Senior Legislative Analyst

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


POSITION: Senior Legislative Analyst                       

OPEN: Immediately

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.                                     

CLOSE: Until filled         

CONTACT: Darcy Eischens                                          

SALARY: Commensurate with experience 



UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers at the national and local levels. For 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



The Senior Legislative Analyst is responsible for leading and developing political strategies to advance UnidosUS’s goals. Responsibilities include improving the UnidosUS visibility on Capitol Hill; working with a diverse group of experts, researchers, and key policy-makers at the federal, state and local levels. The goal of this position is the implementation of legislation that results in positive outcomes on behalf of the Latino community.



•        Develop and oversee strategies to advance and implement legislative and administrative advocacy campaigns.

•        Identify opportunities for new campaigns.

•        Preparation of major written products including strategic long-term agendas and strategy memos.

•        Draft major legislative proposals and supporting campaign plans.

•        Increase the UnidosUS profile within coalitions and decision-making bodies.

•        Represent UnidosUS viewpoints at major legislative events, including Congressional/Administrative hearings, symposiums, conferences, and high-profile activities.

•        Engagement with media, targeting outlets with lenses that are focused on political or legislative developments {i.e. Roll Call).

•        Advise UnidosUS President and Executive Management on legislative issues.

•        In consultation with UnidosUS leadership and department Directors, work to identify Capitol Awards recipients.

•        File UnidosUS’s quarterly Lobbying Disclosure and bi-yearly Lobbying Contributions Reports.



•        Bachelor's degree required. Masters, in public policy or relevant area, or law degree preferred.

•        5+ years of experience engaging in federal legislative and administrative advocacy; three to five years Capitol Hill or related experience, preferred.

•        Demonstrated success in crafting and implementing national campaign strategies.

•        Excellent written and verbal communication skills that can promote discussions persuasive enough to move legislative activity in the direction of UnidosUS’s positions.

•       Substantial knowledge of the legislative process and familiarity with administrative procedures.

•       Knowledge of Latino economic, consumer finance, education or health policy and demonstrated commitment to the Latino community.

•       Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply




1126 16th St., NW, Suite 600

Washington, DC 20036


Subject Line: Senior Legislative Analyst

Attn: Darcy Eischens

No phone calls please!


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.