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Policy Assistant (Research to Action Lab)

Urban Institute

Washington, DC
4 days ago
Washington, DC
4 days ago

Who we are:

At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.

Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes. 

Within the Urban Institute, the Research to Action Lab is an innovation hub serving decision makers and creative thinkers eager to effect social change. We draw on the breadth and depth of Urban’s research insights to test new strategies and develop cutting-edge tools, programs, and trainings, as well as to provide strategic and philanthropic advice to public, nonprofit, and private sector leaders.

The Research to Action Lab seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to work as a Policy Assistant to support projects on a variety of policy topics including mobility from poverty, housing policy, equitable community and economic development, social financing and more.

We believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.

How you’ll contribute:

The successful candidate will work with senior research and policy staff in the Research to Action Lab on a range of projects. This position plays a key support role on tasks that include policy analysis, research, administration, events, and training and technical assistance. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in learning about and applying research evidence to public policy and practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and collaborate with colleagues within the Lab and Across Urban to prepare internal and public products such as literature reviews, memos, op-eds, reports, policy briefs, blog posts, podcasts, and social media.
  • Support planning and development of presentations and trainings delivered by Urban senior staff for practitioners, policymakers, and other external audiences, including developing talking points, writing background memos, composing PowerPoint presentations, and creating training materials.
  • Provide project management support by scheduling team meetings and coordinating logistics; drafting emails, agendas, talking points, and presentations; taking notes and identifying action items and next steps.
  • Coordinate and support logistics and content development for convenings and public events, including drafting invitations, conducting background research, developing speaker prep materials, and supporting outreach to presenters and participants.
  • Conduct background research on a range of topics by identifying, interpreting, and synthesizing both quantitative (census data sets, statistical and survey data) and qualitative information (literature scans, review of relevant federal/local policies).

What you’ll bring:

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Demonstrate interest in public policy through prior work experience, involvement in volunteering programs, leadership positions in academic and/or extra-curricular settings or public policy-related internship. Experience in fast-paced environments with federal, state, local policymakers, philanthropic and/or non-profits leaders is a plus.
  • Have a strong desire to engage and learn about one or more of the following topics: mobility from poverty, low-income and affordable housing, social financing and impact investing, evidence-based policymaking, neighborhood revitalization, equitable community and economic development, and federal, state, or local policy and systems.
  • Bring a commitment to advancing racial equity/social and economic policies to address structural racism.
  • Be well-organized, highly motivated, and able to work effectively on multiple projects at once.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply emerging understanding of local and federal policies, programs, and agencies to assess the application, outcomes and impacts of policy proposals and programmatic interventions.
  • Demonstrate the initiative to suggest improvements or innovations on assigned tasks.
  • Express a willingness to adapt to changes in work assignments, deadlines and project management.
  • Have familiarity with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and social media tools.
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or have demonstrated experience in a relevant professional setting, such as a nonprofit, government, or advocacy organization.

What you’ll experience:

The Urban Institute strives to be a vibrant, creative community of skilled and committed people who bring to their work a whole range of different experiences. Accordingly, the Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage.  Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan plus elect a pretax benefit for commuting expenses.

The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.

For more information about the Urban Institute, please visit our website atwww.urban.org

Who we are:

At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.

Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes. 

Within the Urban Institute, the Research to Action Lab is an innovation hub serving decision makers and creative thinkers eager to effect social change. We draw on the breadth and depth of Urban’s research insights to test new strategies and develop cutting-edge tools, programs, and trainings, as well as to provide strategic and philanthropic advice to public, nonprofit, and private sector leaders.

The Research to Action Lab seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to work as a Policy Assistant to support projects on a variety of policy topics including mobility from poverty, housing policy, equitable community and economic development, social financing and more.

We believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.

How you’ll contribute:

The successful candidate will work with senior research and policy staff in the Research to Action Lab on a range of projects. This position plays a key support role on tasks that include policy analysis, research, administration, events, and training and technical assistance. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in learning about and applying research evidence to public policy and practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and collaborate with colleagues within the Lab and Across Urban to prepare internal and public products such as literature reviews, memos, op-eds, reports, policy briefs, blog posts, podcasts, and social media.
  • Support planning and development of presentations and trainings delivered by Urban senior staff for practitioners, policymakers, and other external audiences, including developing talking points, writing background memos, composing PowerPoint presentations, and creating training materials.
  • Provide project management support by scheduling team meetings and coordinating logistics; drafting emails, agendas, talking points, and presentations; taking notes and identifying action items and next steps.
  • Coordinate and support logistics and content development for convenings and public events, including drafting invitations, conducting background research, developing speaker prep materials, and supporting outreach to presenters and participants.
  • Conduct background research on a range of topics by identifying, interpreting, and synthesizing both quantitative (census data sets, statistical and survey data) and qualitative information (literature scans, review of relevant federal/local policies).

