Job Details
Main Office - Washington, DC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$45,000.00 - $61,200.00
Nonprofit - Social Services

Food & Water Watch is working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come—a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.

The Researcher develops research products and written materials that support Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Actions’ (FWW/FWA) fast-paced organizing and advocacy campaigns for water, food and sustainable agricultural, and climate and energy. The Researcher conducts research that supports local, state and federal climate and energy campaigns, including those that seek to ban fracking, shut down power plants, pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and move off of fossil fuels and onto 100% renewable energy. The Researcher will also be expected to provide research support for our food, water, and sustainable agriculture policy issues. The Researcher is creative and driven to produce compelling research and advocacy materials that bolster, move and win campaigns. This is a Bargaining Unit/Union Position.



  1.  In coordination with the research director, director of advocacy, climate and energy director, organizers, communications team and policy staff, develop thoroughly researched and persuasively written education materials such as reports, factsheets, issue briefs, web content, articles and other materials to advance various issue campaigns.
  2. Assist in developing public testimony, regulatory submissions, professional presentations and other materials.
  3. Respond to information requests from colleagues, activists, coalition members, media, and others.
  4. Monitor and maintain knowledge and circulate media coverage, academic literature and other publications over the diverse set of issues, research products, and current events related to our campaigns.
  5. Review and circulate recent updates to scientific information related to our campaigns.
  6. Maintain accurate records to support citation and quality standards for work product.
  7. Review and circulate recent updates to scientific information related to our campaigns.
  8. Other duties as necessary and assigned.
  9. Support Our Culture of Philanthropy: Demonstrate an understanding of the essential role of our members and supporters, and consistently serve as an ambassador for FWW/FWA and our work. Participate in or attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. Be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with the research director and other researchers; a moderate degree of contact with other staff; and a low degree of contact with non FWW/FWA staff.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                                                                                                        

Education/Experience: College degree required.

Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software; in particular have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.