Timing: Begins on or around July 1, 2021
Location: Washington, DC, metropolitan area (preferred)
The Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) is seeking an energetic, organized, and dedicated researcher and advocate to join our staff as a Senior Policy Analyst on Worker Justice. We are looking for candidates who have a deep commitment to inclusive and progressive environmental and economic policies that address historic and contemporary inequities.
CPR’s Worker Justice program seeks to uphold and expand the rights of workers, strengthen workplace protections (including safety and health), and deepen opportunities for workers. Through research, advocacy, and collaboration, CPR seeks to influence the lawmaking process, policy development, agency effectiveness, and rulemaking procedures to serve justice, workers, and the broader public.
Protecting and expanding the rights of workers---including safety and health---is the anchor of our work. Workers’ rights are compromised by constraints to collective bargaining, exclusive definitions of employees and limits to private right of action---and these must be reversed. Our work is being strengthened through a greater focus on racial equity and just transitions in a climate-altered environment. Serving as a policy resource for frontline community advocates is an emerging priority for CPR.
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 all staff work to further.
The Senior Policy Analyst reports to the Executive Director and will work collaboratively with CPR Member Scholars, drawing on their expertise and promoting their public messaging in furtherance of CPR’s goals.
Specifically, the Senior Policy Analyst’s work will include the following:
Research, writing, and analysis
Advocacy and collaboration
Organization and team-building
Salary: The salary range for this position is $74,000 to $84,000 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. We also have a health care flexible spending account (FSA) option. 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 greater Washington, DC area, though other locations will be considered. 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 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 workerjustice 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