What you’ll bring:

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Demonstrate interest in public policy through prior work experience, involvement in volunteering programs, leadership positions in academic and/or extra-curricular settings or public policy-related internship. Experience in fast-paced environments with federal, state, local policymakers, philanthropic and/or non-profits leaders is a plus.
  • Have a strong desire to engage and learn about one or more of the following topics: mobility from poverty, low-income and affordable housing, social financing and impact investing, evidence-based policymaking, neighborhood revitalization, equitable community and economic development, and federal, state, or local policy and systems.
  • Bring a commitment to advancing racial equity/social and economic policies to address structural racism.
  • Be well-organized, highly motivated, and able to work effectively on multiple projects at once.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply emerging understanding of local and federal policies, programs, and agencies to assess the application, outcomes and impacts of policy proposals and programmatic interventions.
  • Demonstrate the initiative to suggest improvements or innovations on assigned tasks.
  • Express a willingness to adapt to changes in work assignments, deadlines and project management.
  • Have familiarity with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and social media tools.
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or have demonstrated experience in a relevant professional setting, such as a nonprofit, government, or advocacy organization.

What you’ll experience:

The Urban Institute strives to be a vibrant, creative community of skilled and committed people who bring to their work a whole range of different experiences. Accordingly, the Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage.  Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan plus elect a pretax benefit for commuting expenses.

The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.

For more information about the Urban Institute, please visit our website atwww.urban.org

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Experienced Customer Support & Systems Engineer (SE4)

BOEING

Takoma Park, VA
4 days ago
Takoma Park, VA
4 days ago
  • The Boeing Company is seeking a Customer Support & Systems Engineer (Level 4) in Mountain View, CA, Chantilly, VA, or Fairfax, VA. The Systems Engineer will work as a member of a 30-40 person project team maintaining and developing multi-tiered, collection planning and analysis software for a U.S. government customer using Agile/Lean/Scrum approaches. Customer's enduring needs requires state of the art software intensive systems to efficiently and optimally task, archive, exploit, and disseminate data from hardware platforms e.g. satellites, airplanes, ships, and ground embedded systems for maximum intelligence value. Will perform effectively as part of a globally disbursed team.   This is a 1st shift position, however after hours support may occasionally be required to troubleshoot emergent user issues.

    ***CURRENT SSBI REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION*** Candidate must be willing to submit to sitting for Polygraph.  Offer is contingent upon security approval for program access. Position may require on-call support after hours. Overtime and some occasional shift work may be required. Some business travel is required.  

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Analyzing requirements, reviewing software designs, generating test cases, test procedures, and test plans, and troubleshooting discrepancies to fulfill customer needs.

    • Troubleshoots and responds to software discrepancy reports. 

    • Prepares and presents status briefings and reports on assigned projects. Communicates regularly with Program Management and functional teams. 

    • Communicates directly with customer and users to understand need and resolve cross-functional technical issues. 

    • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify basic lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.

    • Evaluates customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.

    • Performs analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.

    • Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.

    • Supports the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.

    This position requires an active U.S. Security Clearance, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active) A Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with SCI eligibility, that has been successfully completed within the last 5 years is required pre-start.

    Basic Qualifications (Required skills/experience):

    • Bachelor's Degree or higher in an engineering or related technical field is required.

    • This position requires an active U.S. Security Clearance, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active) A Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with SCI eligibility, that has been successfully completed within the last 5 years is required pre-start.

    Preferred Qualifications (Desired skills/experience):

    • Experience with Imagery intelligence (IMINT) collection processes and analytical methodologies.

    • Experience with Jira and Linux shell scripting.

    • Background in Requirements Traceability is also preferred. 

    • Strong background in mathematics and physics, particularly orbital mechanics, and algorithm expertise as it applies to software design.

    • Experience in multiple intelligence disciplines is desired.

    • Strong interpersonal skills.

    Typical Education / Experience:

    Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

    Relocation:

    This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. (Basic relocation is available for internal candidates, based on candidate eligibility.)

    Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies

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Harassment Investigator

YRCI

Suitland, MD
1 day ago
Suitland, MD
1 day ago
  • Perform complex investigatory work requiring knowledge, skills, and abilities characteristic of two specialized investigations series.
  • Has full technical responsibility for independently carrying out complex administrative investigations involving prohibited harassment allegations and Office of Inspector General referrals.
  • Perform work involving planning, conducting, or managing investigations not involving criminal violations of Federal laws.
  • Serve as agency or bureau investigator, primarily investigates federal employees for misconduct or fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Utilize the report of findings for general inquiries and investigations in order for management to make administrative judgments, and consider sanctions or penalties. Harassment and Office of Inspector General referral inquiries and investigations may result in administrative action, civil penalties, judgments, sanctions, and/or decisions.
  • Ensure reports of investigation or inquiry comply with applicable policy; contain thorough analyses; and adhere to regulatory guidance for findings, referrals, timely resolution, and closure.
  • Coordinate with other investigative agencies designated to conduct follow-up investigations, as required.
  • Determine the most appropriate avenues to pursue; decide the practices and methods to apply in all phases of assignments including the approach to take, and the depth and intensity needed; interprets policy and regulations and resolves most conflicts as they arise; coordinates projects or cases with others as necessary; and keeps the Employee Relations Branch supervisor informed of progress and potentially controversial matters.
  • Gather facts from a variety of sources; corroborate facts to support allegations disputed by complainants, respondents, or witnesses; standard fact-finding techniques (e.g., on-site document reviews and interviews); multifaceted cases generally having more than one basis (e.g., race, sex, religion, national origin, age, color); and the need to analyze organizations’ policies or practices.
    • Decides, at each step of the fact-finding, both informal and formal, the appropriate actions, depending on the facts and issues involved, the current standing of the case.
    • Exercise judgment in considering interrelated facts; applying analytical techniques; and selecting the selecting the appropriate principles and precedents for making a recommendation, conclusion, or decision.
  • Work involves investigating allegations of employment discrimination; negotiating settlements, when appropriate; and investigating questionable management practices or abuses which do not violate Federal civil rights laws, but require corrective action.
    • Work affects individual charging parties and complainants, respondents, and interested parties. The results of resolutions affect respondents’ employment policies and practices and the rights of individuals.
  • Contact Agency employees at various levels within the agency and members of the general public, such as individuals or groups, in a moderately structured setting.
    • Must explain the reason for the contact and the role and legal authority to the participants. To influence, persuade, interrogate, or control people or groups. 
JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • At least three (3) years of functional expertise and analytical experience in supporting the employee relations functions.
  • Individual shall be responsible for drafting conduct, performance and attendance letters and maintain case files.
  • Responsible for researching conduct, performance and attendance case law. 
  • Work requires knowledge of investigative techniques and the laws, rules, regulations, and objectives of the employing agency; and skill in interviewing, following leads, researching records, reconstructing events, and preparing reports.
  • Knowledge of, and skill in applying, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures sufficient to plan and conduct investigations or inquiries typically involving matters of personal conduct and situations associated with alleged waste, abuse, or mismanagement, or unequal application of laws, regulations, policies, or procedures involving human resources; acquisition; procurement; contracting activities; training; management and leadership systems; and/or prudent and effective use of government resources.
  • Knowledge of basic legislation, judicial rulings, and broad policy statements which are often ambiguous and require extensive interpretation. There are frequently no comparable precedents to use as a guide.
  • Ability to use considerable judgment and ingenuity to interpret the intent of new or revised guidance and develops policy, guidelines, and practices for specific areas of work.
  • Ability to perform complete assignments, requiring the use of a variety of analytical and fact-finding techniques, to solve problems or negotiate a settlement.
  • Must be skillful in approaching the individual or group to obtain the desired effect, such as gaining compliance with established policies and regulations by persuasion or negotiation, or gaining information by establishing rapport with a suspicious informant.
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Senior System Engineering Analyst

BOEING

Arlington, VA
11 days ago
Arlington, VA
11 days ago

Mission Operations is seeking a Senior Systems Engineering Analyst with mathematical and algorithm development background to support efforts to define concepts and systems engineering solutions to customer requirements to advanced communication, signal processing systems and other systems.

The successful candidate will need to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment, and must be a self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) in Herndon VA. Must possess good communication skills, both oral and written; technical leadership skills desired.  Experience in leading and conducting mathematical analysis, modeling and simulation efforts to support product development is desired; prior systems engineering experience is required.  Experience in working with customers to develop technical roadmaps and business strategies is desired. The ability to work across a broad spectrum of disciplines including, RF and acoustics communications at a technical level sufficient to translate customer needs into clear, actionable requirements and interface specifications. Some travel may be required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to lead activities to plan, design, develop and verify complex lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.
  • Leads others to evaluate customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.
  • Leads analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.
  • Leads analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.
  • Leads, develops, maintains and identifies improvements the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.

This position requires an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)

Basic Qualifications (Required Qualifications): 

  • MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • 5+ years of systems/software engineering experience
  • Active U.S. Top Secret Clearance

Desired Qualifications: 

  • PhD Mathematics
  • TS/SCI w/CI Poly
  • DOORS
  • MatLab
  • Guidance Navigation Control experience
  • Boeing Mustang Program Experience

Typical Education Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master+12 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Relocation:

This position offers relocation based upon candidate eligibility. Basic relocation for eligible internal candidates.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

