Job Title: Federal Transportation Policy Analyst
Position reports to: Director, Climate and Energy Project
Position Location: Washington, DC
Friends of the Earth U.S. and our network of grassroots groups in 77 countries are fighting to defend the environment and create a more healthy and just world. We're hard-hitting, progressive environmental advocates who pull no punches and speak truth to power. It's an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that have protected our planet and its people.
In accomplishing our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world values people and the environment.
Friends of the Earth has offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco.
Friends of the Earth is seeking an experienced, energetic candidate to join Friends of the Earth as our Federal Transportation Policy Analyst. This person will design and implement Friends of the Earth’s ongoing, multi-year campaign to reform federal transportation policy.
This effort is primarily focused on reducing global warming impacts from transportation by ensuring federal support for more environmentally and economically sustainable transportation options as alternatives to the automobile. This includes rethinking the transportation planning process with an emphasis on greenhouse gas reduction, reconsidering ineffective federal transportation spending programs, and securing greater federal support for mass transit, passenger rail, and smart growth development.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about transport issues, have experience in policy development and analysis, strategic planning organizing, and advocacy. He or she will be detail-oriented and organized, with a track record of success in developing/influencing public policy, running campaigns, and/or convening and coordinating a broad array of organizations to work for policy change.
This person will work with Friends of the Earth’s Climate and Energy team.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Requirements and Special Knowledge
This position requires two to five years of experience in policy advocacy addressing energy, climate change, or transportation issues, as well as a strong interest in transportation infrastructure and land use planning/development policy. Previous experience in transportation issues at the federal or state level and knowledge of climate change policy are preferred.
The ideal candidate will have a strategic approach to both policy and politics, and a desire to have a major impact on federal policy debates through hard-hitting advocacy. The successful candidate will have the ability to balance and successfully complete a wide range of campaign activities including advocacy, convening/organizing, policy development, and research, as well as the ability to manage interns, oversee consultants, and coordinate media, development, and legislative staff. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, sick leave, and an employee contribution-based retirement plan.
E-mail cover letter, resume and short writing sample to email@example.com with the subject heading “Federal Transportation Policy Analyst.” No mail applications or phone calls. Position will remain open until filled.
Friends of the Earth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.