Timing: July 1, 2021 for one year; renewable
Location: California (virtual office)
The Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) is seeking an energetic, organized, and dedicated researcher to join our staff as a Climate Justice Policy Analyst (California). We welcome candidates with a deep commitment to progressive environmental and economic policies designed to address racial inequities.
California leads the nation in implementing a wide range of “climate justice” initiatives as part of its multi-faceted climate strategy. We are seeking a policy analyst to investigate how California’s climate justice programs have functioned in practice, considering, in particular, their participatory structures and the efficacy of the state’s governance approach.
The goal of the research project is to improve environmental justice governance in California and to provide essential intelligence to states hoping to achieve similar equity goals and federal policymakers exploring new administrative and legislative possibilities. Based on our project research, we will evaluate and propose a range of policies and resources. We will communicate our findings and proposals to a wide range of stakeholders, including BIPOC-led organizations, academics, advocates, and state and federal policymakers. The project will be designed to help all of these stakeholders advance effective measures capable of achieving their goals.
CPR is a national nonprofit organization that protects and strengthens policies for environmental health, climate justice and worker justice. Through research and advocacy, our network of more than 60 acclaimed scholars and professional staff seek to influence policymakers on a range of policy and good governance issues.
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, weighing in on regulatory proposals, working with the media, collaborating with like-minded organizations, and helping the public engage with the policy process.
CPR is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Visit our website to read our commitment, which we expect all staff to further.
The Climate Justice Policy Analyst will have primary responsibility for the overall coordination of the California Climate Justice research project and will serve as the primary researcher and analyst. The Climate Justice Policy Analyst will work closely with several CPR Member Scholars with expertise in climate justice policy. The Member Scholars will provide guidance and feedback on the California Climate Justice project, and the Analyst will help promote the Scholars’ climate justice research.
Specifically, the Climate Justice Analyst’s work will include the following:
Research, writing, and analysis
Collaboration with others
Organization and team-building
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Salary: The salary range for this position is $64,000 to $74,000 per year, commensurate with experience.
Benefits: CPR 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 CPR. CPR offers generous vacation, holiday, personal, parental, and sick leave.
Location and work environment: The position is based in the state of California. CPR operates in a virtual work environment with monthly in-person staff meetings (post-COVID). Employees work 40 hours per week, normally Monday through Friday, with flexibility to accommodate other life commitments. The candidate will need reasonable flexibility to accommodate schedules based on East Coast time zones. The candidate can expect periodic travel (one-two days per month).
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, references, brief writing sample, and links to your work reflecting your qualifications to climatejustice at 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.
Start Date: July 1, 2021, or when position is filled.
The Center for Progressive Reform is committed to equal opportunity in employment and promotion 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.