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Fiscal and Economic Policy Fellow

Connecticut Voices for Children is hiring a Fiscal and Economic Policy Fellow.

About us:

Connecticut Voices for Children is a research-based child advocacy organization working to ensure that all Connecticut children have an equitable opportunity to achieve their full potential.  For more about our work and our staff, please visit

The Fiscal and Economic Policy Fellow will lead state tax, budget, and economic development research and advocacy at Connecticut Voices for Children.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Executive and Advocacy Directors to develop and implement goals for Voices’ fiscal and economic policy research, reports, and legislative/administrative advocacy
  • Monitor, analyze, and write on state budget and revenue proposals, pension reform proposals, and family economic security proposals
  • Plan and conduct—in partnership with other staff—economic and fiscal research, analysis, and advocacy on issues related to state and federal fiscal policy and family economic security, prioritizing work that promotes racial equity through inclusive economic growth; long-term investments in children and families; and structural changes to promote efficiency, sustainability, transparency, and accountability
  • Contribute to reports, fact sheets, blog posts, and other publications
  • Present policy and research analyses to a variety of audiences
  • Advocate for Voices’ proposals with lawmakers, legislative staff, and administrative agency staff
  • With support from other staff, plan and convene Voices’ annual Budget Forum to educate stakeholders and share policy recommendations
  • Represent Voices in advocacy coalitions, legislative settings, and academic partnerships
  • Assist in identifying and obtaining funding for this work, including preparing grant applications and grant reports and communicating with funders in writing and in-person
  • Supervise one or more junior staff members
  • Provide additional support to contribute to Voices’ broader goals as needed and appropriate


  • Must have academic knowledge of and research experience in a discipline generally associated with a degree in public policy, law, economics, or a related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fiscal and economic policy including issues of racial equity
  • High level of flexibility and ability to work in an environment that can be fast-paced
  • Demonstration of supervisory experience and strong interpersonal skills preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have experience analyzing data from state or national sources

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Generous benefits.

To apply: Please send your resume/cv, cover letter, and a five-page writing sample (excerpts are fine) to Karen Siegel at by July 11, 2019.

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