Since 1993, the Environmental Working Group has shined a spotlight on outdated legislation, harmful agricultural practices and industry loopholes that pose a risk to our health and the health of our environment.
Whether it’s on Capitol Hill or in communities across America, we make our voices heard, changing the debate over environmental health and putting the most important people – you and your family – at the center of the conversation.
Our Minneapolis team employs cutting edge geospatial and data analysis to help shape policies and programs in the public and private sector to achieve a healthy environment for people, with a particular focus on sustainable agriculture.
The GIS Analyst will work in close collaboration with our Midwest team of researchers and analysts as well as our communications and government affairs experts to support EWG’s work to improve environmental health. The GIS Analyst will secure, manage, map and analyze data to support EWG research projects with a particular focus on the effect of agricultural land use and management on water, air and environmental health.
- Lead the production of on-the-fly maps and other data visualizations for the Midwest Office and other departments within EWG.
- Apply remote sensing methodologies to find out what’s on the landscape in agricultural areas, such as the Midwest.
- Develop, deploy and maintain geospatial scripts, models and other processes.
- Analyze and manipulate geospatial data, with a focus on agriculture.
- Automate analytical processes and data collection to complete complex tasks.
- Optimize project data, analysis, and outputs for easy retrieval and storage.
- Write methodologies of analysis processes, and public-facing reports summarizing analysis results and policy implications.
- Communicate analysis findings and policy implications with the news media and other stakeholders.
- Collaborate with other EWG departments to develop and manage various products and projects.
- Support EWG’s advocacy goals with ongoing and new research.
- Stay informed on current agricultural environmental and public health issues and agricultural policy developments.