Policy Analyst (U.S. Remote)
Title: Policy Analyst
Reporting to: Sr Dir of Government Affairs
Location: United States / Remote, requires U.S. work authorization
Term: Permanent Full Time
Compensation: $65 - $70K
Deadline: Applicants should apply by May 30, 2023 for priority consideration
WorkMoney is dedicated to lowering costs and raising incomes for all Americans to make American life more affordable and American families more economically secure. We provide products, services, perks, benefits, tips, and tools to help members improve their financial lives, and we have become a trusted source of information about financial matters, economic policy, and public debates about the economy for our 3.7 million (and growing) members. You can find out more about WorkMoney at workmoney.org and Facebook.
Why We’re Hiring A Policy Analyst
WorkMoney’s Research & Policy work has become more and more cross-functional in the last year, meaning, we work closely with team members in all departments. We provide curated research and analysis to teams focused on member communications, while also doing fact checking and copyediting of messages for members when communicating about emergent policy and political news. In the next year, our portfolio will expand as we look to provide fact based research and analysis on policy issues across more issue areas and jurisdictions. To continue doing this work well, WorkMoney is creating an additional role to increase our research capacity to support this growing body of work.
What You’ll Be Responsible For
The Policy Associate will focus on providing policy analysis and research support, as directed by the Senior Director of Government Affairs. You’ll be a member of the policy, research and legislative affairs teams, while also working directly with teams responsible for digital and field-based member communications.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Research and organize information: discover, research, and organize information about new programs, taxes, and benefits at the state, local, and federal levels that will put dollars back in the pockets of WorkMoney members
- Write original policy memos: research, write and edit memos that analyze policies/laws, highlighting model policies and provisions that benefit WorkMoney members
- Compile and track publicly shared data on financial security: research and compile statistics and research reports from external sources regarding the financial security of everyday Americans
- Attend and cull insight from external events: seek out and attend policy and research briefings sponsored by partner organizations; and, provide timely updates from partner events to cross-team stakeholders where relevant
- Collaborate with outside organizations: build relationships and collaborate with other partners in the financial services sectors to share research and information.
- Edit and review external policy communications: review WorkMoney’s external communications (e.g. member communications, website text, op-eds) for policy accuracy
- Provide general administrative support: provide support as needed to the Senior Director of Legislative Affairs. Examples of assignments may include:
- Reviewing and compiling member comments to send to Congressional offices
- Drafting emails
- Preparing fact sheets, talking points, and slide decks
What You’ll Need To Be Successful
This role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work both independently and across teams at WorkMoney.
- Strong research and analytical skills
- Prior experience working for or with non-profit organizations on policy issues
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Attention to detail, with an emphasis on accuracy
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to collaborate with colleagues across the organization
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
- Open to input / collaboration on all elements of the work
- A “can do” attitude
Nice to Have:
- Prior experience working on government benefits implementation
- Knowledge of state, federal, and local tax credits and benefits
- Familiarity with on-going research at other non-profit organizations
We’re proud to offer generous benefits like competitive pay, expansive paid time off options, and employer contributions to retirement and student loan repayment. The salary for this role is $65,000 - $70,000 annually. WorkMoney covers the premiums for healthcare, dental, and vision plans so you don’t have to, offers a 6% 401K employer match, four weeks paid vacation, generous paid family and medical leave, and annual allowances for remote work and professional development.
Why join our team?
Our workplace is dynamic and we aren’t afraid to pivot when things don’t work. We’re mission driven, hard working, and scrappy AF. We have a good time working on hard things, and embrace the line ‘feedback is a gift’. We jump in to help each other, and make time to reflect when things go well and not so well. The truth of the matter is: we’re doing cool stuff with really cool people and having a great time doing it.
While this is a fully remote workplace, travel is required for full team annual retreats and intermittent team working sessions and retreats.
WorkMoney is an equal opportunity employer. WorkMoney prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, expression, gender identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by law. We see diversity of all kinds as a necessary precondition to doing our work well and strive to build a team that reflects the diverse composition of America itself. We strongly encourage applicants from historically under-represented communities to apply.
Follow the link to the application page, complete the required fields, and submit a resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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