Council Oak is a small, public policy consulting firm that focuses on natural resources, environmental and infrastructure topics. Headquartered in Falls Church, VA, Council Oak specializes in assisting government agencies make scientifically-informed decisions, communicate program requirements and benefits, meaningfully engage stakeholders, and design programs and governance to efficiently and effectively administer programs. Council Oak staff includes expert neutral facilitators and collaboration specialists, public policy analysts, communications professionals, and program evaluators.
- Masters’ degree in relevant discipline such as public policy, natural resources management, or environmental science/engineering.
- Prior work experience related to public policy, specifically in the areas of natural resources, water resources, levee/dam safety, emergency management and/or community planning. Consulting experience is a plus.
- Excellent analytical, writing, and editing skills. This could include journalistic writing or technical writing.
- Excellent organizational skills and an ability to pay close attention to detail.
- Familiarity with facilitated meetings, collaborative processesand consensus building techniques.
- Understanding and comfort with scientific and engineering topics and issues.
- Ability to balance several project and deadlines simultaneously while managing and tracking activities and deadlines.
- Ability to work as part of a team and have the self-motivation, self-discipline, and capacity to work with little supervision or structure.
- Serve as a member of facilitation, policy analysis, and communication teams. Activities include, but are not limited to, taking notes at meetings, writing meeting summaries; developing agendas; conducting interviews with stakeholders; and drafting white papers, reports, and assorted communication and outreach products. Work directly with governmental clients.
- Work with organizational teams and partners to conduct research, analyze comments received from stakeholders, develop conceptual papers, and write proposals.
- Manage logistics for meetings, including polling teams for meeting dates, reserving venues, and communicating with participants.
This is a full-time position based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Some flexibility in working hours. Some travel required. Council Oak is a virtual company. Employees must maintain a home office that is productive and allows for professional demeanor.
Benefits, retirement plan, paid vacation. Equal opportunity employer.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
If you are interested in this position, please send resume and writing sample to Linda Manning, President, Council Oak at .