Senior Policy Analyst - Indiana Institute for Working Families, a program of Indiana Community Action Association
- 27-Feb-2021 to 12-Mar-2021
- - Indiana Institute for Working Families
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000 based on experience.
- Full Time
- Excellent benefits include 24 days paid time off; medical and dental insurance; life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance; Employer funded SEP Plan and 10 paid holidays.
The core responsibilities of this role will be managing a portfolio of policy issues as they relate to working families. The ideal candidate is a person who is passionate about the role public policy should play in helping families reach financial well-being and is a highly motivated team player.
At the Indiana Institute for Working Families, we believe: A) that when families are financially stable, they can achieve their full potential and better contribute to their communities, and B) policy plays an important role in building families' economic well-being.
IIWF promotes public policies to help Hoosier families achieve financial well-being. We value, gather, and translate quantitative and qualitative data to communicate the opportunities and challenges that Hoosiers experience. We advance well-being by promoting evidence-based solutions and building coalitions to engage in direct and strategic conversations with policymakers and the public.
- Research and data analysis related to issue portfolio. Including analysis of
existing and emerging program and policy areas on the federal, state, and
- Monitor and analyze implementation of state and federal laws and
legislation as related to low-income working families and prepare reports
that convey to the public the impact both positive and negative of policy
and legislative proposals, especially as they relate to the economy and state
- Participate in research projects on which you are lead or supporting role to
produce policy briefs, memos, and full-length reports as required by
- Develop policy recommendations (in consultation with Director and team)
for reports and Institute's public policy agenda based on national best
practices and models. This may include drafting legislation or rule change
- Ensure timelines for grants and work projects are met.
- Provide editorial and content feedback on Institute's written pieces.
- Create and maintain strong media relationships including formulating a
media strategy, authoring press releases, and following up with specific
reporters to publicize Institute's research and public policy
- Present on Institute research and agenda to funders, lawmakers,
policymakers, and service providers.
- Maintain relationships and attend relevant conferences and meetings to
maintain relationships with national and state partners, government
officials, and funders.
- Support the Director in helping to apply for private foundation grants,
including the creation of proposals, cover letters and supporting documentation.
- Motivated to make positive change for working families in Indiana
- Understanding and proficient use of research methods
- Comfortable working with data and doing basic data analysis
- Comfortable with public speaking
- Bachelor's Degree in related field (Economics degree a plus)
- At least 3 years of experience
- Comfort going into and working with racially and economically diverse
groups and underrepresented communities (previous experience working
with these groups a plus)
- Technical writing skills
- Independent worker
Click the APPLY button for application instructions. Application deadline is March 12.