California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA) unites Waterkeeper organizations statewide to fight for swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waters for all Californians. CCKA and Waterkeepers work together to develop, implement, and defend freshwater and ocean policies for the benefit of California’s communities and ecosystems. CCKA is a proud member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international network of water advocates with more than 300 organizations.
Sacramento, CA – California Coastkeeper Alliance seeks a dynamic policy advocate to represent Waterkeepers in state agency and legislative forums. The Policy Analyst/Policy Manager (depending on experience) will work with the Executive Director and legal staff to track, analyze, and comment on legislation, policies, permits, regulations, and funding measures of importance to locally based Waterkeepers. This will include work to develop strategies and reforms to address key threats to California coastal areas, bays, and rivers, such as protecting public trust resources and instream flows from over pumping, diversions, and groundwater extraction; agricultural and stormwater runoff; trash pollution; ocean desalination facilities; safe and affordable drinking water; wasteful water use; and ensuring all polluters are held accountable, particularly in underserved communities that are disproportionately impacted by pollution. The Policy Analyst/Policy Manager will primarily operate out of Sacramento, working remotely and in the office (hybrid schedule dependent on COVID-19) with occasional travel throughout California. The Policy Analyst/Policy Manager should be a self-starter, who is productive working with a remote team and juggling numerous projects and issues.