Director, Policy Analysis Center

Employer
UnidosUS
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Aug 29, 2019
Ref
275504313
Hours
Full Time
Institution in the community service sector. The Director of the Policy Analysis Center will work in consultation with senior leadership in the Policy and Advocacy component to set overall strategic goals and objectives for UnidosUS's policy analysis activities. The Director will be responsible for ensuring the production of highly-skilled, timely, and relevant policy documents/materials in support of UnidosUS's goals. This individual will work to build substantive depth in a range of policy issues including education and health; analyze new and emerging policy issues that affect the Latino community and think creatively in support of the development of policy recommendations and solutions. In addition, this individual will contribute to efforts to provide decision-makers, community leaders, and stakeholders with timely and relevant information that shapes the content of policy proposals emanating from congress, state governments, and administrative agencies. The Director will supervise staff and will be expected to provide support to policy project directors and policy analysts. The Director will coordinate, develop, and participate in public policy forums, summits, briefings, and other events where relevant policy matters are discussed. This will include serving as a spokesperson on Latino policy priorities and representing UnidosUS priorities in internal and external meetings and before congressional staff, policymakers/experts, and issue stakeholders. This position will be a part of the senior management team and will report directly to the Vice President. UnidosUS offers a collaborative, team-based environment that fosters a culture of ideas and debate. We approach our work from multiple perspectives and methods, understanding both the specific issues and their larger interrelated systems. Master's degree required and eight to ten years of relevant experience. Must demonstrate strong written, analytical, editorial, and oral communication skills, have experience publishing as well as editing articles, studies, or other relevant and publicly available documents. Must demonstrate understanding of issues facing Latino and immigrant communities. Must have experience thinking creatively to develop policy ideas or solutions. Must be able to demonstrate prior experience communicating policy ideas in public settings such as congressional hearings, major conferences, or written materials such as reports or issue briefs. Must have the ability to quickly gain knowledge of new topics and make determinations of their impact on various constituencies. Must have experience supervising policy projects and staff. Must have ability to work as part of a team as well as execute collaborative projects independently, and the ability to take initiative, work effectively under tight deadlines, and coordinate multiple projects. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), Outlook, statistical software, data sources, and internet queries required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills a plus.

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