JOB OPENING: Research and Policy Analyst

The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Research and Policy Analyst, Procurement based in our Minneapolis, MN or Washington D.C. office. 

BGA is a national partnership of America’s largest labor unions and most influential environmental organizations working to turn today’s biggest environmental challenges into our biggest economic and job-creating opportunities. Together with nearly 15 million members and supporters, we are a powerful, unified voice calling for good, family-sustaining jobs, a clean environment, and a thriving and fair American economy.

Job Summary:The Research and Policy Analyst will support policy development and research regarding Buy Clean and Building Clean initiatives focusing on procurement. This position reports to the Deputy Director, working closely with the Director of Healthy Sustainability Programs and the research team. This is a one-year position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Deputy Director and Buy Clean team to complete Buy Clean program objectives;
  • Work with Director of Healthy Sustainability Programs and Building Clean team to complete Building Clean program objectives;
  • Develop policy/materials for Building Clean and Buy Clean initiatives, including federal and state policies that incentivize the procurement of local and/or healthy materials;
  • Oversee and expand database of legislative and regulatory language in use regarding procurement of Buy Clean and Building Clean projects, coordinating with the research department:
    • Energy efficient products that include local and/or healthy product provisions;
    • Steel, concrete, iron, and glass used in construction projects
  • Develop and review public messaging and materials, to include fact sheets, white papers, reports, presentations, press and online materials;
  • Identify opportunities for joint efforts between Buy Clean and Building Clean within procurement strategies;
  • Identify procurement initiatives for Building Clean outside of affordable housing;
  • Help develop and review proposed policy initiatives and related material;
  • Strategize on outreach, education and promotion opportunities at federal, state, and local levels;
  • Exhibit a positive and respectful manner when collaborating with colleagues, partners and allies; and
  • Other duties as required.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, as well as 3-5 years of work experience.
  • Familiarity with procurement, state and federal policies, healthy and green building concepts, energy efficiency, affordable housing, hazardous chemicals, or manufacturing and other related issues preferred.
  • Knowledge of the labor and/or the environmental movement preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to adapt to new projects and tasks if grant and organizational priorities shift.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new subject matter rapidly and to demonstrate ability to explain to others.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and orientation to building collaborative structures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A deep commitment to the mission of the BlueGreen Alliance and a positive attitude with creative thinking and problem solving skills desired.

Additional Information: Salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits packagethat includes medical and dental, 401k with company match, generous vacation and holidays, and a friendly work environment. This is a one year position.

How to Apply:Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, writing sample, and three references byJuly 27, 2018, to Jennifer Bakkom‐Gatzke (jenb@bluegreenalliance.org). Pleaseinclude “Analyst” in the subject line. Position open until filled.

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

BlueGreen Alliance does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual or affectional preference, marital status, gender identity, or veteran status in the administration of employment policies, or in any other programs and activities.