Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

Job Type: 
Full Time
Job Open Date: 
Domingo, Marzo 22, 2020

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1994, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice builds Latina/x power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity and justice. We elevate Latina/x leaders, mobilize our families and communities, transform the cultural narrative and catalyze policy change.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Latina Institue seeks a Policy Analyst to help promote a federal policy agenda designed to protect the reproductive health and rights of Latinas/xs. The policy analyst will lead and be responsible for advancing policies that improve immigrant access to health care and coverage. 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 policy analyst must incorporate a reproductive health care lens when assessing the Latina Institute's engagement and promoting the Latina Instute's policy positions across issues pertaining to access to health care and coverage for immigrants. The policy 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.

• Work with the Associate Director of Government Relations to advance the Latina Institute's immigrant access to health care and coverage 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 immigrant access to health care and coverage;
• Serve as key point person and expert with Congressional staff, coalition partners, and other stakeholders to advance policies and legislation of the Latina Institute's immigrant access to health care and coverage;
• 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 the Latina Institute's priority issues in Congress and the Administration;
• Provide technical assistance to policy teams related to immigrant access to health care and coverage;
• 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 the Latina Institute to advance Latina Institute policy priorities;
• Coordinate and participate in meetings with members of Congress, state legislators, staffers and colleagues in the field of immigration and health care;
• Conduct trainings and presentations on behalf of Latina Institute 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 Latina Institute team.


• 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

SALARY & BENEFITS: The Latina Institute 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 Immigrant Access to Healthcare and Coverage Policy Analyst on the e-mail subject line. Position will be open until filled.

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice 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.