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Customer Service/Sales

The Home Depot

Cheltenham, MD
1 day ago
Cheltenham, MD
1 day ago
Job Description

Position Purpose:
Customer Service/Sales associates provide fast, friendly service by actively seeking out customers to assess their needs and provide assistance. These associates learn about products using our tools, and provide information to customers in order to sell an entire project. Associates in this position will learn how to greet, qualify, recommend and close every customer in their department, and know how to handle basics in adjacent departments. Customer Service/Sales associates maintain the in-stock condition of assigned areas, and ensure it is clean, shop-able, and safe. Each associate has the responsibility of providing a safe working and shopping environment by following all safety policies & standards, completing specified safety training, immediately correcting hazards & unsafe conditions or reporting conditions to the Manager on Duty, and working safely as not to endanger themselves, co-workers, vendors, or customers. These associates work in cooperation with their Department Supervisor and other associates in their department as well as other departments. Specific store departments may include Building Materials, Décor, Electrical, Flooring, Garden, Hardware, Kitchen & Bath, Lumber, Millwork, Paint, Plumbing and Tool Rental. The Customer Service/Sales position types may include Department Sales, Lead Generator, Pro Account Sales, Sales Specialist, Special Services, and Customer Order Specialist.

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Senior System Engineering Analyst

BOEING

Washington D.C., VA
11 days ago
Washington D.C., VA
11 days ago

Mission Operations is seeking a Senior Systems Engineering Analyst with mathematical and algorithm development background to support efforts to define concepts and systems engineering solutions to customer requirements to advanced communication, signal processing systems and other systems.

The successful candidate will need to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment, and must be a self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) in Herndon VA. Must possess good communication skills, both oral and written; technical leadership skills desired.  Experience in leading and conducting mathematical analysis, modeling and simulation efforts to support product development is desired; prior systems engineering experience is required.  Experience in working with customers to develop technical roadmaps and business strategies is desired. The ability to work across a broad spectrum of disciplines including, RF and acoustics communications at a technical level sufficient to translate customer needs into clear, actionable requirements and interface specifications. Some travel may be required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to lead activities to plan, design, develop and verify complex lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.
  • Leads others to evaluate customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.
  • Leads analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.
  • Leads analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.
  • Leads, develops, maintains and identifies improvements the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.

This position requires an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)

Basic Qualifications (Required Qualifications): 

  • MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • 5+ years of systems/software engineering experience
  • Active U.S. Top Secret Clearance

Desired Qualifications: 

  • PhD Mathematics
  • TS/SCI w/CI Poly
  • DOORS
  • MatLab
  • Guidance Navigation Control experience
  • Boeing Mustang Program Experience

Typical Education Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master+12 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Relocation:

This position offers relocation based upon candidate eligibility. Basic relocation for eligible internal candidates.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

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Conservation Policy Analyst

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
17 days ago
Washington, DC
17 days ago

JOB TITLE:  Conservation Policy Analyst

CLASSIFICATION: Professional 3

SALARY: $64,000 - $68,000

FLSA:  Exempt

DEPARTMENT:  Center for Conservation Innovation

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

REPORTS TO:  Senior Conservation Policy Analyst

LAST REVISED:  February 2021

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Conservation Policy Analyst plays a key role in the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, assisting with the analysis of conservation implementation to find new and creative solutions for wildlife conservation.  At the Center, we focus on wildlife conservation research, development, and advocacy at the intersection of science, technology, and policy.  This includes leading and collaborating on , developing new tools for conservation that use cutting-edge technologies, and imagining the next generation of policies, all to improve conservation outcomes.   

This work covers nearly every aspect of conservation law and policy as it relates to imperiled species and their habitats, including recovery planning, listings, permitting, candidate species conservation, land governance, and state-federal partnerships and relationships. As a member of the Center’s policy team, you would work collaboratively with other team members, as well as help develop and manage your own projects that further Defenders’ goals, and that are related to your areas of expertise and interest. 

We are an interdisciplinary team and welcome candidates from all backgrounds relevant to conservation. We are particularly interested in candidates who have training or experience in the fields of environmental psychology, judgment and decision-making, ecological economics, conservation finance or the application of social science to conservation issues. 

Experience overseeing, contributing to, or implementing key components of endangered species or other wildlife programs in a state or federal wildlife agency, federal departments, other offices within the Executive Branch, or Congress is especially useful. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary and essential functions in which the position is the primary owner and driver; should not include functions that are generally delegated to other employees.

  • Assist the Senior Conservation Policy Analyst with the analysis of conservation policy, especially with respect to conservation laws such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
  • Analyze proposed legislation, regulations, and policies affecting or related to the ESA or other conservation laws and help develop recommended positions for Defenders. 
  • Assist with and lead conservation research projects that inform policy decisions, in consultation with others in the Center and across Defenders, with the possibility of publication in traditional and novel media (e.g., infographics, web-based reports).   
  • Assist with and lead the development of innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of conservation laws and policies.  
  • Collaborate with program staff within Defenders on science, technology, or policy issues, including with colleagues at the Center and Field Conservation, Government Relations/Outreach and Conservation Law departments.
  • Assist with and manage policy interns and their projects on a regular basis. 
  • Assist in writing grants and soliciting support for CCI’s projects. 
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education: Bachelor's (B.A./B.S.) degree or equivalent
Experience:
4 years of relevant experience
At least 2 years in conservation policy, preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities for Professional 

