The Senior Policy Analyst, Health Policy, will help develop strategy and execute a policy agenda that increases opportunities for Latino children and their families to be healthy and thrive, providing skilled analysis of health policy trends in support of UnidosUS’s goals. This position is responsible for identifying promising ideas and solutions, primarily in the areas of nutrition and food security. This person will work with colleagues to plan and conduct rapid-response and long-term analyses of data, policies, and emerging issues. The Senior Policy Analyst will write policy papers, issue briefs, and congressional testimony in a variety of lengths and formats for diverse audiences. This position may also be responsible for convening an effective network of civil rights organizations, community leaders, researchers, and policymakers to effectively frame a federal health policy agenda that invests in the future and targets policy solutions to the most vulnerable in our society including children, low income communities, and immigrants. Success in this role also requires the Senior Policy Analyst to collaborate with colleagues in multiple internal disciplines, including communications, civic engagement, and legislative affairs. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Health Policy and is based in Washington, DC.
• Develop and execute a project plan and agenda for evaluating and analyzing relevant nutrition policies that affect the Latino community. • Analyze emerging public policy issues and trends and produce UnidosUS policy publications including issue briefs, white papers, conference papers, presentations, and testimony, using primary and secondary research sources. • Serve as subject matter expert on nutrition and food security policy. • Represent UnidosUS in external-facing forums, including meetings with congressional staff, policymakers, issue experts and stakeholders, national conferences, and the media. • Lead and participate in coalitions of experts and advocates. • Provide strategic recommendations, as appropriate, to varying levels of UnidosUS leadership.
QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s degree required, and master’s degree in public policy, public health, or related discipline a plus. • Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience in health policy required. • In-depth knowledge of policy analysis, with a demonstrated ability to analyze and produce recommendations, is required. • Experience communicating health policy ideas in public settings such as coalition meetings, congressional briefings, major conferences, and with the media. • Substantive knowledge of healthy policy issues, particularly those related to nutrition and food security, including programs like the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP). • Experience working for a nonprofit organization or on Capitol Hill a plus. • Steadfast commitment to UnidosUS mission, vision, and values (Excellence, Respect, Accountability) • Familiarity and commitment with the U.S. Latino community, Latino nonprofit organizations, and the Latino market a plus. • Ability to design and conduct quantitative analysis to examine the efficiency of existing and/or recommended policy solutions, developing written analysis and policy recommendations. • Extensive and strong writing ability, including developing and writing issue briefs, reports, or other publicly available documents is required. • Displayed commitment to social justice and health equity. • Strong project management skills suited to a dynamic work environment with multiple ongoing responsibilities, tight deadlines, and expectations for high-quality work. • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams), statistical software and data sources. • Commitment to excellence and high standards. • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees. Acute attention to detail. • Flexibility for occasional travel. • Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills a plus.