Policy Analyst, Immigration Policy Project
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.
UnidosUS’s Policy and Advocacy component is one of the most influential and visible national
advocacy think tanks championing public policy on behalf of Latinos. The Policy Analyst is part
of the Policy & Advocacy team and is responsible for research and writing, legislative and
administrative advocacy, coalition-building, and public education on immigration issues. In this
new role within the Immigration Policy Project, responsibilities include conducting research and
preparing policy content and other materials for various audiences to include reports, fact
sheets, position statements, testimony, blogs, and related toolkits in support of UnidosUS
policy priorities and advocacy activities. Success in this role will require the ability to effectively
engage and support field advocacy activities working with the UnidosUS Affiliate Network and
other community-based partners. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of
Immigration and is based in Washington, DC.
• Working with the Associate Director to fulfill the goals of UnidosUS’s Immigration Policy
Project, helping develop and execute short- and long-term policy objectives, and
advancing priorities in the legislative, appropriations, and administrative arenas.
• Representing UnidosUS in coalition tables, collaborative efforts, conferences, and
events, as appropriate.
• Facilitating and providing briefings and trainings related to immigration policy to a
variety of audiences, coordinating with Legislative Affairs, Affiliate Engagement, and/or
field staff as appropriate.
• Analyze policy issues related to UnidosUS mission and develop written products to be
used in immigration advocacy.
• Participate in internal strategy meetings and assist in development and implementation
of action plans.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree a plus.
• Two (2) to four (4) years of relevant experience in immigration policy required.
• Experience working for a nonprofit organization or on Capitol Hill a plus.
• Knowledge of legislative, administrative (federal agencies), appropriations, and
• Steadfast commitment to UnidosUS mission, vision, and values (Excellence, Respect,
• Familiarity and commitment with the U.S. Latino community, Latino nonprofit organizations,
and the Latino market a plus.
• Excellent policy analysis and writing skills, particularly the ability to analyze, synthesize,
and form positions on complex material quickly and accurately.
• Experience communicating policy ideas in public settings such as coalition meetings,
congressional hearings, major conferences, and with local advocates.
• High degree of initiative, proactivity, and ability to work under tight deadlines with
• Quantitative skills, familiarity with research methods or demonstrated ability to manage
a research portfolio a plus.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team and lead groups of
peers, including monitoring work plan progress and keeping projects on track, required.
• Willingness to carry out a wide range of activities, including professional and logistical
• Strategic thinker with an ability to anticipate challenges and address roadblocks as they
• Commitment to excellence and high standards.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
• Acute attention to detail.
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred, but not required.
Employment with UnidosUS is contingent upon successful completion
of a background screen.
Please note: Only those applicants who submit a cover letter and résumé will be considered for
SEND COVER LETTER, WRITING SAMPLE AND RÉSUMÉ TO:
Subject Line: Policy Analyst, Immigration Policy Project
Attn: Carlos Guevara, Associate Director, Immigration
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: 2021-03-09