Administrative

  1. Ability to accurately maintain electronic and physical records
  2. Anticipate and meet the needs of internal and/or external stakeholders delivering excellent service

Communication

  1. Ability to clearly and accurately communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  2. Ability to articulate complex ideas clearly, accurately and concisely
  3. Ability to convey effective messages to broad and diverse constituencies
  4. Ability and willingness to effectively represent Defenders’ interests in external environments
  5. Ability to exert influence and build consensus with internal and external stakeholders

Critical Thinking

  1. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion
  2. Strong research and data analysis skills, including ability to gather and synthesize information from multiple sources to produce high quality work products in a consistent, efficient, accurate, and timely manner
  3. Creative problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with willingness to experiment and innovate new methods.
  4. Facilitate and promote the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies into Defenders’ work
  5. Ability to independently exercise appropriate judgment in response to complex and/or fluid environments
  6. Strategic thinker with the ability to take high-level strategy and translate into relatable points and action steps.

Project Management

  1. Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines while balancing competing assignments
  2. Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities while remaining responsive to urgent requests
  3. Ability to take ownership of a project or process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues
  4. Ability to manage deadlines on multiple cross-functional projects in a dynamic environment
  5. Demonstrated ability in managing competing interests on complex issues
  6. Ability to independently initiate project and initiative ideas; managing projects and initiatives through to completion

Coalition and Community Engagement

  1. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to form effective working relationships with diverse constituencies including federal/state agencies; elected officials and their staff; Defenders’ members and donors; private landowners; hunters and anglers; community leaders; religious, scientific, and academic communities; and /or the general public.
  2. Ability to lead diverse stakeholders in collaborative activities, to anticipate policy issues impacting wildlife and make recommendations within Defenders, other organizations, and coalitions.
  3. Networking skills to engage with leaders in the conservation community, federal and state agencies, NGOs, and other organizations.

Conservation Knowledge (if applicable)

  1. Expert-level knowledge of Defenders’ legal, scientific, and/or political issues
  2. Expert-level knowledge of national and regional social, political, and ecological landscapes

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities for Policy Analyst

  1. Knowledge of the details of conservation implementation, in particular with concerning one or more U.S. laws such as the ESA, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the National Forest Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, or similar statutes.
  2. Experience with legislative and administrative processes, federal agencies, and wildlife and conservation programs generally.
  3. Skill in policy analysis and a strong understanding of its integration with scientific research.
  4. Ability to lead and collaborate in original research and produce reports, articles, and other written products publicizing that research.
  5. Ability to stay up to date on developments in conservation policy, law, and science.
  6. Expertise in ecological economics, wildlife management, environmental policy, environmental management or planning, conservation biology, environmental law, or a related discipline in the social or natural environmental sciences preferred.

Visit www.defenders.org to apply. 

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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Engagement & Outreach Manager, Public Policy

Twitter

Washington, DC
4 days ago
Washington, DC
4 days ago
Company Description

Twitter is a world-wide communications platform that is changing how people interact and communicate at home and at work. Public policy issues posed by the continuing spread of digital technology and web-based communications services now arise in regulatory bodies and legislatures. 

Job Description

We act as Twitter’s ambassadors to government policymakers, regulators, and civil society groups on public policy issues. We focus on addressing issues such as freedom of expression, privacy, online safety, net neutrality, and surveillance reform to advance the interests of Twitter and our customers. In addition, we serve as the @TwitterGov team & showcase the use of Twitter for civic purposes as well as the @TwitterForGood team, providing guidance, resources, and support for Twitter’s Corporate Philanthropy mission, including authorizing Ads for Good.

About the Role 

  • You will  represent Twitter externally with the US Administration, select agencies, and third-party groups and identify and manage special projects for both the U.S. and Canada Policy Teams that harness the power of Twitter to achieve policy objectives. 
  • You will be responsible for contributing to and executing digital partnerships, trainings, and strategies with state, local, and federal government partners, including federal agencies and legislative bodies within the US and Canada.
  • Work directly with the US and Canada Policy Teams to identify key partners and establish a management process for Twitter engagement and success.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams, as well as external partners and peer companies to achieve results for government partners. 
  • Work closely with the Global Civic Partnerships & Innovation team to develop solutions for U.S. civic engagement, including product experiences, audience development, influence engagement, and content opportunities to protect and enhance Twitter’s reputation and values.
  • Work closely with the Global Civic Partnerships & Innovation team to further U.S. and Canada creative content objectives and resources for Twitter owned and operated handles to showcase use cases of Twitter for US and Canada government and political engagement.
  • Work closely with the Social Impact/@TwitterforGood team to implement campaigns and strategies in U.S. and Canada markets with nonprofit partners.

