Policy Analyst, Domestic Climate
Associate Director, Domestic Climate
Staff reporting to this position:
Energy and Environment
Exempt, full time; Union - Level 4
Hybrid (on-site two days per week, Washington, D.C., office)
American Progress has an immediate opening in its Energy and Environment department for a Policy Analyst on the Domestic Climate team. This position will focus on maximizing the benefits from climate and clean energy incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, analyzing clean energy and fossil fuel markets, advocating for strong Clean Air Act regulations, and ensuring a just transition for communities.
The ideal candidate will be a team player with strong writing and project management skills; an attention to detail; a commitment to addressing climate change and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in climate and energy policy; and a willingness to work on a wide range of policy issues. The position will report to senior leadership on the Domestic Climate team.
This role will be driven by American Progress’ mission to improve the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country. The Policy Analyst will be part of a dynamic department that supports work across American Progress’ five crosscutting priorities:
- Building an economy for all
- Restoring social trust in democracy
- Advancing racial equity and justice
- Tackling climate change and environmental injustice
- Strengthening health
- Develop and execute research and data analysis.
- Engage with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance policy priorities.
- Develop, implement, and manage the production and distribution of a variety of written products such as reports, issue briefs, columns, and op-eds that advance the Domestic Climate team’s work and translate research findings for a broader audience, as well as memorandums for internal audiences.
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative research; analyze pending state and federal legislative proposals, administrative policies, and regulatory changes.
- Elicit and provide feedback on written products.
- Collaborate with other American Progress policy teams as appropriate, including identifying crosscutting issues and projects.
- Engage in rapid responses to policy developments as needed, including drafting articles, op-eds, blog posts, and social media posts and shareables.
- Provide research support for members of the Energy and Environment department.
- Assist in the coordination and planning of meetings and events, and issue-based coalition work, as needed.
- Represent American Progress in external meetings such as with Capitol Hill staff, diverse coalition partners, and media contacts to advance the organization’s work.
- Develop and maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements and qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
- At least one year of professional experience in energy and/or climate policy or a related field, or a master’s degree, is required. Education, internships, activist roles, and volunteer experience may all be taken into account.
- Understanding of how environmental and climate issues intersect with racism and economic and social inequality and a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
- Ability to innovate and work across issue domains.
- Knowledge of energy and/or climate issues and the legislative and administrative policymaking process.
- Research and analytical skills, including an attention to detail.
- Quantitative skills such as the ability to work with large datasets and understand graphs and charts.
- Proficient written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate policy matters to a nonpolicy audience.
- Ability to independently plan, prioritize, allocate time, balance projects, and coordinate with internal and external partners.
- Ability to independently manage projects from conception to completion.
- Ability to work under and meet deadlines in a team setting.
- Commitment to treating all partners with courtesy and respecting those of different cultural backgrounds.
- Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals, particularly progressive values such as environmental and social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Please include short responses to the following questions in the application:
- In a few sentences, please describe your experience in research and data analysis.
- In a few sentences, what unique qualities or perspectives would you bring to this position?
American Progress offers a full and competitive benefits package. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70 and has a minimum salary of $61,000.
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Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
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