The Policy Analyst works closely with the Policy Director and organizing staff to support advocacy campaigns through policy research, strategic advice, legislative monitoring, and some direct lobbying of decision makers. The job evolves over time to take advantage of changing opportunities for environmental progress. Most work takes place at the state level, including tracking legislation, creating advocacy materials, keeping affiliates informed of opportunities and threats, and preparing public comments on key rule proposals and bills. Occasionally the work addresses federal or local issues. At all times, the Policy Analyst helps position the NC Conservation Network as an advocacy group that emphasizes teamwork with affiliates and a strategic approach to North Carolina’s environmental challenges. The Policy Analyst works under the direct supervision of the NC Conservation Network’s Policy Director.
Critical Job Skills / Experience
JD, or MS/MA in environmental or public policy
Substantive knowledge of environmental issues
2 years governmental / legislative experience
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong writing skills
Experience or close knowledge of North Carolina politics
Experience working with grassroots and state level organizations
Salary commensurate with experience and includes a full benefits package. NC Conservation Network is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample by August 31, 2012. The cover letter can be addressed to Grady McCallie, Policy Director, NC Conservation Network. Please send the email to grady[at]ncconservationnetwork.org with the subject Attn: Policy Analyst Position.