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Senior Policy Analyst -Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI)
The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality's Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative (ESOI) works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices to alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. The initiative's areas of research include policies, programs, and practices related to tax and benefits, jobs and education, health and human service delivery, and democracy, all with a cross-cutting focus on racial and gender equity. The Senior Policy Analyst will help lead the center's quantitative research, collecting and analyzing data and evaluating the effects of existing policies and government programs on a wide range of issues relating to economic security and opportunity. They will develop quantitative methodologies, conduct careful, robust research and analysis; develop and advance project strategies; conceptualize new projects; write reports; advance the center's external communications priorities and activities; and represent the center at public events, in the media, and in external meetings. Duties include but are not limited to:
Research, Analysis, & Project Management
Plan, manage, and execute research and policy development projects. Responsibilities would include research design, work planning, data collection & analysis, modeling, and writing.
Create visual charts and data displays in a way that is easy to read and interpret.
Develop, write, and promote final products and various supplemental materials and activities to reach key constituents, decision makers, and the public.
Supervise policy analysts and coach staff on analytical methodologies and data analysis techniques.
Develop and maintain analytical processes, style, and quality control protocols.
Keep current with and adapt to new research, methods, and policy developments.
External Communications & Engagement
Plan, manage, and execute center-wide communications strategies and outputs, such as those involving website development and maintenance; social media accounts; and style/branding maintenance, as well as other duties as appropriate.
Expand stakeholder and external engagement activities and partnerships, including with media and policy makers and influencers.
Help lead external (public-facing) outreach and communications activities, including:
Developing and implementing dissemination and stakeholder/media engagement strategies.
Highlighting/publicizing projects and activities through meetings, public events, presentations, and the media.
Operations & Development
Assist with operations, planning and capacity-building, internal and external coordination, management and project management, and team collaboration. May also assist with hiring, budgeting, and other duties as assigned.
Assist with and help lead proposal writing and grant reporting, engagement with funders as appropriate, and other fundraising efforts.
Help with new work exploration activities, including leading new research and policy development opportunities as appropriate.
A Master's degree or equivalent experience,
At least 5-7 years of experience with quantitative research and policy analysis is required
A commitment to GCPI ESOI's mission
Knowledge of a broad range of economic security issues
Proven ability to develop sound research methodologies and collect, synthesize, analyze, and interpret data
Experience managing complex research projects
Excellent writing and communication skills
High capacity for collaboration
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to organize and manage competing priorities, tasks and deadlines
Facility with public use data (e.g. Current Population Survey, American Community Survey, National Health Interview Survey, etc.)
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