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The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position Policy Analyst to join the Young Center’s Policy Program. The Policy Analyst plays a key role protecting the rights of immigrant children through advocacy with Congressional offices and committees, federal agencies and stakeholders in the field of children’s and immigrants’ rights. The Policy Analyst will track legislation impacting migrant children; research and develop issue briefs and talking points on legislation and agency policies and practices; and engage in outreach with allies at the intersection of immigration, child welfare, juvenile justice, and child health and development. The Policy Analyst will represent the Young Center before legislative and executive branch agencies at the federal level and handle press, media and speaking opportunities as appropriate.


About the Young Center: The Young Center advocates for the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children in the United States through direct service, policy advocacy, and a newly created resource center. The Child Advocate program is the organization’s flagship, direct service program, in which staff are appointed as Child Advocates (best interests guardian ad litem in immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. The Young Center also conducts policy advocacy at the national level to promote the consideration of best interests in all decisions concerning immigrant children and to create an immigrant system that treats children as children. The Policy Team undertakes this work through regular engagement with government agencies; collaboration with other experts in child protection; comments to proposed regulations or policies; formal publications; presentations to decision-makers, members of the public, academics and practitioners; and litigation. The Young Center is also launching its Immigrant Child Resource Center to provide technical assistance and support for children caught between the immigration, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems.


Duties and Responsibilities: The Policy Analyst will develop and implement the organization’s policy agenda at the federal level. This will require participation in and attendance at regular meetings in the Washington, DC area; thus, the Policy Analyst must live in or be willing to relocate to the metro-DC area. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with legislative offices through regular calls, email communication, and in-person meetings.
  • Monitor relevant activity on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch and identify opportunities for advocacy.
  • Analyze implications of proposed legislation, executive orders, and policy directives.
  • Draft fact sheets, short advocacy statements, and other memoranda for legislative offices and agency officials
  • Research an draft reports on key policy issues for distribution to Young Center supporters, allies, stakeholders.
  • Draft talking points for Hill briefings and similar events
  • Develop collaborative relationships with policy staff at allied organizations to advance the Young Center’s policy goals
  • Represent the Young Center by participating in coalitions and events related to the Young Center’s policy and advocacy priorities
  • Work with the Young Center’s communications staff to develop web content, social media content, action alerts, and op-ed pieces
  • Other duties as assigned


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • J.D., MPP/MPA, MSW or graduate degree in comparable field
  • At least 2 years experience in policy advocacy, such as federal legislative or administrative advocacy, legislative drafting, policy development, communicating with the media.
  • Previous experience and desire to engage in research and writing
  • Previous experience and desire to engage in affirmative outreach with Hill offices and other stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and able to engage with a variety of audiences that include colleagues, community partners, media and elected officials.
  • Strong written, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Zoom and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Highly organized, collaborative and a resourceful team player, with the ability to also be effective independently


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Lived, volunteer, or professional experience with immigration, child welfare and issues affecting migrant/refugees/unaccompanied children
  • Demonstrated understanding of anti-oppression frameworks.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical demands include regular attendance; keyboarding; sitting for long periods (at least 5 hours a day); driving. Ability to use computer, telephone, and copy machine. Ability to travel by plane, car, and other conveyances within U.S. Occasional lifting for event setup/preparation. Must be able to work at least two-three full weekends for the Child Advocate Trainings. May be requested to work evenings or weekends for other special events as needed.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

All employees must be fully vaccinated prior to first day of employment.

APPLICATION DETAILS

The Young Center is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in and affirmatively factors diversity into its hiring practices. Young Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, pregnancy, citizenship, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process; no applicant will be penalized for requesting an accommodation. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position Policy Analyst to join the Young Center’s Policy Program. The Policy Analyst plays a key role protecting the rights of immigrant children through…

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    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Profissional
Salário
Pelo menos USD $70.000
/ ano
Salary is commensurate with experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. The starting salary for this role is in the 70’s salary range.

Benefícios

The Young Center provides excellent health insurance coverage for employee and dependents at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, and paid vacation and sick time, among other benefits.  

The Young Center provides excellent health insurance coverage for employee and dependents at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, and paid vacation and sick…

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em qualquer lugar de Estados Unidos
Local Associado
Washington, DC, USA

Como se inscrever

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume, and three references. Only complete applications will be considered. To learn more about the Young Center’s work, please visit www.TheYoungCenter.org.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume, and three references…

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