About You

  • Strong understanding of the US federal government, including federal agencies, as well as an established network with current leadership in Washington, DC. A plus if experience with Canada public policy initiatives
  • Be a consensus builder who is respected by those on all sides of the political spectrum.
  •  Compelling political experience and savvy with strong policy, communications, and digital skills. Preference for political communications director or press secretary types who are looking to leverage their chops to help achieve policy outcomes.
  • Collaborative, detail-oriented, creative, and results-driven. Advanced presentation and public speaking skills
Qualifications
  • 7 years professional experience
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Master's preferred but not required with relevant experience

Additional Information

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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Advocacy and Policy Officer, APP

PATH

Kinshasa
1 day ago
Kinshasa
1 day ago

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
PATH's Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) department works to improve the health of women and children by strengthening policies and financing, impacting their well-being, including support for research and development. We work with policymakers, coalitions, and other influential stakeholders to drive change at the global, national, and sub-national levels. APP is a department of more than 50 staff, across multiple locations worldwide.
PATH is recruiting an Advocacy and Policy Officer who will work in close collaboration with advocacy and technical experts across PATH

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing advocacy strategies and corresponding activities to advance specific policy change in support of immunization, sleeping sickness and child health, including resources and commitments for expanded vaccine coverage, equitable access, and sustainable financing for immunization programs.
  • Building on PATH’s current programs to develop and strengthen relationships with targeted policy makers and government staff, as well as key opinion leaders to promote prioritized policy changes at the provincial level.
  • Cultivating partnerships and networks with key actors, stakeholders, and partners working in the areas of child health, immunization, health financing, supply chain, procurement, and accountability mechanisms, to maximize impact and resources to further child health and immunization policy priorities.
  • Supporting the Policy and Advocacy Country Lead to attend and represent the DRC team at external and internal meetings, where necessary.
  • Monitoring and reporting on financial and political commitments relative to child health, sleeping sickness and immunization throughout the project.
  • Working with DPS colleagues in Kwango and Kwilu to ensure the smooth administration and completion of activities
  • Collaborating with advocacy and communication specialists, as well as technical experts across PATH, to develop and produce innovative advocacy materials and dissemination approaches to effectively promote priority policy changes to key policymakers and other external audiences. Advocacy materials may include print, online, and multi-media formats. This may include cultivating new immunization champions and ensuring they are equipped with appropriate messaging and information.
  • Coordinating and planning events, including meetings, workshops, forums, trainings, and conferences as needed to make progress with prioritized policy changes.
  • Supporting local organizations to engage with program implementers and decision makers to mobilize advocacy agendas.
  • Representing PATH and the APP team where necessary.
  • Contributing to report preparation process, as necessary.

Required Skills
Required Experience

  • University degree in Public or Community Health, Communications, social science or a related discipline.
  • At least ten years of relevant work experience, or seven years of work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in direct advocacy, with advocacy experience related to MNCH, vaccines and immunization strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups from a variety of sectors or levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner, including the ability to analyze and draft policy
  • Demonstrated success in influencing sleeping sickness, child health and/or immunization related policies at the national or provincial levels
  • Demonstrated success planning and coordinating advocacy activities to support policy goals
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government personnel, NGO partners, and international organizations
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Familiarity with global and national strategies that govern child health and immunization, including the Global Vaccine Action Plan
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Willingness to travel, as necessary
  • Fluency in both French and English
  • Existing, professional, high-level governmental and political contacts in the two provinces preferred.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Domestic Policy Associate

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Washington, DC
3 days ago
Washington, DC
3 days ago

Summary

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), an established Capitol Hill Quaker lobbying organization, is seeking an entry-level, legislative associate to provide program support for our Domestic Policy portfolio.

Reporting to the Legislative Director for Domestic Policy, the Domestic Policy Associate will provide administrative support to the Director and the Domestic Policy Team, with an emphasis on the economic justice program. The Domestic Policy Team works on economic justice, immigration and refugee issues, Native American concerns, sustainable energy and environment, justice reform, election integrity, and gun violence prevention, emphasizing a racial justice lens. The Associate will support FCNL by organizing, drafting, and delivering letters and information to Capitol Hill; provide support for FCNL partner lobby groups and coalitions; assist in setting up lobby visits with congressional offices; assist with data entry and recording FCNL lobbying; complete lobby disclosure reports; cover various meetings and congressional hearings; respond to constituent queries, and provide additional administrative support.

At FCNL, we embrace having a multitude of voices and talents working together to strengthen our impact in the world. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organization that welcomes, values and respects the different perspectives of every individual. We are actively soliciting applicants from all ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious backgrounds.

The Organization

FCNL lobbies from a basis of spiritual and ethical purpose and seeks to change government policy and practice for the better, playing a key role in lobbying initiatives on Capitol Hill that focus on racial and economic justice, peace, stewardship of the environment, and election integrity.

FCNL’s lobbyists build extensive connections with congressional offices and conduct focused legislative campaigns on the following current priorities: peacebuilding, human rights, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, curtailing endless war, cutting Pentagon spending, criminal justice reform, immigration reform, gun control, solutions to climate change, economic justice, and Native American issues. FCNL and Friends approach each of these priorities by identifying, exposing, and working to eliminate institutional racism, sexism, and militarism in order to promote genuine equality of opportunity and communities in which everyone can safely live, learn, work, worship and love.

