Atlas Public Policy is looking for a highly qualified Policy Analyst to join our exciting policy tech firm. Atlas equips businesses and policymakers to make strategic, informed decisions that serve the public interest. We build analytical tools and dashboards using powerful, accessible technology, and offer expert advisory and convening services to tackle the pressing issues of the day. Our current areas of focus are electric transportation, building decarbonization, water, disinformation, and other aspects of climate policy.

A qualified person must be sharp, ambitious, passionate, and capable of adapting to the evolving demands at Atlas. This position can be based in San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC. Staff in Washington, DC currently follow a hybrid work model while staff in San Francisco work from home. For a highly qualified candidate, we would consider making the position fully remote to be based anywhere in the United States.

Atlas’s customer base is primarily in the climate policy space, including public agencies from all levels of government, leading climate advocates in the non-profit sector, and top companies working on clean energy technology. Our work includes cutting edge research and development on critical climate-related policy issues, products that equip stakeholders with actionable information on clean energy markets, and strategic advising to key leaders in the climate space.

Atlas began in 2015 and has grown with increasing demand from our core set of public interest-focused customers. We engage all our staff in internal strategy development, and believe in work-life balance, career development, and cohesive, team-oriented work.

The Work

  • Lead the writing of issue briefs, data stories, annual reports, and other written content for Atlas’s products.
  • Engage and build relationships with environmental justice organizations to inform the integration of environmental justice in Atlas workstreams.
  • Lead the development of new features and dashboards for Atlas’s products to meet the needs of the Climate Program Portal as well as EV Hub, Buildings Hub, and/or hub products from Atlas.
  • Analyze, manage, and visualize data in Excel for reports, products, and presentations.
  • Collect and validate data for Atlas’s products.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and meet with current/prospective clients and external stakeholders.
  • Manage multiple projects at once including to manage other staff where necessary.
  • Pitch in at all levels to assist staff as needed on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Follow important developments in the vehicle, buildings, water, and climate policy space to contribute to ongoing work and grow staff knowledge.

Desired Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in public policy, history, STEM, economics, other social sciences, or related field;
  • 2-3 years of work experience related to energy, water, and/or climate policy required (applicants may substitute a Master’s degree for one year of experience);
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong communication skills;
  • Comfort with or willingness to learn Microsoft 365 products;
  • Strong interest in realizing Atlas’s mission;
  • Ambitious, self-directed, but know when to pause and seek assistance;
  • Experience working in equity and/or environmental justice preferred;
  • Experience managing, analyzing, and visualizing data in Excel preferred;
  • Some comfort or familiarity with data visualization software such as Power BI or Tableau preferred;
  • Some familiarity with state or federal funding program administration preferred; and
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or other U.S. work authorization (please specify details in your application. Atlas does not offer sponsorship for permanent residency).

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: January 6, 2023

Time Commitment: Full time

Compensation: Annual salary of $75,000-$95,000 and generous benefits (health insurance, vacation, and retirement).

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to hr@atlaspolicy.com.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Atlas strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We also understand that having a staff that reflects the communities impacted by our work provides experience and knowledge that is essential to informing data-driven and equitable policy solutions. Our work, providing rigorous and nuanced analysis on electrification and other key policy challenges, requires the knowledge of environmental, economic, and historical policies and practices. Atlas is also committed to becoming a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in public policy.

Women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans and military spouses, formerly incarcerated people, religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. We consider qualified applicants regardless of any legally protected characteristics.

Reasonable accommodations can be provided at all phases of the application and employment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process, please contact hr@atlaspolicy.com.