Policy Analyst- NASCSP

Washington DC
Posted 2 weeks ago

The role of the Policy Analyst will work closely with the Directors to conduct research on CSBG, WAP, Community Action and general poverty research to inform agency and network work as well as legislative goals. Responsibilities include design and management of client surveys, interviews with service providers, analysis of program evaluation data, and written reports. The Policy Analyst reports to the Research Director.Salary range $55,000 – $75,000, based on experience and qualifications. Benefits package. Remote position possible.

Interested parties should send their cover letter/resume, in one PDF document, to nascspempops@gmail.com. Please note the job title “Policy Analyst” in the “Subject” line. Response deadline 5:00PM, Thursday, May 28, 2020.


• Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of data for a variety of stakeholders
• Communicate with states to collect, review, and organize data
• Develop surveys and interview tools to collect and organize data
• Complete evaluation projects for both CSBG and WAP
• Develop and draft annual reports, congressional reports, and other studies as requested (including text, graphs, tables)
• Assist with the designing and editing of data collection forms, instruments, and instructions

• Develop and draft fact sheets (state and national) and other research publications
• Develop and draft data content for social media, newsletters, blog posts, and the website
• Develop tools and resources for states to better utilize their own data
• Craft issue briefs, comments on federal rules, and other policy related documents
• Maintain and update NASCSP webpages displaying research, data, and other publications

• Provide support to the Research Director
• Interface with Congressional staffers to communicate the NASCSP Board’s policy priorities
• Plan legislative events such as Capitol Hill briefings on NASCSP programs
• Connect NASCSP members to policy makers through meetings in DC and in states
• Attend informational forums and other policy events related to NASCSP programs

• As assigned by program directors


• BA or BS required (commensurate experience may be considered in lieu of degree)
• Knowledge and experience of program evaluation principles, qualitative and quantitative analysis, theories, concepts and practices is a plus. Master’s degree in social science discipline a plus.
• Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing
• Knowledge of MS Office Suite/Office 365 including Access, Power Point, Constant Contact/Mail Chimp, WordPress, and Survey Monkey
• Strong ability to manage multiple tasks with little supervision and take on increasing responsibilities
• Desire to immerse yourself in the details of state & federal human services programs track record of excellence in attention to detail & willingness to learn new skills.

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