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Employment: Fiscal Policy Fellow

Connecticut Voices for Children is seeking a Fiscal Policy Fellow.
Conduct research and advocacy on Connecticut Voices for Children’s tax, budget, and fiscal policy work. Essential duties are predominantly intellectual in character and include work requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.

Essential Functions

  • Work with the Executive and Advocacy Directors and Fiscal Policy Team to implement goals for the fiscal policy research and analysis and to advance advocacy priorities.
  • Manage and conduct, in partnership with other fiscal staff, fiscal, tax, and budget research and analysis, pursuing a research and policy agenda and tax and budget strategies that support thriving families and communities, educational excellent, and equity in opportunity and advance structural changes that improve budget sustainability, transparency, and accountability.
  • Monitor, analyze and write on budget proposals, tax proposals, and other fiscal proposals.
  • Present policy and research information to a variety of audiences, including policymakers, lawmakers, philanthropy, academic thought partners, and news media.
  • In partnership with other fiscal staff, convene annual Budget Forum to share research and policy recommendations concerning fiscal policy.
  • Work with national organizations to advance progressive policy at both state and national levels.
  • Represent Connecticut Voices for Children in advocacy coalitions and legislative settings.
  • Assist in identifying and obtaining funding for this work, including preparing grant applications and grant reports.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in economics, business, policy administration, finance, law or related field.
  • Three or more years in public policy research and advocacy; supervisory experience preferred.
  • Quantitative data analysis using spreadsheets (Excel), statistical analysis software (Stata, R, SPSS, etc.), geographic information systems (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.), and interactive data visualization (Tableau Public, Google Fusion Tables).  Programming experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with economic and state and federal fiscal policy analysis, state budget processes, state and federal tax law, and state and federal data sources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to communicate complex information to non-expert audiences.
  • Experience with lobbying or similar advocacy experience.

In addition, successful candidate must have demonstrated commitment to social justice and equitable opportunity for all children, a flexible mindset, ability to think strategically, ability to work on multiple tasks in a time sensitive manner, comfort collaborating with diverse groups internally and externally, self-motivation, attention to detail, strong project management skills and a commitment to credible and independent analysis.

Salary:  This is a full-time, salaried position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. Generous vacation and holiday schedules.

To Apply
Please send an email with the subject “CT Voices Fiscal Policy Fellow 2017” to Karen Siegel at ksiegel@ctvoices.org. Attach your cover letter, resume or curricula vitae, two writing samples (one about a policy issue geared toward a general audience and a technical research paper), undergraduate and graduate college transcripts (unofficial accepted), and four references (with contact information).

Deadline
Friday, November 10, 2017 or until the position is filled. No phone inquiries please.
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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.