Senior Policy Analyst, Fiscal Policy

06 Apr, 2021


Senior Policy Analyst, Fiscal Policy

New York, NY


FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to economic opportunity and upward mobility for low-income communities. Since 1922, FPWA has been working to improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers through a network of 170 human service and faith-based organizations that reach over 1.5 million people each year across the five boroughs and beyond. FPWA’s research and advocacy aims to drive large-scale policy change to promote economic opportunity and inclusion for low-income communities, and strengthen the community based human services organizations that support them.


The Senior Policy Analyst is responsible for assisting in the development of FPWA’s fiscal policy research portfolio and advocacy campaigns.The position requires analysis and interpretation of budget and policy priorities at the national, state, and local levels, with a focus on impacts on the social and economic well-being of low-income New Yorkers, developing accessible policy documents, and examining pending legislative and policy options.


  • Lead research and budget/data analysis on a range of fiscal policy issue areas at the national, state, and local levels, as they relate to FPWA’s overall anti-poverty policy priorities
  • Develop and implement fiscal policy campaigns, actions, and other advocacy strategies
  • Monitor, interpret, and conduct timely analysis of relevant proposed and enacted policies and legislation on the city, state, and federal levels
  • Produce high-quality written work promoting FPWA’s policy priorities and translating complex issues for various audiences (e.g., policy statements, reports, testimony, memos of support or opposition, op-eds, fact sheets, data briefs, etc.)
  • Perform associated administrative tasks, including but not limited to: setting up for meetings and events, supporting fundraising and communications activities, producing lobby reports, and general coalition/project management and coordination
  • Work in close collaboration with the fiscal policy analyst on various projects to advance overall fiscal policy goals
  • Serve on internal project teams to provide support with policy issues, analysis, and/or advocacy strategy across teams and departments
  • Develop and deliver training and technical assistance services to various stakeholders (eg., member agency staff and policymakers) as needed


  • Graduate degree in Public Administration, Policy Analysis, Economics, or a related field
  • Minimum of four years of related experience in social or economic policy analysis and/or advocacy
  • Fluency in national, state, and city legislative and budget processes and systems
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and the ability to work with large data sets using spreadsheets (Excel), and statistical analysis software (SPSS, Stata, R, etc.); proficiency with mapping or interactive data visualization software is a plus
  • Deep commitment to racial and social justice with an understanding of the needs of the communities that FPWA serves
  • Proven success in developing, implementing, and managing advocacy campaigns and coalitions
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, with experience breaking down complex concepts – dense legislative language, budget statements, or demographic data – for use by a lay audience and policymakers
  • Proven success in project management with a proactive, nimble, and analytical approach to facilitating and leading teamwork
  • Strategic, tactful, self-aware, and authentic leader; competent relationship manager and influencer of internal and external stakeholders
  • High degree of commitment to the work and the team; sound judgement, collaborative spirit, flexible, creative, hard-working, and unafraid of challenges


  • Salary commensurate with Experience.
  • Excellent Benefit Package including medical, dental, vision, life, 403(b) with match and more
  • Ample Vacation Time: Four weeks of paid vacation accumulated during the year plus 12 company holidays
  • Work-Life Balance: Twelve telecommuting days provided a year, one per month, to support work-life balance
  • Professional Development: Resources committed to bolster professional and personal growth
  • Modern & Flexible Work Environment: Our staff work out of a beautifully designed open workspace with flexible and tech-equipped meeting spaces to support different workstyles, promote team building and collaboration



FPWA is committed to employing people who reflect the diversity of our member agencies and the communities and people they serve. Those with lived experience of justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged.

Cover letter, resume and writing sample required. Please indicate any salary requirements you may have in your cover letter. No phone calls or other inquiries please. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Job posted: 2021-04-06