Policy Research Analyst
Job Description This Foundation is creating a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. We mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data. Career Opportunity: This Foundation is seeking a Policy Research Specialist to work in its DC Metro Office located in Arlington, VA. Their Public Policy Center collaborates with policy makers in Congress and the Executive Branch to ensure Americans with vision loss have equal rights and opportunities to fully participate in society. The position reports to the Chief Public Policy and Research Officer The successful candidate will provide specialized knowledge and expertise in the development and analysis of policy research and program evaluation to further their public policy and research agendas and to support their mission, strategic plan and annual initiatives. Responsibilities Offers specialized knowledge and expertise for the proposal, development and implementation of research projects including but not limited to scientific and policy research, demographic studies, and program evaluation. Offers expert guidance to other staff members undertaking research-related activities. Assists with the formulation of research-based public policy and program evaluation recommendations. Provides reliable expert support for the articulation of data and research findings both orally and in writing for lay and professional audiences. Responds to demographic and related information requests and coordinates communication of responses with various foundation departments. Expertly supports the writing of grant proposals and assists with the management of outside-funded projects (federal, state, and/or private), helping to advance and implement their research objectives. Monitors and expertly assesses potential grant opportunities and other opportunities for research revenue. Serves as grant peer reviewer for federal agencies as appropriate and assigned. Undertakes and supports the preparation of original research and research-based knowledge through public presentations, discipline-specific seminars, professional peer-reviewed publication, and consultation. Participates in the design and delivery of research-related sessions and roundtable activities at the foundation/other sponsored events and via the Internet to foster discussion, debate, and information sharing. Serves as an authority on their behalf participating in disability-based and discipline-based coalitions and other venues to advance their public policy agenda and to promote partnership opportunities among interested stakeholders for conducting and disseminating research. Represents the foundation before the US Congress and the Executive Branch through formal and informal written/oral communications, testimony, comments on proposed regulation, etc. for the purpose of articulating support for their public policy agenda with appropriate evidence from relevant fields of research. Maintains professional development in research techniques, and social and policy issues affecting people and services in the vision loss and disability fields, in order to integrate the "state of the art" into their research efforts. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Master's degree required. Master's level expertise in aging services, gerontology, labor research, public health, public administration, or disability-related disciplines strongly preferred. Must possess demonstrable professional/academic proficiency in research methods and policy analysis (including experience statistical analysis software). Demonstrated exceptional speaking and writing skills. Knowledge of and experience in vision loss/disability studies a plus. Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines necessary. Some travel required. Company Description PNP Staffing Group, also known as Professionals for Nonprofits, was one of the first recruiting and staffing firms providing Temp/Temp-To-Hire, Interim Professionals, Executive Search, Direct Hire, and Consulting Services exclusively to support the talent needs of nonprofits, associations & social good organizations around the country. Our Recruiting and Client Service Teams are comprised of experienced staffing professionals and Account Managers with extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector. The principals of our firm have extensive careers in senior executive leadership positions in the sector and are thought leaders in the areas of human capital expansion, talent acquisition and nonprofit leadership. Our goal is simple - to recruit the best talent to help nonprofits around the country do great things and advance their missions. We are driven, highly creative in our approach, resourceful in sourcing the marketplace for top talent, and diligent about providing the very best services to our clients who inspire us to do this work.