The Utah Rivers Council is looking for a highly organized research and policy analyst to help support our water policy initiatives and water advocacy work. The water research and policy advocate will help lead our research on water conservation, water supply and water demand issues by studying an array of written documents, online resources and other publications. The water research and policy advocate must also be able to summarize his/her findings in a compelling written format for a general audience.
We are looking for an individual who works well independently or as part of a group and is self-directed and well organized. Knowledge of basic data analysis is necessary as are strong writing skills to convey at-times complicated subjects into easy to understand tutorials or explanations. A background in water is preferred.
This position is a temporary, 900 hour position with flexible scheduling available for either full-time or part time employment, provided the work can be performed during standard business hours. Additional/permanent employment may be possible depending upon funding and performance.
The ideal applicant has an analytical mind, an understanding of Utah water policy or water conservation, good research skills and strong writing skills. A background with nonprofit organizations is a plus and a strong work ethic is essential. Compensation is dependent upon experience.
Candidates should demonstrate in their application materials that they have a basic working knowledge of some of the many environmental and natural resource challenges facing the American West including but not limited to climate change, water availability, habitat loss, energy policy, species extinction or some other area of environmental or conservation expertise. We encourage you to visit our website to ensure familiarity and alignment with our organization’s mission before applying. Compensation is dependent upon experience.
The Utah Rivers Council is a grassroots water advocacy organization that represents the entire economic and political spectrum in our work to implement a sustainable water future in Utah. We strive to maintain a fun, informal work environment where progress and accomplishment are measured by real success. Balance and time off are a regular part of our work. Our website has additional information about our work and can be accessed at utahrivers.org. The position will remain open until filled.
To apply send resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to: Utah Rivers Council, 1055 East 2100 South, Suite 201, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 or to [email protected] Please no phone calls.