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  • Senior Policy Analyst, Criminal Justice Reform

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(8/13/2019 10:54 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Senior Policy Analyst will conduct research and analysis of policies and legislation that best advance the organization’s vision, particularly in the area of  criminal justice reform. Reporting to one of AFP’s Policy Managers, this person will work collaboratively with other members of the team to craft analyses, summaries, reports, and other content related to policy positions, current legislation, policy proposals, and provide research to support our criminal justice reform agenda. The candidate should have a commitment to the principles of the organization--specifically, a firm commitment to promoting an effective criminal justice system that protects people and preserves safety.



    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Work to execute our criminal justice reform strategies by producing analysis and research material to assist in the production of policy products, including but not limited to issue summaries, issue briefs, “white papers,” advocacy tools, testimony, opinion, and commentary, and any other material needed to support the organization's engagement efforts
    • Work with state chapters to develop in-depth reform agendas by identifying the most impactful reforms
    • Speak on behalf of the organization as needed, either to the general public or to public officials
    • Assist with the development of letters of support for legislation at the federal and state level, as well as internal briefing documents for internal staff and management on an as-needed basis
    • Aid in the translation of complex issues into talking points/written text for communications and grassroots teams
    • Provide policy recommendations for new and existing organization policy positions
    • Assist on other special projects as needed


    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • A minimum of five years of experience working in a related field (i.e. policy analysis, Capitol Hill position, etc.)
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Experience with the policy issues of criminal justice, particularly overcriminalization, policing practices, due process, sentencing, and re-entry
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
    • Strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment
    • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
    • A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our members, partners, and state chapters


    About Us


    Here are some examples of the positive impact our grassroot staff have made in the lives of Americans across the country. 



    Americans for Prosperity is driving long-term solutions to the country's biggest problems through broad-based grassroots outreach. Our activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit. We have an on-the-ground infrastructure in 36 states that recruits and unites citizens behind a common goal of advancing policies that help people improve their lives. 


    Americans for Prosperity Foundation is dedicated to educating and training citizens to be courageous advocates for the ideas, principles, and policies in a society of mutual benefit--knowing that leads to the greatest prosperity and well-being for all. Our educational programs break barriers standing in the way of people realizing their potential. By eliminating these obstacles to opportunity, in areas like occupational licensing, free speech, K-12 education, and free trade, we are supporting and working to lift up the lives of individuals and local communities. 


    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 


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