Senior Policy Analyst, Housing Center

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Senior Policy Analyst, Housing Center

Washington | Full Time

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.

BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.

BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.

The pandemic and resulting economic crisis amplified structural weaknesses in U.S. housing policy, creating a new imperative for action. BPC, with generous support from philanthropist Ron Terwilliger, will soon launch the J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy. Building on BPC’s reputation and attributes, the Center will be uniquely focused on creating the substantive agenda and driving the political strategy required for congressional action.

The United States has a severe housing supply shortage—with less housing available for rent

and sale now than at any time in 30 years. At the same time, renter growth is projected to be more than twice that of homeowner growth from 2020 to 2040, with 9.3 million net new renter households expected over this period, a 21% increase. According to the most recent statistics, 20.8 million, or 47.5%, of all renter households were housing cost-burdened, spending more than 30% of their income just on rent.

COVID-19 exacerbated the crisis, disproportionately affecting low-income and minority families. While these challenges are extraordinary, appreciation of the need for a more proactive and comprehensive federal response has never been greater, with the pandemic reminding us all how important it is to have a place to call home.

We believe there is a bipartisan lane for effective housing policy. BPC is ideally situated to elevate housing issues to the top of our national agenda. Over the coming decade, determining how best to respond to our nation’s considerable and pressing housing needs will be a major focus of federal policymakers. The Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy expects to be front-and-center in helping to define and shape this debate.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

The position of Senior Policy Analyst is a versatile one, involving a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include research, analysis, writing, and editing; strategic policy and tactical thinking; organizational management of meetings, events, communications, and contacts; and proactive engagement on numerous other issues ranging from grant fundraising to blogging. The Senior Policy Analyst position is one in which you will be expected to learn quickly on the job, and you will have the opportunity to directly interact and engage with top leaders in the field. As part of a growing think tank, you will also be challenged to think creatively about non-policy issues such as project direction, strategy, and bipartisanship.

Specific tasks include:

  • Assist the Executive Director of the Housing Center and the Director of Housing Policy in all aspects of the housing work
  • Supervise development and execution of events, issue-specific roundtable discussions and workshops, and Center Advisory Board meetings
  • Conduct research, write reports, and secure timely release of information
  • Issue timely analysis of new policy developments
  • Work with BPC administrative, development, communications, and legislative teams to develop content that supports the Center’s recommendations
  • Conduct outreach to gather information and build support for Center recommendations, such as meeting with government officials, housing practitioners, Members of Congress, media, etc.
  • Support development efforts and assist in preparation of correspondence with funders
  • Assist in development and management of the Center work plan
  • Work closely with senior advisors, consultants, and Center Advisory Board members


  • Ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations
  • Strong research, writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Knowledge of housing and/or housing finance policies
  • Preference for 3 -5 years public policy or Capitol Hill experience
  • Applicant must have completed a B.A.

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references in one document. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.

BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

This position is budgeted at 75k

COVID Guidelines

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

Senior Policy Analyst, Housing Center

Washington | Full Time

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

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