Associate Director, Economic Policy

12 Jun, 2020

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Associate Director, Economic Policy

UnidosUS
Washington, DC

BACKGROUND
UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest
Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert
research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based
organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges
the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels.
For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking
common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our community
stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook,
Instagram, and Twitter.

SUMMARY
The Associate Director of the Economic Policy Project is responsible for working in
consultation with senior leadership in the Policy and Advocacy component to set
overall strategic goals and objectives for UnidosUS economic policy analysis activities.
The Associate Director will be responsible for ensuring the production of highly
skilled, timely, and relevant policy documents/materials in support of UnidosUS goals.
This individual will work to build substantive depth in a range of economic policy
issues; analyzing new and emerging economic policy issues that affect the Latino
community and developing policy recommendations and solutions. In addition, the
Associate Director will coordinate, develop, and participate in public policy forums,
summits, briefings, and other events where relevant economic policy matters are
discussed. This will include serving as a spokesperson on Latino policy priorities and
representing UnidosUS priorities in internal and external meetings and before
congressional staff, policymakers/experts, and issue stakeholders. This is a
supervisory position and they will be expected to provide support to Policy and
Advocacy staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with senior leadership team to set overall goals and priorities for the Economic Policy
Project.
• Supervise and provide support for staff conducting policy analysis work.
• Provide support and guidance on economic policy documents, including issue briefs, policy
memoranda, regulatory comments, public testimony, and journal articles developed by the
economic policy team.
• Serve as a spokesperson on Latino economic policy priorities, representing UnidosUS
priorities in internal and external meetings, and before congressional staff,
policymakers/experts, and issue stakeholders.
• Participate in external economic policy advisory groups, boards, or committees as
appropriate.
• Work with media as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree required and eight to 10 years of relevant experience.
• Must have experience supervising staff.
• Must have ability to work as part of a team as well as execute collaborative projects
independently, and the ability to take initiative, work effectively under tight deadlines, and
coordinate multiple projects.
• Must demonstrate strong written, analytical, editorial, and oral communication skills.
• Must demonstrate understanding of economic issues facing Latino and immigrant
communities.
• Must have experience developing economic policy solutions.
• Must be able to demonstrate prior experience communicating policy ideas in public settings
such as congressional hearings, major conferences, or written materials such as reports or
issue briefs.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), Outlook, data sources, and
internet queries required.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills a plus.

Please note: Only those applicants who submit a cover letter, writing sample, and résumé will
be considered for this opportunity. Please include “Associate Director, Economic Policy” in the
subject line.

SEND COVER LETTER, WRITING SAMPLE, AND RÉSUMÉ TO:
UnidosUS
Raul Yzaguirre Building
Attn: Orson Aguilar
1126 16th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036- 4845
hrmail@unidosus.org
No phone calls please!

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without
regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political
affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.

Job posted: 2020-06-12