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SNAP Policy Analyst

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The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) seeks a talented and experienced anti-hunger, nutrition, and anti-poverty advocate to fill the position of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Analyst working to strengthen SNAP access and benefit adequacy. This position works closely with the SNAP Director and Deputy Director, SNAP. Currently, FRAC is operating remotely, and this position will be remote as well however, there may be opportunities for occasional in-person meetings. 

The successful candidate will seek ways to improve the SNAP’s reach and support for low-income households, including people and families working their way up the economic ladder. The ultimate goal is to ensure that SNAP can bolster food security, health and well-being, serve customers with dignity, and make positive impacts for a robust and equitable economy.  This position offers opportunities to work in coalition with FRAC’s national, state, and local partners and to gain experience as a program analyst, strategist, coalition builder and project manager.  

Organizational Background 

FRAC works to improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of people struggling against poverty-related hunger in the United States through advocacy, partnerships, and by advancing bold and equitable policy solutions. To attain this mission, FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, outreach, technical assistance and training, and an array of communications strategies. In partnership with hundreds of national, state, and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations, and labor organizations, FRAC addresses hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide appropriate information, technical assistance, analysis, training, strategic advice, and other hands-on support to national, state and community-based organizations, state and local government agencies, private nonprofit organizations,and activists regarding ways to strengthen SNAP’s access, benefit adequacy, reach, and quality customer service.  
  • Evaluate the effects of existing or proposed legislation, regulations, policies and practices to determine ways and provide guidance to defend, improve and expand SNAP’s positive impacts. 
  • Make recommendations for policy changes to streamline, improve accessibility, and increase SNAP compliance.
  • Write persuasive analytic materials, guides, outreach materials, and reports for use by advocates, government agencies, policy makers, service providers, and the media.
  • Analyze national, state,and local SNAP participation data and other program indicators. 
  • Make presentations to diverse audiences at local, state, regional and national conferences and meetings on SNAP access, benefit adequacy, and quality customer service.
  • Provide expertise and support to other program areas and departments as assigned by the SNAP Director. 
  • Represent FRAC at coalition and partner meetings.
  • Assist in managing regrants to state and local nonprofits.  
  • Other performance tasks as assigned.

Skills and Experience  

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics: 

  • Minimum 3years of experience in advocacy, program operations, policy analysis and/or organizing. 
  • An advanced degree in law, public policy  Comparable field or comparable experience accepted. 
  • Experience in nonprofit, government or policy work strongly preferred.
  • Ability to evaluate policies, processes, or programs to identify issues and recommend solutions. 
  • Ability to facilitate discussions with stakeholders to build consensus.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting data strongly 
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically.
  • Knowledge of SNAP strongly preferred. 
  • Capacity to tap input and engagement from people with lived experience with hunger and poverty strongly preferred.
  • Experience with public benefits and outreach also preferred.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational 
  • Unquestioned integrity, a high level of energy, and a sense of humor.
  • A commitment to social justice.

What’s attractive to the right candidate?   

  • You will support legislative efforts that will help eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the U.S. 
  • You will be joining an effective, committed, high-performing group of colleagues who are regarded in the community and nationally as thought leaders on  
  • FRAC is financially stable. 

Salary/Benefits 

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous leave, health, retirement, and other benefits. 


Position Available 

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) seeks a talented and experienced anti-hunger, nutrition, and anti-poverty advocate to fill the position of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Analyst…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
See below
Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Generous leave, health, retirement, and other benefits.

Generous leave, health, retirement, and other benefits.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, United States

How to Apply


Click the link to submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (no more than four pages) 


Click the link to submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (no more than four pages) 

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