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Policy Analyst, Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As a leading Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations with former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who possess views from across the political spectrum. We are currently focused on policy issues related to health, energy, national and homeland security, the economy, education, immigration, infrastructure, governance, and evidence-based policymaking.

BPC is currently seeking a Policy Analyst to support activities for BPC’s Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative. 

BPC’s Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative launched in 2017 to continue and expand upon the work of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. The initiative provides an ongoing institutional presence for the bipartisan cause of producing and using evidence and science to inform policymaking. The initiative brings together leading experts around the generation and use of evidence in policymaking processes; provides advice and expertise on implementation options and strategies related to statistical, evaluation, and privacy policy; and support efforts to develop legislation, regulations, policies, and standards to improve the use of evidence in the country.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The position of Policy Analyst at BPC is a versatile one, involving a variety of tasks, often simultaneously. The analyst will be expected to learn about new and evolving policy issues, and will interact with policy experts and political leaders. 

Specific responsibilities may include conducting research on evaluation, statistical, and privacy issues; drafting and editing reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds; and proactively engaging on other routine tasks such as planning events and communicating BPC’s work through a variety of media. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience conducting policy research, including familiarity with quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
  • Knowledge of and interest in evidence-based policymaking
  • Demonstrated understanding of or experience working with implementation of Federal government programs and policies
  • Ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations
  • Demonstrated research and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with program evaluation, risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, or other policy analytic approaches is a plus
  • Applicant must minimally have completed a four-year undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. At least 3 years of work experience (or a graduate degree and some work experience) is preferred.

BPC values interaction and collaboration across its departments and policy projects. Periodically, opportunities will arise to contribute to new or expanding projects in other policy or functional areas.

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript (if a recent graduate), and references to [email protected]. Please include the title of this job, Policy Analyst, Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative, in the subject line of the application email.

BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.