This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong backround in ag and environmental policy. They are especially interested in folks that have direct experience with the Farm Bill.
LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY ANALYST: AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental research and advocacy organization with offices in Washington, DC, Ames, IA, and Oakland CA, seeks a Legislative and Policy Analyst to support our efforts to reform U.S. agricultural and environmental policy. The Legislative and Policy Analyst will help implement an integrated approach that combines research, communications, and government affairs with a primary focus on implementation of the U.S. 2008 farm bill and advocacy for reform when the farm bill is reauthorized in 2012. The primary objectives are to: (1) reform crop and insurance subsidies to mitigate their effect on the environment and developing countries, (2) increase funding for and the effectiveness of USDA conservation programs, and (3) ensure energy provisions encourage truly sustainable biofuels and biomass energy alternatives.
Devise and conduct research leading to newsworthy reports that shape the conversation among policymakers and the general public regarding U.S. agricultural and environmental policy.
Establish and maintain relationships with Congressional staff and political appointees of implementing and regulatory agencies to identify opportunities for EWG to influence legislative and administrative action.
Advocate and organize support for legislation and administrative initiatives that advance EWG’s objectives.
Represent EWG in coalitions and collaborations with other organizations that complement EWG’s objectives.
A strong commitment to advocacy to improve the environment, conserve natural resources, and protect human health is essential.
Experience influencing the development and implementation of federal legislative and administrative policy is essential.
Substantial familiarity with U.S. agricultural and environmental policy is essential¾a B.S. or advanced degree in the natural, agricultural, or social sciences related to the environmental implications of agricultural production a plus.
Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with EWG research, communications, and government affairs staff in a fast-paced organization with a prominent profile in agricultural and environmental policy.
Excellent communications skills, including experience with print, broadcast, and new media, and strong written and interpersonal skills.
The position in located in EWG’s Washington DC office.
Salary is commensurate with experience and expertise. EWG offers excellent health care and other benefits, including a match 403-B savings plan.
How to Apply Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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