The Public Policy Analyst will be an integral part of Vulcan’s Government and Community Relations team. This position will be responsible for conducting public policy research and analysis, and supporting the drafting of internal and external papers, articles, briefings and presentations regarding Vulcan’s programs, initiatives and areas of interest, including environmental; natural resource; and national and global security issues. This position will be located in Washington, DC.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Research, draft, edit and develop internal and external materials to support Vulcan’s policy agenda and in alignment with organizational strategy.
- Conduct analysis of emerging issues of political, policy or regulatory consequence to Vulcan, domestically and globally.
- Support work to gather, analyze, simplify, and disseminate public policy content to stakeholders.
- Coordinate with stakeholders and partners to maintain coalitions and build new partnerships.
- Represent Vulcan’s interests in various settings and forums in the United States and perhaps internationally, including conferences, public forums and coalition meetings.
- Support the development of new policy ideas and strategies.
- Monitor legislative and other state and federal governmental activity on policies important to Vulcan.
- Support the drafting of position papers, briefing materials, technical documents, white papers, and presentation materials on relevant legislative and policy issues.
- Translate complex ideas into concise and compelling written products.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some travel will be required.
Required Knowledge, Experience, Skill, and/or Ability
- Exceptional writing and presentation skills and ability to synthesize complex information.
- Experience identifying and advising on key trends, and legislative and regulatory interests and/or concerns.
- Prior experience working with regulatory and governmental policy.
- Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently.
- Ability to juggle multiple projects, all of which have competing deadlines and require collaboration with people inside and outside the organization.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision and be an effective team player.
- Proven ability to execute consistently with energy and drive, motivated by results, urgency and personal commitment.
- High integrity and exceptional work ethic fostering mutual trust and respect to enable positive interactions with external and internal stakeholders.
- Prior think tank or governmental policy experience highly desirable.
Required Computer Skills
- Strong command of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Working knowledge and understanding of information retrieval technology.
- Master’s degree in political science, public policy or related field from accredited institution and 3-5 years relative experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.