Senior Policy Analyst, J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy

24 Aug, 2022


Senior Policy Analyst, J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy

Bipartisan Policy Center
Washington, D.C.

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.

BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.

BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.

Since 2011, BPC has developed and pursued bipartisan recommendations for growing the supply of affordable rental homes, providing targeted rental assistance, and supporting sustainable homeownership. BPC’s Housing Commission and Senior Health and Housing Task Force—and discrete efforts since to build consensus on affordable rental housing policies, improve credit access, advance affordability priorities in housing finance reform, and facilitate health and housing partnerships—have served as catalysts for bipartisan action in Congress.

BPC is currently seeking an Senior Policy Analyst to join the J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy. The center reflects the deep commitment of both BPC and philanthropist Ron Terwilliger to the idea that every American family deserves a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. Believing that forging broad, bipartisan support offers the greatest opportunity to realize this goal, the center is working to advance federal policies that more effectively address our nation’s critical housing affordability challenges. The Center is overseen by an Executive Director and Director.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Managing and generating written products—including reports, white papers, issue briefs, grant proposals, blogs, and letters—from conceptualization to publication
  • Evaluating the technical, economic, and political prospects for a broad range of policies related to housing
  • Leading outreach and communications activities, such as preparing testimony for hearings, briefings for policymakers, agendas for stakeholder meetings, and external communications through traditional and digital media
  • Planning and managing public events, such as panel discussions and roundtables, to advance the Center’s policy, education, and outreach goals
  • Developing recognized expertise on housing policy and representing the BPC and the Center with policymakers, stakeholders, and other external audiences
  • Assist in project fundraising
  • Communicating and collaborating with the Center’s Advisory Committee members, Housing Council, BPC staff, and stakeholders
  • Managing BPC team members, consultants, and external experts
  • Building collegial relationships with congressional and administration staff that work on housing policy
  • Developing and implementing strategies in coordination with BPC’s communications and advocacy staff to advance the housing goals


Basic Requirements

  • Advanced degree in economics, public policy, or a related discipline. Applicants with bachelor’s degrees and directly relevant work experience (e.g., Congress, HUD) will also be considered.
  • 4-7+ years in the fields of policy development or business related to housing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, as well as experience managing programs with multiple staff members.
  • Strong political skills and ability to work diplomatically with a wide spectrum of viewpoints.

Preferred Capabilities

  • Familiarity with HUD programs and budgets is highly desired.
  • Proven critical thinking/problem-solving skills and ability to grasp “big picture” concepts as well as granular complexities.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances, capable of working independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with often overlapping deadlines while maintaining a high degree of thoroughness and accuracy.

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, and three references as soon as possible. Please submit materials as one file. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.

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


COVID Guidelines

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

This position is budgeted at $83,000.

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Job posted: 2022-08-24