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5996FT job - Oakland - ChangeLab Solutions - Staff Policy Analyst

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    Aug 11, 2014
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      Staff Policy Analyst

      Posted: 11 Aug 2014 11:36 AM PDT

      At ChangeLab Solutions, we believe achieving the common good means everyone has nourishing food; safe places to live and play; plenty of opportunities to bike, walk, or take transit; fresh water and clean air indoors and out. Meeting those needs requires good laws and policies that link housing, education, jobs, and the environment to healthy outcomes. It means efficient government working with strong and diverse leadership toward common goals. Many communities lack those fundamental capacities, and we want to change that. Throughout the nation, ChangeLab Solutions works with neighborhoods, cities, and states to transform communities with laws and policies that create lasting change. Our unique approach, backed by decades of solid research and proven results, helps the public and private sectors make communities more livable, especially for those who are at highest risk because they have the fewest resources. For more information, visit our website at www.changelabsolutions.org. Job Description Summary The Staff Policy Analyst works within an interdisciplinary team to develop policy solutions to public health challenges. S/he conducts research on best practices with respect to a range of public health issues, develops community-specific trainings, writes and refines a range of documents for varying audiences, and provides technical assistance to advocates and professionals working to implement policy change. The ChangeLab Solutions team works on a issues that impact the communities and institutions in which we live, work, play, and learn with a special commitment in low-income and communities of color. Specific responsibilities • Collect, synthesize, and analyze a variety of primary and secondary research sources, including interviews, reports, demographic and health trends, municipal codes, general plans, zoning codes, economic analogies other policy documents, and academic literature; • Craft clear, easy-to-read products ranging from fact sheets to toolkits to PowerPoint decks to peer-reviewed journal articles; • Provide technical assistance to advocates, policymakers, public agency staff, and community groups about existing and proposed policies and strategies that promote public health; • Develop and deliver customized trainings to communities working to implement policy change; • Represent the organization by participating and presenting at trainings, webinars, conferences and meetings on a wide range of policy issues; • Collaborate with other program staff on specific projects; • Assist in the identification of new business opportunities and in the development of program-related content for proposals; and • Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications • Graduate-level degree in public health or public policy (or equivalent degree, e.g., planning, land use, urban studies). Candidates may substitute a minimum of five years of relevant experience for a graduate degree; • Two to five years of professional experience in public policy; • Excellent research, public speaking, and written communication skills with demonstrated attention to detail; • Ability to translate complex policy concepts into plain language for a lay audience; • Experience working with one or more of the following constituencies: local government staff, elected officials, public health departments, school district officials, community-based organizations, community advocates, private sector allies; • Ability to independently manage projects and take personal initiative as well as work collaboratively as a team member; • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced office environment; • Willingness and ability to travel to relevant conferences and trainings, including multi-day trips out of state; and • Excellent computer skills, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Desired qualifications • Skills in outreach, community organizing, relationship cultivation, and consulting; • Experience with public-private partnerships and private development financing; • Experience working with community-based organizations dedicated to social change; • Experience in nonprofit fundraising; and • Fluency in a second language. Compensation This is a full-time position. Salary range is $59,000-75,000 per year depending on experience. ChangeLab Solutions offers a generous benefits package including PTO, medical, dental, vision, and long term disability insurance, life insurance, tax sheltered annuity and a flexible spending plan for medical and childcare expenses. How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and two pertinent writing samples via e-mail to: jobs@.... Please include “Staff Policy Analyst†in the subject line of the e-mail. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer. Firm Name: Catarina Location: 2201 Broadway Suite 502 Oakland, CA 94612 Payment: Paid Contact: Catarina Hinojos Email: jobs@... Phone: Posted: Aug 11, 2014 Category: Other