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Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst
Organization: Citymeals on Wheels
Location: Manhattan, NY
Date Posted: 01/04/2024

Citymeals on Wheels Policy Analyst Position

Citymeals on Wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship for nearly 22,000 homebound elderly New Yorkers, helping them live with dignity in their own homes and communities. Since 1981, Citymeals has delivered nearly 70 million meals to our older neighbors in need.


Job Opportunity: Policy Analyst

Citymeals on Wheels is seeking a Policy Analyst to contribute to developing and implementing a policy and advocacy agenda at the city, state, and federal levels to advance food security for homebound older adults.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Research and Analysis:
    • Conduct research and analyze data related to key issues and campaigns related to aging and hunger.
    • Monitor and analyze relevant city, state, and federal policy and budget initiatives.
  2. Advocacy Events:
    • Assist with planning and implementing advocacy events, including legislative meetings and coordination of activities.
    • Develop and implement advocacy actions, communications materials, and outreach plans.
  3. Written Communication:
    • Produce high-quality written work to promote Citymeals’ policy positions to various audiences.
    • Develop research briefs, testimony, memos of support or opposition, etc.
  4. Relationship Building:
    • Develop strong organizational relationships with key legislators, agency officials, and staff.
    • Represent Citymeals at advocacy and coalition events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area; a graduate degree is preferred.
  • Three years of professional policy research and analysis experience.
  • Strong writing skills for communicating complex issues.
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Understanding of city, state, and federal budget and legislative processes preferred.
  • Social media and communications skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of GIS is a plus.

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of older New Yorkers, Citymeals offers:

  • A collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible spending accounts; 403(b) with employer match; generous paid time off.
  • Salary range: $60,000 – $65,000, plus an annual discretionary bonus.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with Policy Analyst in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email. Citymeals conducts reference and background checks for finalists. Citymeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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