Americans are struggling to balance work and family. The cost of living, growing caregiving needs, and changing structure of the family unit have made it increasingly challenging for many families to care for their loved ones while maintaining financial security. This is elevating a national conversation about the need for a pragmatic and bipartisan federal paid family leave policy. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is committed to developing a series of data-driven and consensus-based policies to improve the system for working families.
BPC is currently seeking a policy analyst to support BPC’s Task Force on Paid Family Leave, which is composed of former policymakers from across the political spectrum. As part of a dynamic team, the analyst will conduct research, develop policy proposals, provide project management, and draft written content.
With bipartisan momentum toward federal paid family leave, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on key issues affecting real working families, meet with experts and stakeholders, and witness firsthand how ideas are debated by principals and translated into policy recommendations.
Roles and Responsibilities
The position of Policy Analyst at BPC is a versatile one, involving a variety of tasks, often at the same time. Specific responsibilities may include conducting research on issues in paid family leave policy; drafting and editing reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds; and proactively engaging on other meaningful tasks such as planning events and communicating BPC’s work through a variety of media. The Policy Analyst will be an essential part of a small and hard-working team.
Don’t have years of expertise on paid family leave? Don’t worry. We recognize that expertise on this subject is rare and are looking for someone who is both passionate about the issue and has the foundational skills to become an expert and support our team. Experience working on financial security, economic opportunity, or other issues affecting today’s working families is a plus.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
- Knowledge of and interest in federal policymaking; experience with policy related to working families, economic opportunity, financial security, or women’s issues is preferred
- Team-oriented collaborator, but capable of autonomy
- Experience conducting policy research and turning it into digestible memos
- Experience writing public facing content is a plus (blogs, op-eds, collateral, etc)
- Ability to multi-task on numerous assignments, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations
- Strong organizational skills
- Familiarity with program evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and/or other policy analysis approaches is a plus
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree and 2+ years of relevant work experience is required.
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 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, and governance.
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, Paid Family Leave, in the subject line of the application email.
BPC is an equal opportunity employer.