The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, nonprofit public policy, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. CSSP is committed to securing equitable opportunities and optimal outcomes for children and families. CSSP strives to achieve this by focusing on the families facing the most significant barriers – including families living in poverty and those whose lives are affected by discrimination based on race, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity.
CSSP strives to accomplish its mission by developing and advancing effective public policy; helping to transform public systems to be more preventive, results-oriented, accountable and caring; and supporting local leaders to create the community opportunities, supports, services and environments in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP works in partnership with other national organizations, foundations and governmental and community leaders to test new ideas and approaches, provide technical assistance, generate new evidence and support networks of innovators. All of our work reflects a long-standing organizational commitment to equity and social justice.
CSSP seeks a Policy Analyst in its Washington D.C. office to support its work advancing CSSP’s public policy agenda and policy projects. CSSP’s policy work is focused on advancing equity and improving outcomes for children and their families. The position offers the opportunity to explore a wide range of policy issues, including child welfare, poverty, health and other social and economic policy issues. The Policy Analyst’s work will support all aspects of CSSP’s policy agenda but candidates with a strong anti-poverty background are preferred. The Policy Analyst will conduct policy and program research, analyze policy, regulations and administrative data sets and contribute to the design and preparation of technical assistance issue briefs and tools. This position is ideal for someone interested in addressing disparities in public policy and public systems. We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual to work closely with CSSP’s cross-disciplinary policy team and reporting to CSSP’s Vice President for Public Policy. Commitment to advancing equity for children and families of color, LGBTQ individuals and immigrant families is a must.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Policy Analyst will be responsible for:
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Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will have:
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided including short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits, generous vacation, sick and holiday leave. CSSP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes that our organization and our work benefit from the experiences and perspectives of a diverse staff.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Policy Analyst/Policy Team). In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate where you found this position announcement.
Applicants accepted until February 9th, 2018 or until position is filled.