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Senior Analyst: Agricultural Risk Management

Senior Analyst: Agricultural Risk Management

Is Internship: 

Reports to: EWG Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Location: Ames, IA Office.

EWG seeks a Senior Analyst with particular expertise in the federal crop insurance program as well as other risk management options for agricultural producers. A master’s or doctoral-level degree in economics or closely related discipline is required. Familiarity with broader agriculture policy and commodity markets is essential. The Senior Analyst will serve as a principal researcher in our program to achieve large-scale, conservation-minded reform of the federal crop insurance program.

The Senior Analyst will also serve as EWG’s lead advocate for reform and as our liaison to the media, policy makers, NGOs, private sector officials, and agriculture and professional organizations. 

  • Economic and related analyses to critique current federal crop insurance and related risk-management programs to evaluate alternative policy options in order to develop, propose, explain, and support advocacy for reform of federal risk management programs and broader agricultural policy.
  • Produce compelling, newsworthy and policy relevant reports, speeches, fact sheets and other materials for dissemination to the media, policy community and public.
  • Interact regularly with NGOs, elected officials and agency officials on the issue of risk management and agricultural policy reform. 
  • A strong personal commitment to environmental protection and public health and to reforming agricultural policy to achieve those goals.
  • Comfortable and effective as an advocate role on issues that are often contentious and confrontational.
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with EWG research, media and fundraising staff in a fast-paced, high-pressure organization with a prominent profile in agricultural policy.
  • In-depth knowledge of federal agricultural risk management programs, functioning of commodity markets and the financial and economic characteristics of the agriculture sector.
  • Excellent computer and data analysis skills.
  • Strong writing, public speaking, and policy analysis skills.
  • Preferred: Two or more years experience in related research for corporate, academic, government or non-profit organizations.
How to Apply: 

Location: Ames, Iowa.

Compensation: Depends on experience and skills. Excellent health and dental insurance; tax-deferred 403 (b) savings plan with employer match.

Reports to: Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

To apply, send cover letter and resume directly to No phone calls please.