Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst, Food Assistance

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary and title commensurate with experience

Published

10/11/2018

Start Date

11/05/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a leading nonprofit policy institute, is seeking a Policy Analyst or Sr. Policy Analyst, title and salary commensurate with experience, to join its highly skilled Food Assistance team. The Center is a think tank with a national reputation for rigorous analysis of federal and state nutrition policies and an ability to influence policy debates. Working with the food assistance team, the analyst will work on projects that focus primarily on federal and state-level Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy, budget and implementation issues. The position entails keeping abreast of federal and state policy developments, program operations, related research and providing useful and accessible information for policymakers, state-level advocates and the public.


Responsibilities


  • The analyst will work on issues of how the program intersections with the delivery of other low-income benefits such as health care, cash assistance and child care programs
  • Work on federal SNAP-related issues, including developing and analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals as well as budget analysis
  • Conduct high-quality research and disseminate it in the form of clearly written policy papers and memos
  • Provide technical assistance to policymakers, and training and strategic advice to state level nonprofit organizations
  • The position involves public speaking as well as activities that promote the exchange of information and collaborative efforts to affect policies within and among states
  • Some travel will be required

 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as public policy, economics, sociology, political science, or social work is required. Graduate degree preferred. 
  • Senior policy analyst: At least seven years’ related experience. Policy analyst: At least four years’ related experience. A graduate degree in a relevant field may be substituted for two years’ work experience. 
  • Strong analytic and writing skills, and the ability to work on multiple tasks both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team, often on a time-sensitive basis.
  • Candidates should have a relevant graduate degree (such as a Master of Public Policy or a law degree)
  • Experience with the administration of public benefit programs, federal or state-level advocacy, legal/policy analysis and/or quantitative research projects is desirable.
  • Aptitude for building relationships across multiple stakeholders to advance policy objectives
  • A commitment to the Center’s mission to improve the well-being of low- and moderate-income people.


Compensation  

Salary and title commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including three health insurance options, dental and vision care, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and generous vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday schedules. 


The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law including Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans. 

Benefits

Excellent benefits, including three health insurance options, dental and vision care, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and generous vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday schedules. 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://www.cbpp.org/careers/policy-analyst-or-senior-policy-analyst-food-assistance

Please submit a cover letter with your resume. In your cover letter, please include a discussion of what draws you to the mission of the Center.


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