FCNL’s dedicated grassroots network brings constituent perspectives into congressional offices—both in Washington at two major lobbying events each year, and in local district offices. FCNL informs and educates its network through newsletters and collateral materials and activates its grassroots network through a robust website, email, and social media outreach.

FCNL’s national network includes people from many different faiths and backgrounds who are activists and donors. The organization is dedicated to growing the network with a particular emphasis on building effective relationships as a path to policy change. In the past three years, FCNL increased the number of in-person visits from its constituents to legislators by 50 percent. Headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, FCNL is governed by a General Committee of 190 Quakers from across the country and employs a staff of about 55, including 20 registered lobbyists.

FCNL has brought Quaker values to bear on national policy throughout its 77-year history through congressional testimony, Capitol Hill visits, grassroots lobbying, and educational initiatives. Its strategic direction in the coming years is to create a bigger presence for FCNL—through media and marketing, as well as through its growing and vibrant network of activists.

Priorities and Responsibilities

Research

  • Read, synthesize and report out the content of government documents, committee reports, legislation, other organizational materials, and relevant articles on specific policy or legislation;
  • Research members of Congress and coalition capacity for effective powermapping and advocacy in selected states/districts;
  • Prepare target/swing lists of lawmakers aligned with organizational capacity;
  • Assist in tracking and maintaining accurate and up to date information on congressional votes, positions, and policy proposals;

Writing and Communication

  • Develop resources for national, state, and local advocacy, such as blog posts, web updates, factsheets, talking points, sign-on letters, and action alerts;
  • Take detailed and comprehensive notes at meetings, briefings, hearings, and policy events;
  • Communicate with congressional offices;
  • Reach out to coalition partners about meetings, sign-on letters, lobby visits, advocacy resources, and other collaborative activities;
  • Interpret FCNL legislative issues internally and with coalition partners;
  • Respond to FCNL constituents’ questions as needed.

Administrative

  • Provide general administrative support for the Domestic Policy Team and the Legislative Director for Domestic Policy;
  • Schedule internal and external meetings;
  • Maintain databases to track congressional, administrative, and organizational contacts and outreach efforts;
  • Assist in planning policy‐related events such as Hill briefings;
  • Submit lobby disclosure reports and other similar reports for FCNL;
  • Provide other administrative support as needed.

This description outlines the general nature of the duties that a person in this position would perform. It is expected that the employee will perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Requirements

  • At least two years of administrative experience in advocacy, community organizing, or direct service work;
  • Interest in the legislative process, politics, and public policy;
  • Very well-organized, detail-oriented, and thorough;
  • Proven time management and project management skills; ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast‐paced work environment;
  • Ability to take initiative, be creative, and work independently, but knows when to seek guidance;
  • Excellent notetaking skills and a strong writer;
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment; works well in groups and in coalition;
  • Ability to study issues and can quickly absorb information;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Comfortable working in an office environment that reflects the Quaker testimonies of peace, equality, simplicity, and truth; and working within the Quaker process of FCNL;
  • Commitment to involving, promoting, and respecting participants from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Benefits

Salary starts at $47,000 and is negotiable based on experience. Robust benefits include health/dental/vision insurance; disability and life insurance; paid leave plus holidays; parental leave; generous employer contribution to a retirement plan; public transit benefit, and more.

This is a full-time non-exempt position, based on a 37.5-hour work week. Because of the focus on Congress, we expect this individual to work out of our Washington, DC office once the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided and it is safe to do so.

Posted

4 days ago

Description

Who we are:

At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.

Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes. 

Within the Urban Institute, the Research to Action Lab is an innovation hub serving decision makers and creative thinkers eager to effect social change. We draw on the breadth and depth of Urban’s research insights to test new strategies and develop cutting-edge tools, programs, and trainings, as well as to provide strategic and philanthropic advice to public, nonprofit, and private sector leaders.

The Research to Action Lab seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to work as a Policy Assistant to support projects on a variety of policy topics including mobility from poverty, housing policy, equitable community and economic development, social financing and more.

We believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.

How you’ll contribute:

The successful candidate will work with senior research and policy staff in the Research to Action Lab on a range of projects. This position plays a key support role on tasks that include policy analysis, research, administration, events, and training and technical assistance. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in learning about and applying research evidence to public policy and practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and collaborate with colleagues within the Lab and Across Urban to prepare internal and public products such as literature reviews, memos, op-eds, reports, policy briefs, blog posts, podcasts, and social media.
  • Support planning and development of presentations and trainings delivered by Urban senior staff for practitioners, policymakers, and other external audiences, including developing talking points, writing background memos, composing PowerPoint presentations, and creating training materials.
  • Provide project management support by scheduling team meetings and coordinating logistics; drafting emails, agendas, talking points, and presentations; taking notes and identifying action items and next steps.
  • Coordinate and support logistics and content development for convenings and public events, including drafting invitations, conducting background research, developing speaker prep materials, and supporting outreach to presenters and participants.
  • Conduct background research on a range of topics by identifying, interpreting, and synthesizing both quantitative (census data sets, statistical and survey data) and qualitative information (literature scans, review of relevant federal/local policies).

