Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst
State Fiscal Policy

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-profit organization that conducts research and analysis on a range of public policy issues with special emphasis on issues affecting low-income Americans, seeks a policy analyst or senior analyst for its State Fiscal Project.

The analyst will conduct timely and thorough research of state budget and tax issues;  write policy papers;  provide technical assistance to state-level policymakers around the country;  and provide training and strategic advice to state-level nonprofit organizations.  Work products will include short written analyses, longer reports, testimony to state legislatures, interaction with the news media, and public presentations. 

The State Fiscal Project is one of the two largest divisions at the Center and includes several nationally recognized experts in the field.  Center reports receive broad distribution and press attention and play a key role in affecting public debates and policy outcomes.  The Center also coordinates and collaborates with a 38-state network of policy organizations that are seeking to change the terms of the debate on state budget and tax issues and to achieve policy change.  The analyst will need to be able to work collaboratively with other members of the SFP team and with state-level organizations as well as independently. 

Candidates should have:

  • At least two years’ experience working on tax and budget issues at the state or federal level as legislative staff, executive-branch staff, and/or independent researcher or advocate;

  • a relevant graduate degree (or a relevant undergraduate degree plus at least four years’ experience);

  • excellent quantitative, analytic, and communication skills;

  • demonstrated skill/experience in developing strategies to affect public policy debates and decisions; and

  • an ability to consider complex budget and tax issues and explain those issues (both in writing and orally) for broader audiences.

Some travel is required.  Salary:  Commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, including two health insurance options, life and long term disability insurance, retirement, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Information may also be sent to:

State Fiscal Project Search
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
820 First Street, NE - Suite 510
Washington, D.C. 20002

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, takes affirmative action to ensure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, martial status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

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