Senior Legislative Analyst

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: The salary range for this position if $70-$75k and is commensurate with experience.

Published

08/03/2018

Start Date

09/17/2018

Application Deadline

09/14/2018

Address

Hispanic Federation
1133 19th Street NW Suite 1035
Washington DC
DC
20036
United States

Description

Location: Washington, DC


BACKGROUND

Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF seeks to support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, the environment. With offices in New York, Washington D.C., Connecticut and Florida, and a nonprofit footprint throughout the East Coast, HF uplifts millions of Hispanic children, youth and families locally and nationally through three essential service pillars: membership services/grant making, community programs, and advocacy.


SUMMARY

Hispanic Federation (HF) is currently seeking a Senior Legislative Analyst to join our team in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include providing substantive policy analysis and recommendations in federal policy areas such as education, health, Puerto Rico, and the environment. The Senior Policy Analyst will report to the Director of National Advocacy. Hill experience or 5+ years working in legislative affairs preferred. Some of the Analyst’s responsibilities will include: 



RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Monitor, track, and evaluate federal policy initiatives and bills including collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing information from a variety of sources; 

·        Perform substantial writing, including completing issue briefs, talking points, advocacy letters, blog posts, draft op-eds, policy statements and reports;

·        Attend meetings with congressional staff, policymakers, experts, and issue stakeholders to effectively communicate HF policy priorities; 

·        Serve as an advocate and representative of HF in policy forums, coalitions, and networks increasing HF’s profile within coalitions and decision-making bodies and identify opportunities for collaboration and partnership building; 

·        Support the federal policy team's ability to track and respond to the evolving national policy context; 

·        Oversee recruitment and supervision of intern program;

·        Liase with HF communications and policy teams to assist in the development of action alerts, text campaigns, and complimentary social media advocacy plans and goals; 

·        Assist with the planning and execution of federal advocacy days;

·        Maintain work plans for all projects;

·        Maintain advocacy tracking systems, and assist in the development of new systems as needed; and 

·        Provide administrative support to the Director of National Advocacy as needed.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS



·        BA/BS degree required. Master’s Degree in public policy, political science or other relevant area preferred.

·        5+ years of professional experience in policy research, analysis, writing and engaging in federal legislative and administrative advocacy, preferably involving the Latino community.

·        Hill and/or legislative affairs experience and relationships strongly preferred.

·        Experience tracking legislation and administrative activity;

·        Ability to develop work plans, synthesize complex policy information, meet deadlines, and manage multiple policy projects, simultaneously.

·        Advanced written and oral communication skills and ability to analyze and synthesize information quickly and accurately are essential. 

·        Familiarity with federal budget process a plus.

·        Demonstrated commitment to Latino communities combined with knowledge of Latino policy issues, and strong understanding of intersectionality preferred.

  • Strong organizational and computer skills required, including Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel), and Google collaborative platforms.

·        Bilingual written and spoken (English/Spanish) a plus.

·        Ideal applicants will be able to function independently as well as part of a team, be self-starters, and work effectively with diverse stakeholders.




Benefits

Compensation includes a benefits package with medical, dental, vision and a 403 (B) retirement plan

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

careers@hispanicfederation.org

Contact:

Please submit a résumé, cover letter your interest and qualifications, and two relevant writing samples via e-mail to 


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