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Research Director

Position Title: Research Director

A member of Senior Staff, position located in Oakland, CA. Full-time, compensation commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

About Green For All:
Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green for All advocates for local, state and federal policies and funding for quality job creation, training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy.

Green for All is developing a national network to engage people from every sector of society in (1) collaborating to build a green economy that works for all by sharing innovation, best practices, and relationships to (2) advance major policy initiatives that fight both poverty and pollution at the same time.

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Position Summary:
The Research Director is directly responsible for developing and implementing the publication strategy of Green For All, including building strategic partnerships and creating a strategic research plan to advance Green For All’s agenda and win legislative victories.

Successful candidates will be values driven, self-motivated, detail oriented, resourceful, and have experience in politics, advocacy and organizing. They will be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment that requires adaptability to shifting priorities, a keen sense of urgency, and a commitment to excellence.


  • Plan, design and conduct research projects, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Write position papers, reports, briefing papers, and articles on findings of research projects.
  • Brief local, state and national policy makers and partner organizations on research findings and policy recommendations.
  • Work with partner organizations in strengthening their own research capabilities.
  • Provide research guidance to other Green For All staff members and affiliated organizations.

Other duties as needed and assigned.

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university with a degree in energy, environment, public policy, economics, urban planning, labor relations, or related field.
  • 3-5 years experience in research/advocacy in one or (preferably) more of the following policy areas: energy, environment, economic development, workforce development, and anti-poverty.
  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  • Familiarity with basic economic and demographic data sources.
  • Demonstrated writing ability for both an academic and a popular audience.
  • Ability to interface with public, and wide range of labor, community, public policy organizations and elected officials.
  • A history of developing and writing successful reports and publications.
  • Management skills and experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Availability to work long hours; be available on nights and weekends if necessary.
  • Organized and flexible.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Proven capacity to work independently and also to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team.
  • Commitment to the goals of Green For All.
  • Experience at a non-profit public policy organization is a plus.

Start Date:
As soon as possible.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, Excellent benefits package.

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter with recent salaries to [email protected]. Include “RESEARCH DIRECTOR” in subject line.

Green for All is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Green for All strives to reflect the diverse community it serves.
Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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