The Policy Analyst will serve as one of the organization’s advocacy voices and promote policies for youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) on Capitol Hill, within the Administration and federal agencies, at international meetings and with colleague organizations; represent and boldly champion Advocates’ policy priorities on coalitions; analyze the impact of legislation and regulation on young people; develop materials, policy briefs, public comments, and reports; organize lobby visits for youth and adult activists and other staff members; and work closely with Advocates’ program, organizing and communications staff. The Policy Analyst will also collaborate with the International Youth Health & Rights department to support and inform Advocates programmatic work, as well as support the International Youth Leadership Council (IYLC) in their youth advocacy work. The Policy Analyst must be knowledgeable in the policy issues surrounding young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights at an international and domestic level, able to assert Advocates’ policy priorities, and able to develop forward-thinking and original strategy, while keeping track of details.
The position focuses approximately 75% of its responsibilities on US foreign/international SRHR policy and 25% on domestic policy, though these percentages may shift depending on various factors including political landscape, internal capacity, rapid response priorities, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree with two to five years’ experience in international and/or domestic policy on youth reproductive and sexual health or a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. foreign policy, federal, legislative and policy issues surrounding young people’s reproductive and sexual health at the international and/or national level. Ability to develop “big picture” strategy while keeping track of details and thinking outside the box. Ability to digest large amounts of information quickly and turn it into concise, user-friendly materials for the Hill, media, colleagues, and youth. Ability to link policy with grassroots organizing and communications work of the organization. Must be a self-starter, able to prioritize and meet tight deadlines and a team player, able to work collaboratively with other staff. Strong analytical, writing and interpersonal skills required. Experience conducting advocacy trainings, running advocacy events, and working with congressional and/or administrative agency offices desired. A demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse group preferred. Willingness to set forth bold and creative ideas to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice. A commitment to Advocates for Youth’s mission and goals required.
This is a full time position (35 hours per week) and includes health/dental benefits, life and short- and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and student loan pay-down benefit upon start date.
Please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples (no more than three pages each), current salary and three references with subject line Policy Analyst and last name. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 31, 2019.
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