The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our organization is comprised of projects that provide in-depth expertise on seven major policy areas. Our staff of researchers, community educators, litigators, public policy advocates, and communications specialists use our unique five-strategy approach to improve the lives of North Carolinians with low to moderate incomes.
The Budget and Tax Center (BTC), a project of the NC Justice Center, is the state’s leading source for information on how fiscal and economic policies shape the opportunities available to working families. Because of its long-standing reputation for credible analysis and well-researched proposals, a wide range of organizations and leaders turn to the BTC for leadership in setting the NC policy agenda. The BTC informs and affects public policy decisions by producing credible and timely reports and providing expert guidance to the media, advocates, policy makers, and the public.
The Budget and Tax center is seeking a full-time, temporary (expected duration of 12 months) Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst works to document and analyze economic conditions in North Carolina with an eye to policy solutions that can support low-income North Carolinians and communities of color in the state. This position will work on a program to support community economic development activities in low-income communities across the state that include the design of policy, investment and programmatic efforts to advance a more equitable economy. The Analyst will monitor measures of the level of equity and inclusiveness in local areas’ economy, engagement with communities of color with existing policies and programs designed to advance community economic development. In particular, the Analyst will work on research questions related to public contracting and engagement of local business, affordable housing development and the mismatch of jobs and opportunities, hiring practices, and engagement of workers of color among others. The Analyst is responsible for researching and writing policy briefs and reports, conducting outreach and community education through mass-media, new media, and presentations and supporting staff allies and Legal Aid partners working particularly in the Eastern part of the state.
The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or city and regional planning, with a focus on domestic social, economic, education, and/or anti-poverty policy; two or more years of professional experience analyzing economic and fiscal policy issues with the goal of promoting public policy decisions that address the needs of low-income communities; familiarity with state legislative and budgeting processes; ability to find, gather and synthesize data and information from a diverse variety of qualitative and quantitative sources; excellent quantitative analysis skills, including advanced competency in Excel; superior written, oral and presentation skills; and a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the improving social justice through progressive fiscal and budget policies. A strong commitment to equity and inclusion is required. Availability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.
Our organization is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, age, disability or genetic information.
The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our organization is comprised of…
The Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice through progressive fiscal and economic policies, as well as a competitive salary within the non-profit sector and commensurate with experience and education based on the Justice Center collective bargaining scale (minimum starting salary $52,105) and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid parental leave, twelve holidays, retirement plan contribution and match, flexible spending account, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage. This position is in the Justice Center’s bargaining unit, represented by the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.
The Justice Center offers inspired co-workers committed to social justice through progressive fiscal and economic policies, as well as a competitive salary within the…