POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Policy Analyst, Economic
Policy Project

OPEN:

October 29, 2014

LOCATION: Washington, DC

CLOSING:

Until filled

CONTACT: Darcy Eischens

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience

SUMMARY
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and
advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic
Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR
reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy,
providing a Latino perspective in five key areas—assets/investments, civil rights/immigration,
education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacitybuilding assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities
for individuals and families.
Founded in 1968, NCLR is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization
headquartered in Washington, DC, serving all Hispanic subgroups in all regions of the country. It
has state and regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, and San
Antonio.
BACKGROUND
NCLR is seeking a Policy Analyst to join its Economic Policy Project, which aims to ensure the
Latino community’s ability to contribute to and share in the nation’s economic opportunities, in
Washington, DC. This position is housed within NCLR’s highly respected Office of Research,
Advocacy, and Legislation (ORAL), one of the most influential, visible, and leading national
advocacy organizations championing public policy on behalf of Latinos. As a leading advocate
on economic policy encompassing the perspectives of Latino workers in all sectors of the
economy, NCLR works to advance critical policies in the areas of wages and income security,
the federal budget, taxes, paid leave, occupational safety and health, and labor law enforcement.
JOB DESCRIPTION

The Policy Analyst will work as a member of the Economic Policy Project to increase awareness
of Latino economic priorities through innovative public policy solutions. The Analyst is
responsible for providing highly skilled analysis of social, economic, and public policy trends in
support of NCLR’s goals. The Analyst will be responsible for identifying and making
recommendations on promising new reform ideas, working with colleagues to conduct analysis
of quantitative and qualitative data, and writing and disseminating compelling policy papers in a
variety of formats for diverse audiences.
The Analyst will report to the Project Manager and work closely with multiple members of
NCLR’s Economic Policy Project. NCLR offers a collaborative, team-based environment that
fosters a culture of ideas and debate. We approach our work from multiple perspectives and
methods, understanding both the specific issues and their larger interrelated systems.
RESPONSIBILITIES





Analyze emerging public policy issues and business trends, and effectively communicate a
Latino economic policy agenda to key stakeholders inside and outside of NCLR, including
policymakers, federal regulators, media, community leaders, advocacy partners, thought
leaders, and the public.
Produce NCLR policy publications including memos, issue briefs, white papers,
presentations, and testimony, using primary and secondary research sources.
Provide support and strategic recommendations to NCLR leadership on Latino economic
priorities.
Assist Project Manager and colleagues with communications and dissemination activities,
including traditional and social media, rapid response, and public events.
Organize policy forums, roundtables, and events to inform and elevate NCLR’s economic
opportunities.
Represent NCLR policy with stakeholders such as policymakers, issue experts, and NCLR’s
Affiliate Network.

QUALIFICATIONS









Bachelor’s degree plus 4–6 years of policy work experience
Working knowledge of key economic issues including labor, budget and tax, income
security, and social safety nets
Strong research and writing skills
Demonstrated ability to analyze, synthesize, and communicate economic policy ideas
Exemplary oral communication skills and experience presenting complex policy ideas for a
variety of external audiences, including private sector, policymakers, and the general public
Outstanding project management skills that are suited to a dynamic environment with
multiple ongoing responsibilities, tight deadlines, and expectations for high-quality work
Displayed commitment to social justice and NCLR’s mission
Experience with social media and online advocacy platforms a plus
Bilingual candidates (English and Spanish) a plus
Flexibility for occasional travel

Please note: Only those applicants who submit a cover letter and writing sample along with a
résumé will be considered for this opportunity. Please include “Economic Policy Analyst” in the
subject line of any email submissions.

SEND COVER LETTER, WRITING SAMPLE, AND
RÉSUMÉ TO:
Email: hrmail@nclr.org.
OR
National Council of La Raza
Raul Yzaguirre Building
Attn: Darcy Eischens
1126 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
No phone calls please!

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities,
political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.