Director for Research and Policy Analysis

10 Jan, 2022


Director for Research and Policy Analysis

Forbes Tate Partners
Washington, DC

About Forbes Tate Partners

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in bipartisan federal and state government relations, strategic communications, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, issue campaigns, and corporate development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over 200 clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

Position Description

We are currently seeking a bright, focused, and proactive individual to join our team as a Director in our Research and Policy Analysis (RPA) team. The RPA team provides fundamental support to FTP’s government relations and public affairs professionals by researching, interpreting, and summarizing federal and state legislation, key developments in the legislative process, public policy proposals, political dynamics of key topics, and media coverage of pertinent issues. The RPA team is central to all of our work at FTP, from business development to building strategy and demonstrating successful outcomes. This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays.

Primary Responsibilities

 Completing legislative, regulatory, public affairs, and general research projects, including content for broad-based policy analyses.

 Assisting the Senior Director with workflow, team and project management, and quality control.

 Making significant contributions to both recurring policy bulletins and issue-specific reports.

 Aiding in the assessment of potential public policy impacts of various legislative and regulatory proposals.

 Drafting public facing research documents to support ongoing issue advocacy campaigns.

 Assisting in the creation of business, policy issue, and marketplace assessments to support client development.

 Assessing new tools for research and helping integrate them into our research process.


Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (with a graduate degree preferred). Relevant prior experience, 3-4 years of relevant legislative or policy experience, and demonstrated knowledge of Congress, federal agencies, or state government. Ideal applicants must have a keen attention to detail, demonstrated ability to effectively, simultaneously manage multiple projects, expceptional writing abilities, and effective interpersonal skills.

Additional required professional attributes include:

 Familiarity with technological platforms including Microsoft Office Suite.

 Understanding of how public policy decisions impact clients’ abilities needs.

 Strong desire to keep learning and taking additional recommended training as needed.

 Passion for researching, writing, and editing content pieces while utilizing strong grammar skills.

 Demonstrated ability to write and edit clear, concise, thorough issue summaries and analyses.

 Independent, strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

 Demonstrated capacity for teamwork, including the ability to effectively engage supervisors and subordinates under quick, tight deadlines within and across teams. Supervise RPA staff in the production on content and collateral for research assignments.

 The ability to quickly and accurately conduct legislative research by reviewing legislation, congressional proceedings and transcripts, and member profiles.

 The ability to simultaneously manage multiple assignments in a flexible, fast-paced, team-based environment.

 An instinct for identifying and elevating substantively and politically salient elements within large, complicated issues.

 The ability to think creatively about how to express the ramifications of policy proposals and political developments across issues.

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (three pages or less) to with the subject line Director, Research & Policy Analysis. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith Writing Sample.

No calls, emails, or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

Job posted: 2022-01-10