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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 Senior Fellow in Economic and Fiscal Policy, in partnership with other fiscal staff, to conduct fiscal, tax, and budget research and analysis, pursuing a research and policy agenda that supports thriving families and communities, educational excellence, and equity in opportunity.
  • Monitor, analyze, and write about 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.
  • Facilitate annual Budget Forum to share research and policy recommendations concerning fiscal policy.
  • Work with national organizations to advance inclusive and equitable 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:

The successful candidate must have demonstrated commitment to social justice and equitable opportunity for all children, excellent written and verbal communication skills, 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. The ideal candidate will have:

  • 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, for example, 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 is a plus.
  • Familiarity with economic and state and federal fiscal policy analysis, state budget processes, state and federal tax law, and state and federal data sources. Experience with lobbying or advocacy helpful.

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 Senior Economic and Fiscal Policy Fellow 2017” to Karen Siegel at ksiegel@ctvoices.org. Attach your cover letter, résumé or curriculum 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). We will not contact references before speaking with you.

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.