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POLICY ANALYST

Manhattan Borough President's Office


Description
The Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer seeks a Policy Analyst to assist in developing and implementing the public policy priorities of the office. The Policy Analyst reports to the Borough President's Director of Policy and Research and will join a team of four colleagues within the Policy Unit. The position requires the ability to quickly analyze complex legislative and policy matters and to identify their significance within New York City. Successful applicants can translate the work of the Borough President on complicated issues into language that communicates effectively with the people of Manhattan. We are looking for an individual with a mix of skills, including a facility with New York City public policy, sophisticated research instincts, and superior writing and communications skills. We will consider all qualified applicants meeting the job requirements, regardless of an individual's experience in specific substantive policy areas. The office's policy agenda focuses heavily on preserving the affordability and accessibility of the City for people of all backgrounds and income levels. The office is also deeply invested in issues concerning sustainability, transportation, New York City schools, housing, and the urban environment. Applicants with experience in City budget issues, job creation and economic development are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:
The Policy Analyst’s responsibilities include:

? Self-directed research of policy matters using original source material and primary documents, including the city’s key policy and budget documents. ? Writing in-depth policy reports based on original, empirical research. ? Maintaining a working network of outside sources, including public interest advocates and government colleagues, for the purpose of forming policy research ideas and recommendations. ? Up-to-the-minute command of City and State policy developments in assigned areas of responsibility. ? Answering questions on breaking developments in City and State government, and preparing written briefing documents. ? Identifying emerging issues and policy trends consistent with the office’s stated policy agenda. ? Making presentations to the Borough President and senior staff of the office for the purpose of initiating new policy investigations and research projects. ? Organizing and leading working groups.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have the following experience and abilities:

? A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience in government, a public policy non-profit organization, or relevant investigative, analytical and writing experience. ? Exceptional writing skills. ? Demonstrated ability to explain complex policy matters in simple language (i.e., written reports or policy briefs). ? A track record of working successfully with government officials (including staff) or public policy advocates. ? Familiarity with the current policy issues most relevant to New York City.

Preferred:
The personal attributes we are seeking include: the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced government office; an eagerness to be supportive of colleagues and to work collaboratively; strong interest in current events and in the everyday concerns of the people of New York City.

How TO APPLY:
The Office of the Manhattan Borough President is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Office of the Manhattan Borough President is committed to a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position. People of color, women, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender people, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume in a single Word or PDF document via email to resumes@manhattanbp.org with “Policy Analyst” in the subject line.

About Organization:
Please Note: New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment. However, City employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County.


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