Policy Analyst #1 or #2

16 May, 2023


Policy Analyst #1 or #2

Californians Against Waste
Sacramento, CA


$50,000 to $72,000 per year

Responsibilities: The Policy Analyst will work with the Director of Advocacy and Executive Director on legislative priorities. The Analyst will have the opportunity to work both individually and as part of a team on specific projects including the development and implementation of a legislative campaign in support of waste prevention, plastic pollution and recycling bills in the state legislature. Duties include:

· Research and analysis to support policy development

· Advocating before the State Legislature, at regulatory hearings, and stakeholder meetings

· Drafting position letters, public testimony, fact sheets and policy papers

· Representing CAW in various coalitions, professional conferences, and public engagement events

· Working with the CAW team on communication and development needs


Qualifications: Successful candidates will be self-motivated, public-interest minded, organized, and detail-oriented with good humor necessary among staff in a small office. Other qualifications include:

· Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

· Some familiarity with California legislative and regulatory landscape and process

· BA/BS degree in environmental studies, public policy, or a related field; knowledge of waste reduction or the legislative process is a plus

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and online research tools is necessary

· Comfort with public speaking and engaging with diverse audiences

· Experience working in fast-paced environment

· Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities is essential

· Knowledge of California environmental and public policy is preferred

· Environmental commitment is a must


Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, $40-50,000 and $60-72,000 annually. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time.

Contact: E-mail resume, cover letter and 1-3 pages of writing sample to Lanh Nguyen (nguyen@cawrecycles.org)

CAW is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity for all its positions.

Job posted: 2023-05-16