What you’ll bring:

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Demonstrate interest in public policy through prior work experience, involvement in volunteering programs, leadership positions in academic and/or extra-curricular settings or public policy-related internship. Experience in fast-paced environments with federal, state, local policymakers, philanthropic and/or non-profits leaders is a plus.
  • Have a strong desire to engage and learn about one or more of the following topics: mobility from poverty, low-income and affordable housing, social financing and impact investing, evidence-based policymaking, neighborhood revitalization, equitable community and economic development, and federal, state, or local policy and systems.
  • Bring a commitment to advancing racial equity/social and economic policies to address structural racism.
  • Be well-organized, highly motivated, and able to work effectively on multiple projects at once.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply emerging understanding of local and federal policies, programs, and agencies to assess the application, outcomes and impacts of policy proposals and programmatic interventions.
  • Demonstrate the initiative to suggest improvements or innovations on assigned tasks.
  • Express a willingness to adapt to changes in work assignments, deadlines and project management.
  • Have familiarity with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and social media tools.
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or have demonstrated experience in a relevant professional setting, such as a nonprofit, government, or advocacy organization.

What you’ll experience:

The Urban Institute strives to be a vibrant, creative community of skilled and committed people who bring to their work a whole range of different experiences. Accordingly, the Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage.  Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan plus elect a pretax benefit for commuting expenses.

The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.

For more information about the Urban Institute, please visit our website atwww.urban.org

Who we are:

At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.

Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes. 

Within the Urban Institute, the Research to Action Lab is an innovation hub serving decision makers and creative thinkers eager to effect social change. We draw on the breadth and depth of Urban’s research insights to test new strategies and develop cutting-edge tools, programs, and trainings, as well as to provide strategic and philanthropic advice to public, nonprofit, and private sector leaders.

The Research to Action Lab seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to work as a Policy Assistant to support projects on a variety of policy topics including mobility from poverty, housing policy, equitable community and economic development, social financing and more.

We believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.

How you’ll contribute:

The successful candidate will work with senior research and policy staff in the Research to Action Lab on a range of projects. This position plays a key support role on tasks that include policy analysis, research, administration, events, and training and technical assistance. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in learning about and applying research evidence to public policy and practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and collaborate with colleagues within the Lab and Across Urban to prepare internal and public products such as literature reviews, memos, op-eds, reports, policy briefs, blog posts, podcasts, and social media.
  • Support planning and development of presentations and trainings delivered by Urban senior staff for practitioners, policymakers, and other external audiences, including developing talking points, writing background memos, composing PowerPoint presentations, and creating training materials.
  • Provide project management support by scheduling team meetings and coordinating logistics; drafting emails, agendas, talking points, and presentations; taking notes and identifying action items and next steps.
  • Coordinate and support logistics and content development for convenings and public events, including drafting invitations, conducting background research, developing speaker prep materials, and supporting outreach to presenters and participants.
  • Conduct background research on a range of topics by identifying, interpreting, and synthesizing both quantitative (census data sets, statistical and survey data) and qualitative information (literature scans, review of relevant federal/local policies).

What you’ll bring:

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Demonstrate interest in public policy through prior work experience, involvement in volunteering programs, leadership positions in academic and/or extra-curricular settings or public policy-related internship. Experience in fast-paced environments with federal, state, local policymakers, philanthropic and/or non-profits leaders is a plus.
  • Have a strong desire to engage and learn about one or more of the following topics: mobility from poverty, low-income and affordable housing, social financing and impact investing, evidence-based policymaking, neighborhood revitalization, equitable community and economic development, and federal, state, or local policy and systems.
  • Bring a commitment to advancing racial equity/social and economic policies to address structural racism.
  • Be well-organized, highly motivated, and able to work effectively on multiple projects at once.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply emerging understanding of local and federal policies, programs, and agencies to assess the application, outcomes and impacts of policy proposals and programmatic interventions.
  • Demonstrate the initiative to suggest improvements or innovations on assigned tasks.
  • Express a willingness to adapt to changes in work assignments, deadlines and project management.
  • Have familiarity with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and social media tools.
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or have demonstrated experience in a relevant professional setting, such as a nonprofit, government, or advocacy organization.

What you’ll experience:

The Urban Institute strives to be a vibrant, creative community of skilled and committed people who bring to their work a whole range of different experiences. Accordingly, the Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage.  Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan plus elect a pretax benefit for commuting expenses.

The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.

For more information about the Urban Institute, please visit our website atwww.urban.org

Source: Urban Institute