NYC Family Policy Project (FPP) is hiring a Policy Analyst to lead FPP’s policy research and analysis. This can be a full-time role or 3- or 4-days/week, in which case it would involve greater supervision of research fellows.
Founded in 2021, FPP is a think tank that works from the perspective that child welfare involvement emerges as a symptom when communities are under stress and duress. FPP takes as its starting place the visions articulated by parents and youth impacted by the child welfare system in reports from Rise, the Narrowing the Front Door Work Group and YouthNPower, which argue for a curtailed child welfare system and expansive city investment in families. FPP offers credible and accessible data analysis, policy briefs and original research to explore and build evidence for these policy visions and to support the work of activists, government, philanthropists and media.
Learn more: https://familypolicynyc.org/about/
Policy Analyst Position
- Conduct policy research and develop compelling reports, briefs, fact sheets, testimony, public presentations and other materials;
- Track and analyze city, state and federal policy initiatives, budgets and emerging policy ideas;
- Create accessible charts, infographics and other communication tools;
- Ensure that FPP’s policy agenda and analysis is guided by parents and youth impacted by the child welfare system;
- Coordinate FPP’s policy fellowships and other efforts to support the policymaking capacity of parents, youth and community groups;
- Present policy and research information to a variety of audiences, including organizations and groups in highly impacted communities, policymakers, academics and media;
- Take an active role in collaborative efforts with local groups to address child welfare impacts in their neighborhoods and between FPP and a broad range of coalition partners;
- Contribute to developing FPP forums with diverse stakeholders, centering impacted people, that function as spaces and containers for discussion, disagreement and imagining.
FPP is a small organization, which will require that the Policy Analyst wear a number of hats. We do not expect candidates to be an expert in everything. This role is an opportunity for a self-starter. FPP is committed to the growth and professional development of staff.
- Advanced degree in public policy, public health, or related fields, or commensurate experience in policy analysis;
- Ability to write clearly and communicate technical information to a wide range of audiences;
- Familiarity with state and federal data sources, as well as with NYC and state budget and legislative processes;
- Strong quantitative and analytical skills, ability to analyze and evaluate data and make recommendations based on analysis;
- Fluency in Excel and the Microsoft/Google suite, with openness to using communication platforms including WordPress, social media and Keynote;
- Knowledgeable about the child welfare advocacy landscape in NYC or aligned justice movements;
- Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain collaborative relationships, particularly with organizing groups led by impacted parents and youth and other partners in coalition work;
- Self-organization and planning skills, with the ability to think strategically, work independently, experiment and problem-solve, pay close attention to detail, supervise others and meet deadlines in an innovative, collaborative environment.
Salary range is $55,000-$80,000, depending on experience. FPP is a partner project of the Fund for the City of New York, which provides excellent benefits including health, dental and life insurance; 4 weeks of paid vacation, 12 holidays and 15 sick days; TransitCheks; health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts; long-term disability coverage; and 401K and 401B retirement plans.
Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing sample should demonstrate experience with research and policy analysis. Please do not apply without taking a close look at FPP’s work: www.familypolicynyc.org.
Position will remain open until it is filled. Candidates will be contacted for initial phone interviews on a rolling basis. We are unable to respond to all applications.
FPP values a diverse workforce and culture and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or any other bases. We strongly encourage applications from women and people of color as well as people personally impacted by the child welfare system and from highly impacted communities.