Location: Triangle Region (Raleigh/Durham) of North Carolina (some travel required)
Start Date: Before December 1st
Reports to: Executive Director (NC)
This is a full-time role.
Essential Functions: Common Cause North Carolina is seeking a Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst (depending on experience) to support our public policy, legislative advocacy and research, and campaigns work across multiple program areas, primarily advancing pro-democracy legislation, policies, rules, and platforms.
We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual with 2-3 years of related experience to work closely with Common Cause North Carolina’s policy, advocacy, organizing and campaigns teams. Commitment to antiracist, intersectional policy work focused on better serving voters of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and immigrant populations is a must.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Assisting in developing a range of high-quality written materials, including policy reports and policy memos
- Facilitating both in-person and virtual trainings and partner discussions on related policy topics
- Drafting organizational comments and statement for the record responding to local and state policy actions
- Working directly with state/local government agencies and community-based organizations to implement policy and/or initiatives to advance democracy.
- Collaborating with national partners on strategy to advance policy priorities
- Tracking policy proposals and implementation in assigned content areas.
- Helping to prepare and complete deliverables and reports to funders.
- Representing Common Cause NC externally in policy briefings and meetings.
- Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Analysis of redistricting processes, voting policy, and election administration and other issues as assigned.
- Carrying out additional duties as needed.
- Represent the organization at public events, partner meetings, and in media appearances.
- Direct staff, contractors and interns as needed on individual projects.
- Participate where needed in key programs, such as county board of elections monitoring, election protection, and HBCU outreach.
- Assist with trainings and other supporter skills-building activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge about the voting and elections process in North Carolina, and strong understanding of democracy reform issues like money in politics reform, redistricting reform, and voting access; or the ability and willingness to quickly come up to speed on these issues.
- Comfort speaking to the public and the media about organizational research, advocacy, campaigns, and programs.
- Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
- Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills
- Strong analytical and research skills.
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects, monitor responsibilities, and achieve goals.
- Ability to work well autonomously and as a member of a highly collaborative team.
- Ability to present policy, practice, and research information to a variety of audiences, including federal, state, and local government officials and policymakers. Flexibility and an ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
- Curiosity and commitment to learning.
- Ability and willingness to travel (when safe to do so).
- Knowledge of computers and technology: proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and audio/visual and conference calling technology; experience with data analysis tools a plus.
- Skills for using data and research for strategy, planning, and evaluation.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Passion for and commitment to participatory democracy and racial, social, and economic justice.
- Comfort working both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
- Commitment to Common Cause NC’s mission and values, including racial equity; ability and willingness to work with diverse groups, including low-income North Carolinians, people of color, and residents of varying political ideologies; and in diverse settings, including both rural and urban environments.
Candidate must have adequate transportation and flexibility for regular in-state travel within state.
Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000, plus generous benefits package.
Classification: This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining negotiations.
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com and include Policy Analyst (NC) in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodation will be provided when required by law.
Equity & Inclusion: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.
About Common Cause: Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.5 million members (about the population of New Hampshire) and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country.
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.