Policy Analyst II

Policy Analyst II

Food and Water Watch Website

The Policy Analyst II works in close coordination with the Policy Director to forward Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action policy goals at local, regional, national, and international levels. This includes engaging and coordinating external activities with policymakers, scientists, and fellow advocates, as well as internal collaboration with organizers, researchers, lawyers, and communication staff to develop and implement strategies that bolster and move legislative and administrative campaigns. Policy Analyst II will represent Food & Water Watch’s policy positions to lawmakers, administrative officials and advise the Policy Director on these strategies.

This position is a Union position covered under a contract between Food and Water Watch and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).

Location: This position is approved for remote work in the Washington, D.C. area
Compensation: $67,000 – $80,000 / Annually


  • Analyze legislation and regulations at local, state, regional, federal, and international levels and provide recommendations for FWW/FWA positions.
  • Educate Members of Congress, executive branch officials and relevant staff through coordinating and attending meetings with these individuals, developing and implementing targeted email campaigns, developing and implementing Congressional briefings, and other activities in coordination with allies and internal staff to advance FWW/FWA issues.
  • Maintain knowledge of a diverse set of issues, research products, and current events related to our climate and energy campaigns.
  • Analyze and provide clear and concise written summaries of proposed legislation/regulation at the local, federal and international levels.
  • Review and circulate recent updates on scientific and other information related to our climate and energy campaigns.
  • Respond to information requests from field staff, activists, coalition members, media, and others.
  • Assist in developing and presenting public testimony, professional presentations, and other materials.
  • Support the development of thoroughly researched and persuasively written education materials such as reports, factsheets, web text, articles, and other materials on various climate and energy campaign issues.
  • Provide quality written products, such as formal correspondence.
  • Exercise independent judgment in executing assigned projects to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Support Our Culture of Philanthropy: Demonstrate an understanding of the essential role of our members and supporters, and consistently serve as an ambassador for FWW/FWA and our work. Participate in or attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. Be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
  • Carry out other projects, as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with allies, legislative staff; a moderate degree of contact with internal FWW/FWA staff; and a low degree of contact with media and members of the public.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BS, etc.); up to 3 years of experience working on climate & energy issues or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet, and spreadsheet software; in particular have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal Skills: Maintains confidentiality; remains open to others’ ideas; exhibits willingness to try new ways of doing things.
Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.
Written Communication:  Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and has excellent grammar and proofreading skills; presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans; meets deadlines and adheres to specific timelines; tracks multiple processes to meet goals for timeliness.
Quality control: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality of own work; promotes and upholds office policies and procedures.
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; handles several projects concurrently; ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Problem-solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Judgment: Displays willingness to make timely decisions; exhibits high-level, sound, and accurate judgment.
Safety and security: Actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures; uses equipment and materials properly.
Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; provides excellent internal and external customer service.
Diversity: Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics: Treats people with respect and dignity; works with integrity and ethically upholds FWW/FWA’s mission and values.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and use their hands. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment described below is representative of what an employee may encounter while performing the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Policy Analyst II will work from home, but must be located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as they will need to make in-person visits to the Hill and to agencies, as needed.

Food & Water Watch provides an excellent benefits package for full-time employees. This includes 100% employer-paid health, dental and vision plans for staff; 403b retirement plans with employer contribution after 1 year; 12 weeks paid parental leave; 3 weeks vacation for new employees; 12 sick days and 5 personal days; paid federal holidays and winter break (December 24 – January 1).
Click here to apply. Please include as one combined document your resume, cover letter, a writing sample and three professional references to be considered. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you.
Food and Water Watch is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and other members of underrepresented groups. Food & Water Watch (FWW) is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWW, as an organization, promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations drive the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants, and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, prospective new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or request a waiver as a condition of their offer of employment.

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