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Employment: Economic And Fiscal Policy, Senior Fellow

Connecticut Voices for Children is seeking a Senior Economic and Fiscal Policy Fellow.
Lead research and advocacy at Connecticut Voices for Children on state, federal and municipal tax, budget, and economic development work, supervising Fiscal Policy Fellow and Associate Fiscal Policy Fellow. 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 to develop and implement goals for fiscal and economic policy research, analysis and advocacy.
  • Plan, manage, and lead economic and fiscal research, analysis, and advocacy grounded in a commitment to equitable opportunity for all children. Issues may incude state and federal fiscal policy, family economic security, and inclusive economic growth.
  • Monitor, analyze, and write about budget proposals and tax proposals, with a focus on how they impact child and family wellbeing.
  • Present policy and research information to a variety of audiences, including policymakers, lawmakers, philanthropy, academic thought partners, and news media.
  • Lead annual Budget Forum to share research and policy recommendations concerning economic and 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, legislative settings, and academic settings.
  • Assist in identifying and obtaining funding for this work, including preparing grant applications and grant reports.
  • Manage, evaluate, and mentor fiscal policy fellow and associate fiscal policy fellow.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have demonstrated commitment to social justice and equitable opportunity for all children, excellent written and verbal communications 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 also have:

  • A terminal degree in economics, business, law, or related field (Ph.D. or J.D.preferred; 7-10 years experience plus relevant Master’s will be considered)
  • 5 or more years in public policy research and advocacy; 2 or more years supervisory experience.
  • 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 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 similar advocacy experience preferred.

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.