Policy Analyst, Center for Community Resilience

15 Sep, 2021


Policy Analyst, Center for Community Resilience

George Washington University
Washington, DC

The Center for Community Resilience (CCR) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, part of the George Washington University, seeks to improve the health of communities by enabling cross-sectoral partners to align policy, program and practice to address adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments-the Pair of ACEs. Our innovative framing of ACEs, with the explicit focus on equity and prevention, has influenced local initiatives, programs, public health practice and local, state and federal policy. Over the past five years, our networks have successfully led systems and policy change focused on addressing long-standing economic, social and health disparities by partnering with community, integrating service delivery and building political will for change.

The Center for Community Resilience is seeking a Policy Analyst to support development of a policy agenda and advocacy/education strategy related to the agenda. The Policy Analyst will report to the Senior Policy Analyst.

Responsibilities Include:

Analyze policy proposals and produce research on policies with an explicit focus on equity, including issues related to housing instability, food insecurity, inequities in education, structural racism in the criminal justice system, etc.
Support the development of a federal policy agenda and advocacy strategy related to CCR’s agenda
Complete the development of policy scans/landscape analysis for Resilience Catalysts (RC) sites and other external grant-related projects
Assist in the analysis process by translating quantitative data and qualitative research findings into succinct policy recommendations for written materials
Draft and develop content for one-pagers, related charts and visuals, infographics, and presentations to be used with selected internal or external audiences to advance RC policy activities.
Track and report various legislative and regulatory actions on behalf of the RC sites
Assist in the proof-reading and fact-checking process by reviewing documents, presentations, and data analysis on behalf of the RC team.
Support the creation of policy-related curriculum and new policy initiatives (including advocacy workshops, learning sessions, etc) for the CCR learning network.
Identify opportunities for policy engagement, including collaboration and coordination with other policy, advocacy and research organizations.
Partner with the greater CCR team to update and disseminate policy guides and briefs grounded in the work of the CCR network (e.g equity module)

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree preferred
2+ years of relevant public policy or advocacy experience.
Strong interest in and demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and social justice, improving child and family health, addressing structural determinants of health, equity and partnering with communities.
Clear and concise writer with experience conveying information on complex issues through policy briefs and other policy-related documents.
Demonstrated policy researcher with experience researching federal, state and/or local statutes and regulations.
Experience analyzing data collected through web-based systems and surveys, with strong attention to details and data accuracy.
A strategic and creative thinker with an entrepreneurial attitude, who is able to serve as a thought partner with other staff.
Typical Hiring Range $52,959.04 – $72,845.69 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

EEO Statement:
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Job posted: 2021-09-15