Public Policy Analyst: Affordable Housing -DC Fiscal Policy Institute

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary commensurate with experience

Published

10/11/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI), part of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is seeking a Policy Analyst to lead the organization’s research and advocacy on affordable housing policies in the District of Columbia, with a focus on issues affecting low-income residents and communities of color. We are looking for someone to dive into the data, propose and analyze budget and policy solutions to preserve and create affordable housing, meet the housing needs of DC’s lowest income residents, and use housing as tool for household stability and economic mobility. The ideal candidate will excel at producing original research, building relationships, leading advocacy efforts on these issues, and informing the public and the press about

local budget debates.


The DC Fiscal Policy Institute promotes DC budget and policy decisions to reduce longstanding economic and racial inequities and to give residents the opportunity for a secure economic future. We have a proven track record of successfully advocating for the fundamentals that everyone in our city deserves. Whether it’s testifying before the DC Council, bringing diverse advocacy groups together, or conducting thorough, independent research, we work to tell the story of what’s really happening in DC’s economy. DCFPI is the leading independent source of information on the DC budget and how the city’s resources are spent. We pinpoint how the lives of DC residents are affected by tax and budget decisions and hold policymakers accountable for those decisions. We are a vital resource to other nonprofits, are trusted and respected by DC policymakers, and are frequently cited in the media. Our proposals often become reality and make a meaningful difference in the lives of DC residents across the city.


The Housing Analyst will work alongside and in partnership with DCFPI colleagues who focus on other issues to help all District residents fulfill their potential: investments in strong schools, quality child care, accessible health care, an end to homelessness, and good jobs. We are a team of about 6 people—small, but mighty!


Responsibilities

 

•      Produce policy reports, blogs, and briefs on housing issues, frequently using a racial equity lens

•      Advance effective policy recommendations that improve the lives of District residents

•      Conduct original quantitative and qualitative research

•      Testify on pending legislation and analyze DC budget proposals related to housing.

•      Engage with media, inform policymakers and staff, and collaborate with community-based advocates

•      Represent DCFPI in advocacy coalitions

•      Present on DCFPI research and the budget process for diverse, multicultural audiences


Minimum Qualifications

 

•      A strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice

•      Excellent writing and presentation skills

•      Facility with numbers, including the use of spreadsheets

•      Ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and think strategically

•      Enthusiasm for building relationships across DC’s communities

•      Ability to work on multiple tasks in a time-sensitive manner

• A minimum of two years of work experience in a relevant government agency, an affordable housing provider or

lender that includes a design and evaluation component, or in a nonprofit policy organization. A graduate degree

in public policy or related field may be substituted for two years’ work experience. 

•      Bachelor’s degree required 


Additional Preferred Qualifications

•      Knowledge of affordable housing policy and research;

•      Familiarity with the District and/or DC Government;



Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include health insurance options, dental and vision coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and paid time off for generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.


Career Development

Candidates will receive on-the-job training in tax and budget policy, the DC legislative process, strategic communications, legislative advocacy, and data and policy analysis. Candidates will have the opportunity to quickly take on increasing responsibility in their issue area, including leading coalitions, writing op-eds, advising the development of legislation, representing DCFPI in key strategic meetings, and presenting to audiences large and small.

 

The Policy Analyst will have opportunities to connect with colleagues beyond DCFPI engaged in similar work. DCFPI staff have access to experts at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), which coordinates a network of more than 43 state (and aspiring state) organizations, the State Priorities Partnership, of which DCFPI is a member. Through the Partnership, candidates will have the opportunity for trainings, fellowship with peers across the country engaged in similar work and access to resources.

 

Terms of Employment

• Full-time; exempt position; occasional weeknight and weekend work

• This position will report directly to the Executive Director of DC Fiscal Policy Institute.

 

 

To Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities to apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume.

 

 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer 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 include health insurance options, dental and vision coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and paid time off for generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9384a336-3dc9-44ea-9b92-877ff0806f34&jobId=230431&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities to apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume. 


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