Researcher

Website Food & Water Watch

Fight like you live here.

The Researcher conducts analysis and develops written materials that support Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action’s (FWW/FWA) fast-paced organizing and advocacy campaigns on the most pressing food, water and climate and energy issues we face. These include local, state and federal campaigns to fight corporate consolidation of our food and water systems, ban factory farms, reject water privatization, ban fracking, and transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

 

The Researcher will report directly to the Research Director and work closely with the Research Team to produce compelling research and advocacy materials that bolster, move and win campaigns. This is a Bargaining Unit/Union Position.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

In coordination with the Research Director, and other teams as warranted, develop thoroughly researched and persuasively written education materials such as reports, factsheets, web content, articles, talking points and other materials to advance our core campaigns.
Respond to information requests from colleagues, activists, coalition members, media and others.
Monitor and maintain knowledge and circulate media coverage, academic literature and other publications over the diverse set of issues, research products, and current events related to our campaigns.
Maintain accurate records to support citation and quality standards for work product, and assist in fact-checking peers’ work.
Assist in developing public testimony, regulatory submissions, professional presentations and other materials, as requested.
Direct the work of interns, as needed.
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.
Other duties as necessary and assigned.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has proven previous experience with conducting research on food, water and/or climate issues, including longer analyses as well as fast-paced research requests.

 

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 or combination of relevant education is preferred and 0 to 5 years of relevant 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. Coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products is a plus.

Food & Water Watch 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.

Please include your resume, cover letter, writing sample and three professional references to 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. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

BENEFITS

100% employer-paid health care, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance.
Three weeks paid vacation to start and three personal days.
Food & Water Watch offices are closed for all federal holidays and an extra week at the end of December.
Paid sick days.
Paid family and medical leave.
403(b) retirement plan with annual employer contribution after the first year on staff.
Professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis

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