Frontier Group


Policy analyst


Job description

Frontier Group policy analysts work on a range of issues, and develop expertise in a few. We write reports, op-eds and articles that insert the results of our research into the public debate. We develop training materials, fact sheets and social media ideas for advocates and organizers.

In this job you will:

  • Review and draw conclusions from recent research in environmental science, public health, economics, and other fields.
  • Do quantitative analysis of existing data sets and sometimes collect original data through interviews, surveys and collaboration with academic researchers.
  • Write clear, concise, message-driven reports.
  • Produce op-eds, social media, fact sheets and other communications to disseminate the results of our research.
  • Evaluate policy alternatives and work with advocates on the ground to develop policy principles and proposals.
  • Take part in organization-building activities including recruitment, fundraising and staff training.


We need you to have the drive, creativity and skills to take complex data and distill it into clear, powerful conclusions that are easy to communicate to decision-makers and the public. Ideally you have experience with designing analytical approaches, applying core statistical concepts and translating scientific information for a lay audience. Additionally, experience with modeling, geospatial analysis, database design, and/or the development of on-line and mobile database tools will be considered a strong plus.

Candidates must have at least two years of full-time experience in public interest advocacy, journalism, or policy analysis and development, OR an advanced degree in a relevant field plus some full-time experience in public interest advocacy, journalism, or policy analysis and development. We evaluate candidates based on writing ability, experience in political or public interest work, academic record, and reasoning and research skills. We especially look for candidates who are “quick studies,” function well under deadlines, and have demonstrated both leadership and the ability to work well as part of a team, especially in a social change-driven context. Qualified candidates must have a track record of excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects.


Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Frontier Group offers a competitive benefits package.


Boston, MA. We’re transitioning back to in-person work after working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply

Prepare a resume and cover letter and submit your application at, or use the form below. Please include a list of references in your cover letter document. If we are interested in your application after reviewing your resume and cover letter, we will send you an email asking you to submit a writing sample and complete a brief questionnaire.

Things to know when you apply

Frontier Group is part of The Public Interest Network. We’re a group of organizations working to address challenges our society can’t afford to ignore, including protecting the air and water from pollution, preserving a livable climate, transforming systems of transportation and energy, assuring a safe and abundant food system, and protecting consumers in the global marketplace.

Throughout The Public Interest Network, we believe that a clear vision, common-sense ideas, a fact-driven case for action, and the power of bringing people together are the necessary ingredients to any successful effort to solve society’s problems. We share a set of core values and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Center for Public Interest Research is an equal opportunity employer.

COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boostered. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.

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