BlueGreen Alliance | JOB OPENING: Research & Policy Analyst, Manufacturing & Industrial

JOB OPENING: Research & Policy Analyst, Manufacturing & Industrial

The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Research & Policy Analyst in our Manufacturing & Industrial program.

BGA was formed in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club in recognition that the future of working people and the health of the environment are inextricably linked. Now, together with 13 of the nation’s largest labor unions and environmental organizations, we are fighting to protect the planet and advance racial and economic justice. The labor unions and environmental organizations of the BlueGreen Alliance reject the false choice that we must choose between good jobs and a clean environment. BGA builds a shared agenda between the labor and environmental movements on bold measures critical to advancing a future American economy that addresses climate change, protects public health, advances racial and economic justice, and creates good-paying union jobs in safe and healthy workplaces in communities across America. BGA develops policy, produces research, builds coalitions, provides education, advocates these policies at the local, state and federal level, and mobilizes working people to take action.

Job Summary: The Manufacturing & Industrial Research & Policy Analyst works primarily on research and policy analysis supporting BGA’s manufacturing and industrial policy program and policy work, including clean technology manufacturing, industrial transformation, and related issues of procurement and trade policy. This position will support a new campaign to revive, decarbonize and clean up domestic aluminum production and will work closely with the Buy Clean team focused on reducing embodied carbon and other pollutants in industrial materials through procurement policy. This position also works closely with the Research Team to help meet the other needs of BGA and BGAF initiatives and projects that have a research and data component. This position reports to the Research Director, working closely with members of other teams as needed. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct policy research and analysis, specifically in areas of industrial processes and efficiency, decarbonization pathways, emissions reductions, trade, infrastructure, procurement, and clean technology supply chains;
  • Develop materials including policy memos, briefs, white papers, reports, fact sheets, presentations, and other materials as needed;
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with BGA staff, partners, contractors, and consultants to help shape data collection to address policy questions;
  • Validate and fact check data to ensure quality and evaluate sources used to obtain data;
  • Develop and apply research methodology and identify necessary data sources;
  • Work with supervisor to set and manage priorities;
  • Work with external consultants on specific research projects, as assigned;
  • Participate actively and positively on teams and working groups, leading and sharing information with other staff;
  • Identify opportunities for professional development and ways to build your own capacity, increasing your knowledge of relevant issue areas;
  • Exhibit a positive and respectful manner when collaborating with colleagues, partners and allies; and 
  • Other duties as required.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 3 – 5 years experience in policy research and/or analysis;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Process oriented, strong attention to detail, familiarity with testing and data quality;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, writing experience;
  • Self-starting, highly motivated, able to follow directions, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and see discrete projects through to completion;
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team, strong interpersonal skills;
  • Willingness to continually learn new skills and tools, comfortable asking questions and collaboratively determining a good way to do a research project;
  • Experience or familiarity with industrial, trade, or decarbonization policy research and data sources;
  • Strong commitment to economic, racial, and environmental justice; and
  • 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 range $55,000 to $75,000; generous benefits package that includes medical and dental, 401k with company match, generous vacation and holidays, and a friendly work environment. This is a union represented position, represented by USW Local 2002. 

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Jennifer Bakkom‐Gatzke (jenb@bluegreenalliance.org). Please include your location, salary requirements, and where you saw the posting and write “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 orientation, marital status, gender identity, or veteran status in the administration of employment policies, or in any other programs and activities