Policy Analyst-Boston, MA, US
Organization: Work for Progress
Location:Boston, MA, US
Hours and Compensation: Full time. Salary will be commensurate with the amount of an applicant’s relevant experience
Application Deadline: Not mentioned.
Frontier Group policy analysts conceptualize and write compelling reports on social problems and their solutions, participate in the development of effective public policies, and disseminate our ideas and findings to decision-makers and the public.
Policy analysts work with our partners in the Public Interest Network, a family of organizations including U.S. PIRG, Environment America and their state affiliates, to develop and hone effective public policies and to disseminate our work.
Specifically, the policy analyst will:
- Review and draw conclusions from recent research in environmental science, public health, economics, and other fields.
- Conduct quantitative analysis of existing data sets and sometimes collect original data through interviews, surveys and collaboration with academic researchers.
- Evaluate policy alternatives and work with advocates on the ground to develop policy principles and specific policy proposals.
- Write clear, concise and evocative issue-based reports.
- Produce op-eds, journal articles, web tools and other communications to disseminate the results of our research.
We are looking for an individual with the drive, creativity and skills to take complex data and distill it into powerful conclusions that are easy to communicate to decision-makers and the public. Successful candidates will be adept at communicating through clear writing and graphics. Experience with modeling, geospatial analysis, database design, and/or the development of on-line and mobile database tools will be considered a strong plus.
Candidates must have at least three years of experience in public interest advocacy, journalism, or policy analysis and development, OR an advanced degree in a relevant field plus some experience in public interest advocacy, journalism, or policy analysis and development. We evaluate candidates based on their writing ability, experience in political or public interest work, academic record, and reasoning and research skills.
Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with the amount of an applicant’s relevant experience, and is consistent with community organizer salaries (i.e. a candidate with 5 years of experience may be offered $30,000-35,000). Benefits are available, as are training and opportunities for advancement.
How to apply:
Email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Elizabeth Ridlington at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised.