Policy Analyst / Senior Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst / Senior Policy Analyst

Job Type: 
Full Time
Job Open Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1994, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) builds Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity and justice. We elevate Latina leaders, mobilize our families and communities, transform the cultural narrative and catalyze policy change.
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:  NLIRH seeks a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst to help promote a federal policy agenda designed to protect the reproductive health and rights of Latinas. The analyst will lead and be responsible for the Sexual and Reproductive Health Care portfolio. As such, the Policy Analyst must have a deep understanding of complex public programs, projects and studies affecting our communities and be able to develop policy solutions that center our communities.  The analyst must assess NLIRH’s engagement and promote NLIRH’s policy positions across issues pertaining to abortion access and coverage, contraceptive equity, and the protection of reproductive and sexual health care in safety net health care programs and in the larger health care system.  The analyst will be supervised and report to the Associate Director of Government Relations in our Washington, D.C. office. The person in this position will work as part of a dynamic team and in coalition with movement partners. 
 
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with the Associate Director of Government Relations to advance NLIRH sexual and reproductive health care policy priorities through legislation, regulations and other policy efforts;  
  • Conduct federal legislative analysis and develop solutions that are community informed;  
  • Prepare federal policy briefs, fact sheets, and all other policy publications related to sexual and reproductive health care; 
  • Serve as key point person and expert with Congressional staff, coalition partners, and other stakeholders to advance policies and legislation relating to NLIRH’s sexual and reproductive health care portfolio; 
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with members of Congress and their staff and executive branch officials and their staff to provide input into priorities and to build support for NLIRH priority issues in Congress and the Administration;  
  • Provide technical assistance to policy teams related to sexual and reproductive health care; 
  • Collaborate with national and state field teams to design and implement national advocacy campaigns; 
  • Identify national policy trends, data and advocacy opportunities to key departments within NLIRH to advance NLIRH policy priorities; 
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings with members of Congress, state legislators, staffers and colleagues in the field of sexual and reproductive health care; 
  • Conduct trainings and presentations on behalf of NLIRH at national and local conferences and events; 
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization; 
  • Track and record all lobbying efforts in a timely manner; and 
  • Develop internal workplans, track progress towards goals, and report activities and outcomes with key members of the NLIRH team. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Degree from accredited college or university and at least 2 years’ experience in federal and/or state government relations; 
  • At least two years of experience in legislative and administrative policy development and advocacy experience in a nonprofit advocacy organization;  
  • Excellent analytical, writing, speaking and advocacy skills; 
  • Outstanding organizational and communications skills, including ability to work independently and as part of a team with staff at all levels; 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and remain composed and focused under pressure;  
  • Experience in coalition building and building relationships with a variety of stakeholders a must; 
  • Demonstrated ability to use an intersectionality framework to advance policy solutions; 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in Spanish preferred;  
  • Experience on Capitol Hill a plus; and 
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health care and related social justice issues preferred. 
 
SALARY & BENEFITS: NLIRH offers a competitive salary determined via an annual compensation survey of the social justice field that aligns with our values of wage justice for all. Our comprehensive package of benefits includes:
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • Vacation, personal, and sick time 
  • Retirement plan, including employer match 
  • Paid parental leave
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Submit cover letter, resume, two 1-3 page writing samples (i.e. policy brief/analysis, fact sheet), salary requirements and three references via email to humanresources@latinainstitute.org.  Please write Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst on the e-mail subject line.  Position will be open until filled.
 
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, LGBTQ persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Location: 
Washington, D.C.