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East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
1714 Franklin St., Suite 325, Oakland, CA 94612 · Tel: (510) 893-7106,
Job Opening: Policy Analyst
The East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) is at the forefront
of the economic justice movement in the East Bay. We build coalitions of
labor unions, community and faith-based organizations to win strategic
policies that increase incomes for low-wage workers and empower residents
low-income communities. EBASE has led winning campaigns for economic equity
policies in several East Bay cities and at the Port of Oakland.
We are seeking a policy analyst to support our “Accountable Development”
program. The goal of the program is to ensure that new housing and
commercial development in the East Bay region results in good jobs for
region and community benefits for local stakeholders. Using research,
organizing and coalition building, we lead campaigns to win benefits such
stronger rights for workers to organize into unions, living wage jobs,
employer sponsored health insurance, first source hiring, job training
programs, affordable housing and neighborhood services such as child care.
a.. Support campaigns to win community benefits from large-scale
development projects with research and analysis.
b.. Research and write about the social and economic impacts of
large-scale development, both local and regional.
c.. Research and help develop local government policies that create
community benefits and increased opportunities for worker organizing.
d.. Advocate for policies, in coordination with EBASE staff and
partners. This could include public testimony to government officials,
lobbying and outreach to allies.
e.. Develop and give trainings to community and labor leaders on
accountable development issues.
The policy analyst is responsible directly to the Research Director and
Required Experience and Abilities
a.. Demonstrated commitment to building long-term power for low-wage
workers, immigrants and people of color (work experience, volunteer
b.. Demonstrated experience and skill in writing on policy issues.
c.. Willingness to work long hours and on some weekends.
d.. 2-3 years of research or political advocacy on public policy
e.. Masters degree in public policy, urban planning or similar program
preferred. College-level coursework in social sciences is a minimum
f.. Experience in quantitative analysis, including facility with
g.. Knowledge of local government planning, land use regulations
finance is preferred.
Salary range is $30,000 to $40,000, depending on experience. Excellent
benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance, paid time off
Send cover letter and resume to: Policy Analyst Search, EBASE, 1714 Franklin
Street, Suite 325, Oakland, CA, 94612 or email research@....
EBASE is an affirmative action employer, and strongly supports the social
goals of affirmative action. We therefore make special efforts to recruit
individuals from groups that are historically under-represented in
professional environments, or that suffer from broader societal
discrimination. The position will be open until filled.