Western States Policy Advocate

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Union of Concerned Scientists
Philatelic, California, US
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Clean Transportation/Climate & Energy

Union of Concerned Scientists

Oakland, CA

The Position

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit that uses science to protect our health, safety, and environment. We are scientists, engineers, economists, activists, and everyday people who develop and advocate for innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet's most pressing problems-from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.

How do equitable, science-based solutions for the climate crisis find their way from idea to implementation? With your help, as a Western States Policy Advocate at UCS. Your focus will be on the Western states we've identified as policy leaders, where you'll work to promote smart policies that reduce transportation emissions, promote clean electricity, and slow global warming. One of your first assignments will be to make a case for electric trucks as freight vehicles, to help reduce pollution that harms communities near highways and ports. As a policy advocate, you will be responsible for leading UCS advocacy on legislation and regulations, as you build strong working relationships with partner organizations and coalitions. You'll have the chance to work closely with the UCS team of scientists, analysts, organizers, and communications experts, while also working independently to advance our agenda in key states.



Advocate in state-based legislative and regulatory forums to support equitable policy solutions on clean transportation, clean energy, and climate change.

Establish and maintain strong working relationships with important stakeholders and allied organizations.

Help bring UCS scientific expertise to decisionmakers, to influence policy design.

Track relevant legislation, hearings, and activities in designated states

Maintain working knowledge of policy issues and political developments.

Develop advocacy materials such as fact sheets and policy briefs.

Support broader campaign activities to maximize the impact of UCS advocacy.

Support UCS internal efforts to create an anti-racist and inclusive work environment.

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