Research and Policy Analyst

  • Earthjustice
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sep 09, 2018
Full time Advocacy and Policy Air Quality Climate Change/ Resiliency Environmental & Energy Law Research Water Quality

Job Description

The Research and Policy Analyst will support litigation and advocacy efforts throughout the California Regional office, and focus to expand our work to challenge new fossil fuel infrastructure, support communities in protecting their health from polluting facilities, and advance clean energy advocacy in the Gulf states, including Louisiana and Texas. The Research and Policy Analyst develops research and analysis, drafts technical documents, develops and nurtures partnerships, and represents Earthjustice in advocacy with decision makers. 

The position will be based in our San Francisco office with frequent travel to Texas and Louisiana.


  • Conduct factual and technical research, provide analysis, draft documents and produce multi-media materials to help develop new cases and support all stages of litigation.
  • Review and interpret regulations, environmental planning documents, technical support documents and other factual and technical information to support legal strategies.
  • Outreach to potential client groups and cultivate allies, partnerships and coalitions.
  • Develop relationships with regional, state, and federal agencies and engage in advocacy to promote programmatic priorities.
  • Develop advocacy materials, such as fact sheets, letters, action alerts, blogs, and other educational materials for affiliated coalitions and the public.
  • Perform policy and legislative analysis.
  • Coordinate briefings, seminars, and informational sessions with partners.
  • Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice on assigned issues.
  • Participate in committee groups, attend conferences, and track political and regulatory developments to support client coalitions.
  • Monitor developments, attend agency hearings and prepare and present comments to support administrative advocacy.
  • Collaborate with other regional office and program staff working on energy-related matters.
  • Collaborate with lawyers, the Communications, Development, and Policy, Advocacy & Legislation Departments on assigned issues.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred), preferably in Natural or Applied Sciences.
  • Familiarity with environmental issues including land use, toxics, water, air, and climate change-related issues.
  • Familiarity with administrative processes.
  • Ability to grasp scientific issues quickly and transfer this knowledge to attorneys.
  • Ability to “translate” technical concepts for partners and communities.
  • Excellent research, analytical, written and oral advocacy skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks and deadlines.
  • Strong initiative, work ethic and creativity.
  • Understanding of environmental justice and ability to partner with community-based organizations.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and ARC GIS.
  • Ability and willingness to travel for meetings, public hearings, court hearings and presentations.
  • Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
  • Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
  • Commitment to contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 

We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 


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