Policy Analyst, Paid Family Leave

29 Jul, 2020

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Policy Analyst, Paid Family Leave

Bipartisan Policy Center
Washington, DC

BPC is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As a leading Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations with former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who possess views from across the political spectrum. We are currently focused on policy issues related to health, energy, the economy, education, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

Americans are struggling to balance work and family. The cost of living, growing caregiving needs, and changing structure of the family unit have made it increasingly challenging for many families to care for their loved ones while maintaining financial security. The COVID-19 crisis has revealed how fragile this balance act is for many families.

Even before the current health and economic stress, the national conversation about the need for a pragmatic and bipartisan federal paid family leave policy has been gaining traction. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is committed to developing and promoting a data-driven and consensus-based policy recommendations to create a national paid family program.

BPC is currently seeking a policy analyst to support BPC’s Paid Family Team. With bipartisan momentum toward federal paid family leave, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on key issues affecting real working families, meet with experts and stakeholders, and witness firsthand how ideas are debated by principals and translated into policy recommendations.

Role and Responsibilities

 

The position of Policy Analyst at BPC is a versatile one, involving a variety of tasks, often at the same time. Specific responsibilities may include conducting research on issues related to paid family leave policy; drafting and editing reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds; and proactively executing other meaningful tasks such as project management, planning events and communicating BPC’s work through a variety of media. The Policy Analyst will be an essential part of a small and hard-working team.

Don’t have years of expertise on paid family leave? Don’t worry. We recognize that expertise on this subject is rare and are looking for someone who is both passionate about the issue and has the foundational skills to become an expert and support our team. Experience working on financial security, economic opportunity, or other issues affecting today’s working families is a plus.

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
  • Knowledge of and interest in federal policymaking; experience with policy related to working families, economic opportunity, financial security, or women’s issues is preferred
  • Team-oriented collaborator, but capable of autonomy
  • Strong organizational skills, project management experience a plus
  • Experience conducting policy research, analyzing data and cogently summarizing in writing
  • Experience writing public facing content is a plus (blogs, op-eds, collateral, etc)
  • Ability to multi-task on numerous assignments, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations
  • Familiarity with program evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and/or other policy analysis approaches is a plus
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree and 2+ years of relevant work experience is required.

BPC values interaction and collaboration across its departments and policy projects. Periodically, opportunities will arise to contribute to new or expanding projects in other policy or functional areas.

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript (if a recent graduate), and references to jobs@bipartisanpolicy.org. Please include the title of this job, Policy Analyst, Paid Family Leave, in the subject line of the application email.

BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

Job posted: 2020-07-29