based on experience