UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization—a leading think tank focused on issues relevant to the Latino community. Through our unique combination of research, advocacy, programs, and a national network of nearly 300 community-based affiliate organizations across the country, we work to protect civil rights, expand economic opportunity, ensure equitable access to quality education, improve access to healthcare, advocate for nondiscriminatory immigration policies, amplify the voices of Latino youth, and ensure that all eligible voters can cast their ballots with confidence. Since our founding in 1968, we have contributed to a stronger America by elevating the voice of Latinos and defending and advancing our community’s concerns.
As Senior Policy Analyst for the Economic Policy Project in our Policy and Advocacy Component, you will join a team of more than 30 talented people who each bring unique expertise in a range of policy areas. We have multiple openings and are looking for someone with expertise in any of these areas: tax, retirement, workforce, housing, or labor.
In this role, you will identify promising ideas, particularly in the areas of either banking/lending and consumer protection or wages/working conditions and tax provisions. Working with colleagues to plan and conduct rapid-response and long-term analyses of data, programs, and emerging issues, you will write policy papers, issue briefs, and congressional testimony in a variety of lengths and formats for diverse audiences. You will also be responsible for convening an effective network of civil rights organizations, community leaders, researchers, and policymakers to effectively frame a federal economic policy agenda that invests in the future and targets policy solutions to the most vulnerable in our society. Success in this role flows from your collaboration with colleagues in multiple internal disciplines, including Communications, Civic Engagement, Legislative Affairs, and the Policy Analysis Center.
Responsibilities of the Senior Economic Policy Analyst
Develop and execute a project plan and agenda for evaluating and analyzing relevant economic policies that affect the Latino community.
Analyze emerging public policy issues and trends and produce UnidosUS policy publications including issue briefs, white papers, conference papers, presentations, and testimony using primary and secondary research sources.
Serve as UnidosUS’s institutional expert on select economic policy issues with a focus on either policy solutions related to reforming banking and lending policies and consumer protection or supporting efforts to raise wages, improve working conditions for Latinos, and defend expanding tax provisions that benefit Latino working families.
Represent UnidosUS in high-visibility forums, including meetings with congressional staff, policymakers, issue experts and stakeholders, national conferences, and the media.
Lead and participate in coalitions of experts and advocates on select economic policy issues.
Provide strategic recommendations, as appropriate, to UnidosUS leadership, including the organization’s cabinet and the President and CEO.
Qualifications of the Senior Economic Policy Analyst
Bachelor’s degree in economics or related; graduate degree in public policy preferred (including coursework in economics and quantitative data analysis).
Five or more years of policy experience required, including in-depth knowledge of policy analysis with a demonstrated ability to analyze and develop new policy. Experience working in or around Capitol Hill or in a think tank/advocacy organization is ideal.
Expertise in subjects related to either tax and retirement or workforce and labor issues. (Affordable housing experience is a plus.)
Ability to conduct community outreach and convene groups.
Attributes of the Senior Economic Policy Analyst
Clear communicator. You have concise, accurate, and effective written communication skills. You are articulate and persuasive, able to deliver critical and complex information to a variety of audiences in a credible and presentable way.
Curious. You like to learn new things, enjoy researching just about anything, and have a natural curiosity. You notice trends and ask why. You ask questions, listen, and learn.
Data-driven. You are comfortable with the data. Great policy requires more than big-picture ideas—it requires solid analysis, and you are willing to do the rigorous analytical work that’s required.
Self-assured. Colleagues respect you for your knowledge and your ability to communicate in a clear and defined manner.
What’s Attractive to the Right Senior Economic Policy Analyst Candidate?
Your work will support significant advancements in our nation’s policies across a wide range of issue areas. You will hear our work quoted by political candidates and major press publications.
We are strategically flexible, giving you the ability to work on issues that have momentum and to create momentum for important issues. You will have opportunities to do fulfilling work, interacting directly with the community.
Generally, when we’re not addressing major crises, you can enjoy a positive quality of life with real work-life balance.
You will be part of a passionate organization with a deeply devoted staff that is extremely focused and intent on creating long-term value. Your colleagues are professional and committed to their work, and respectful and responsive to each other.
At UnidosUS, you will help us build a society where all of us—no matter what we look like, how we pray, where we come from, who our parents are, or how our sexuality is expressed—can live, worship, work, and pursue happiness together as equals.
We offer a comprehensive package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending, short-term and long-term disability, 401k with a match, and more.
To Apply for the Senior Economic Policy Analyst position:
Simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at email@example.com with “UnidosUS - Senior Economic Policy Analyst #2019-2498 ASAE" as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.
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Internally this position title is Senior Policy Analyst, Economic Policy Project.