Job Opportunity: Policy Analyst, Immigration and Economic Security

JOB DESCRIPTION

NJPP is seeking to hire a full-time Policy Analyst to produce timely, credible, and accessible research and analysis on issues including, but not limited to, immigration and economic opportunity. The Policy Analyst should be highly motivated and committed to advancing policy ideas that foster broadly shared prosperity and widespread economic opportunity. The Policy Analyst reports to the Research Director, and will also work closely with the Communications Director and President.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

NJPP is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization to fully represent and engage all New Jerseyans. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse communities, constituencies, and identities, including but not limited to: people of all ethnic/racial backgrounds, people of all gender identities/gender expressions, people with disabilities, low-income and LGBTQIA+ persons.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce policy reports, blogs, and briefs on immigration and economic security issues.
  • Promote effective policy recommendations that improve the lives of New Jerseyans.
  • Conduct original quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Testify on pending legislation in your issue areas.
  • Identify new emerging health issues that could help state residents.
  • Engage with media, inform policymakers and staff, and collaborate with community-based advocates.
  • Represent NJPP in advocacy coalitions.
  • Present on NJPP research for diverse audiences.
  • Take a proactive, leadership role on legislative issues on immigration and/or economic security at the local, state, or federal level.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Quantitative/Qualitative Skills

  • Demonstrated research skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis. Experienced with Microsoft Excel and other data analysis programs as necessary.
  • Commitment to economic, racial, and social justice through intersectional analyses.
  • Analyzes and clearly documents data to make comparisons and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to think creatively about research designs as well as policy solutions.
  • Identifies cause and effect relationships to solve complex problems.
  • Identifies opportunities to visualize data and/or present analysis creatively to expand potential reach and impact.

Oral and Written Communications

  • Excellent writing and orals skills with the ability to explain complex issues in everyday language.
  • Prepares written documentation to transfer technical information about concepts, situations, products, services or results to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to organize, express and communicate ideas in a clear, succinct, accurate and convincing manner through a variety of communication settings and styles.
  • Competence in Spanish is highly desirable.

Interpersonal Communications

  • Demonstrates adaptive and effective communications suitable for a wide range of audiences.
  • Actively listens to seek clarification and understanding.
  • Open to considering other viewpoints.
  • Uses diplomacy and tact.

Networking/Relationship Building/Collaboration

  • Works cooperatively with others, inside and outside the organization, to accomplish objectives to build and maintain partnerships, leverage information, and achieve results.
  • Ability to work with the public, elected officials, organizers, and activists to achieve a consensus on changes in policies.
  • Identifies, organizes, facilitates and /or sustains mutually beneficial partnerships and alliances with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in effectively working with coalitions to support social or health policies that benefit low- and middle-income individuals and families, people of color, and other groups that are systematically left behind.

COMPENSATION

Salary range is $55,000 to $70,000, commensurate with experience; benefits including health care, retirement, and generous vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

TO APPLY

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to info@njpp.org with “Policy Analyst – Immigration” in the subject line. No calls, please.

ABOUT NJPP

New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that drives policy change to advance racial equity, economic justice and prosperity for all New Jerseyans through evidence-based, independent research, analysis, and advocacy. Since 1997, NJPP has played an essential role in advancing progressive state policies.