About Dēmos. Demos is a policy and advocacy organization working for an America where all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Founded in 2000, the organization is headquartered in New York City and has an office in Washington, D.C.. Demos moves ideas powerful enough to improve the lives of everyday Americans through the full cycle of change. We champion over-the-horizon policy solutions, shift the narrative to clear the way for their acceptance, and advocate until they take effect. We use the right strategy for the right moment, whether it’s research, communications, supporting organizers, or litigation. This commitment to the full cycle of change has resulted in real victories, from landmark credit card reforms to over 3 million new voter registration applications from low-income citizens. Throughout all of our work, Dēmos is advocating not just for people, but for the very idea of the people—of one nation, united by a shared fate.
The Senior Policy Analyst will help to develop an emerging body of work at Demos focused on economic democracy.
Today, our economy and democracy are failing Black and brown people. While these failures are not new, they have been exposed and exacerbated by the colliding damage caused by COVID-19, state violence and killing of Black people and the economic recession. The frame of economic democracy says that in order to address these failures we need to think beyond immediate economic relief and market-based solutions. We need to go beyond simply changing economic policies, to fundamentally shift how Black and brown people, workers and jobless people relate to the corporations and to the government institutions that govern economic policy.
In coordination with grassroots and movement building organizations, the Senior Policy Analyst will provide research and policy analysis of the economy that is centered on building power and increasing democratic participation of Black and brown communities. This work is based on the premise that those most impacted by injustice and inequality should have a voice in the solution. This work is evolving and could include (but is not limited to) strategies to: dismantle concentrations of corporate power; build the power of essential workers and jobless people; democratize and make public the provision of essential goods and public services and increase participation of those most impacted by the economic crisis within government institutions and policymaking bodies. The position is housed within the Policy and Research team at Demos and will report to the Director of Policy and Research.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and experience:
The most competitive candidates will also demonstrate several of the following skills and experience:
Candidates need to bring a strong commitment to excellence and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The position is full-time and based in New York City or Washington, D.C. Strong candidates outside the New York City or Washington, D.C. area will be considered.
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $95,000 and commensurate with experience. We have a generous benefits package which includes health insurance, dental and vision insurance, 10 paid holidays, 18 vacation days per year, 5 floating holidays per year, paid time off Dec. 25- Jan. 1, 12 sick days per year, and the opportunity to contribute to a 403b plan.
Upload a thoughtful cover letter, résumé and two writing samples, one that shows your research and policy skills for a policy audience and one for a broader audience, such as a blog or op-ed through the following link: http://demos.hiringthing.com.
We are looking for an immediate hire so applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls or emails please.
Dēmos is an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.
About Dēmos. Demos is a policy and advocacy organization working for an America where all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Founded in 2000, the organization is headquartered in New York City and has an…