RePowerLA Research and Policy Analyst

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Entry Level (0-2 Years)


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Founded in 1993, LAANE is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy, and coalition convening, LAANE promotes an economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment. Our work has included raising the minimum wage in 5 L.A. cities, greening our waste and recycling system, and creating good, green jobs at LADWP. For more information about our work, visit

Campaign Description:  LAANE is currently seeking a full-time Research and Policy Analyst for our RePower LA campaign. RePower LA is an equity-jobs coalition proposing solutions to put Angelenos to work in good green jobs and turn the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) into a greener, more modern utility. Since 2011, we have won programs and policies at LADWP to ensure that our utility’s investment in updating infrastructure and clean energy leads to the creation of good union jobs and that low-income communities of color benefit from energy efficiency programs that save money on utility bills.

Position Responsibilities:  Under the supervision of the Campaign Director, the Research and Policy Analyst will contribute to campaign goals through research into varied areas related to equity and green jobs at LADWP, potentially including: public employment and the civil service process; technological aspects of water and power delivery; creating new pathways to employment for low-income communities of color. The Policy Analyst will create research memos, reports, and fact sheets that inform campaign strategy, using a combination of government and union data sources, interviews, and public documents. They will represent RePower LA at various coalitions. The Policy Analyst will connect policy research work with RePower LA’s organizing and communications staff. Reliable transportation is required.


  • Experience and desire to work in advocacy/campaign based research settings: Candidate should have 2-5+ years experience in community or labor campaign research and/or a graduate degree in public policy, urban planning, or a related field. Also, strong written communication skills, report writing, familiarity with Westlaw (or similar) and Excel, and quantitative analysis skills. Comfort and flexibility with working on several research projects simultaneously. Willingness to work long hours and weekends when necessary. 
  • Familiarity with climate investment initiatives and clean/renewable energy.
  • Social justice: A strong commitment to racial and economic justice.
  • Working as a leader within a team: Ability to work independently and collectively within a team, possession of strong interpersonal communication skills and emotional intelligence.

Terms of employment:  LAANE’s salary and benefit standards are competitive, with a salary range of $48,000-60,000, depending on experience. Full family health benefits, 401(k), generous time off, TAP card pass, and parking. Friendly, team-oriented working environment.  

Application Process: This position is available immediately. Email cover letter and resume to . Please put “Repower LA Policy Analyst” in the subject line of the email.  No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements won’t receive a response.