Policy Analyst on Climate Justice - Center for Progressive Reform

Opportunity Type: Job

California leads the nation in implementing a wide range of “climate justice” initiatives as part of its multifaceted climate strategy. We are seeking a policy analyst to investigate how California’s climate justice programs have functioned in practice, considering, in particular, its participatory structures and the efficacy of the state’s governance approach. The goal of the research project is to improve environmental justice governance in California and to provide essential intelligence to states hoping to achieve similar equity goals, as well as to federal policymakers exploring new administrative and legislative possibilities.


  • At least 3 years’ experience in public policy research and/or advocacy
  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (i.e., law, public policy, public health, etc.)

The salary range for this position is $64,000 to $74,000 per year, commensurate with experience.  CPR contributes to the cost of health and dental insurance, including employee dependents. Premiums are deducted from employee paychecks on a pre-tax basis. Full-time employees may participate in a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic 2 percent contributions from CPR. CPR offers generous vacation, holiday, personal, parental, and sick leave.  

The position is based in the state of California. CPR operates in a virtual work environment with monthly in-person staff meetings (post-COVID). Employees work 40 hours per week, normally Monday through Friday, with flexibility to accommodate other life commitments. The candidate will need reasonable flexibility to accommodate schedules based on East Coast time zones. The candidate can expect periodic travel (one-two days per month).  

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, references, brief writing sample, and links to your work reflecting your qualifications to climatejustice at progressivereform.org. We will consider applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged promptly. No phone calls please.  

Start Date: July 1, 2021, or when position is filled.