POSITION TITLE: Policy Analyst, Full-time (Exempt)
DEPARTMENT: Civic Engagement
REPORTS TO: Civic Engagement Manager
SALARY: 40K – 50K
POST DATE: June 8, 2018
CLOSE DATE: June 30, 2018
Under the supervision of the Civic Engagement Manager, the policy analyst contributes to the overall organizational mission with specific attention given to the Forum’s Housing, Immigration and Latino Agenda efforts, and reviewing and writing related published reports and other data. This position requires a great deal of flexibility, drive, and the ability to manage multiple priorities. It provides a valuable opportunity to be immersed in and have a positive impact on the well-being of the Latino community across the state of Illinois. The policy analyst provides comprehensive, research/data-based recommendations to meet needs and challenges as they might arise.
Duties and responsibilities:
Convene/facilitate Acuerdo meetings with community members in order to develop and execute a common agenda
Provide support and analysis for housing related issues (e.g., policies at local, state, federal levels). Develop and assist with implementation of policy proposals, reports, briefs and advocacy strategies to advance the Forum's housing agenda
Contribute to and/or deliver housing and immigration policy workshops/training to organizational allies, partners, interested community members
Monitor new/emerging research/other information about Latinos – g. http://www.pewhispanic.org
Monitor local, state and federal housing and immigration legislation, policies, advocacy efforts.
Research/design/create/coordinate analyses, reports, fact sheets, blog/website entries/newsletters, etc. as requested
Other duties as assigned
B.A. in policy or related field required; Advanced degree preferred. Three – five years’ experience in nonprofits, work in the Latino community, and/or prior experience in related issues. Superior communications (writing/speaking/presentation) and interpersonal skills required. Aptitude for taking initiative and problem solving. Proficient in MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel; internet.
The Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and actively seeks diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Women and POC are highly encouraged to apply.
The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence, and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.The mission of the Latino Policy Forum is to build the power, influence, and leadership of the Latino community through collective action to transform public policies that ensure the well being of our community and society as a whole.