MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 186 - 25 May 2015

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Research and Policy Analyst
    GRACosway
    (Adelaide, SA)
  2. Director Policy and Reform
    NSW Trade & Investment
    (Sydney,NSW)
  3. Policy Engagement Officer
    The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
    (Melbourne, VIC)
  4. Director Strategy & Policy
    NSW Trade and Investment
    (Sydney, NSW)
  5. Senior Policy Officer
    NSW State Government
    (Sydney, NSW)
  1. Risk and Policy Officer
    Blue Care
    (Brisbane, QLD)
  2. Policy & Advocacy Advisor (Child Protection)
    World Vision Australia
    (Melbourne, VIC)
  3. Director, Policy and Research
    Attorney-General’s Department
    (Surry Hills, NSW)
  4. Director
    National Security Law and Policy
    (Barton, ACT)
  5. Officer, Government Relations and Communications
    Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
    (Bruce, ACT)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Policy Internship
    The Energy Saving Trust
    (London, UK)
  2. Policy Intern
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics Washington
    (Washington, US)
  3. Research Assistant
    The Federal Reserve Board
    (Washington, US)
  4. Economist
    The Federal Reserve Board
    (Washington, US)
  5. Policy Intern
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    (London, UK)
  1. Senior Policy Analyst
    The Economic Progress Institute
    (RI, US)
  2. Executive Director
    MDRC
    (WA, US)
  3. Health Quality Policy Analyst
    National Partnership for Women & Families
    (Washington, US)
  4. 2015 Summer Public Health Policy Internship
    National Partnership for Women & Families
    (DC, US)
  5. Summer/ Fall Intern
    The German Marshal Fund of the United States
    (Warsaw, Poland)

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

1 Research and Policy Analyst
GRACosway

LOCATION: Adelaide, SA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 1 June 2015

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SUMMARY:

GRACosway is Australia's leading public affairs and corporate and financial communications counsel. We provide public policy, communications, regulatory, issues management, and media relations advice across all industry sectors. The firm is part of the Clemenger Group, Australasia's largest marketing and communications company.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking a Research and Policy Analyst to support the firm's Public Affairs Practice in our Adelaide office. Working as part of a national team, duties include:

  • Liaising with senior Public Affairs staff and clients;
  • Researching and drafting briefing materials, presentations and proposals on public policy is-sues for clients and senior staff using legislation, Hansard, government reports, media and other sources;
  • Monitoring government policy and political developments and media to brief colleagues and clients;
  • Basic office management responsibilities.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • Proven research skills, particularly internet-based research techniques;
  • An understanding of, and genuine interest in, government, public policy and politics;
  • A strong client service ethic;
  • Effective time management, organisational and coordination skills; and
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office.

APPLICATIONS:

Please provide a copy of your CV and accompanying cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match the requirements of this position by 1 June 2015.


2 Director Policy and Reform
NSW Trade & Investment

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Monday 8 June 2015

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SUMMARY:

The NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (NSW Trade & Investment) drives sustainable growth in NSW. It unites the key NSW Government economic development agencies, office and authorities to provide maximum benefit to the state.

NSW Primary Industries (NSW DPI) within NSW Trade & Investment supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Department is now seeking to appoint a Director Policy & Reform to drive the policy reform agenda for NSW DPI through the review, development, implementation and evaluation of existing policies to achieve NSW DPI’s strategic goals and the NSW Government’s priorities. The role provides expert policy advice to Ministers, the Director General and Executive Team on current, evolving or emerging issues impacting primary industry.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

This is a unique opportunity to lead strategic policy reform for Strategy & Policy, addressing key challenges such as the effective formulation of high level policy advice for the Minister and the Director General where the availability of information is limited and legislative and legal constraints exist. The successful candidate will have the ability to anticipate, respond to and mitigate impediments to effective policy review and reform, particularly where implementation is controlled by other divisions within the Department, the cluster or across the public sector.

APPLICATIONS:

Candidates should address their suitability by focussing on the following two targeted questions in a cover letter [maximum two pages] as well as supplying an updated copy of their resume with relevant skills and experience and how these relate to the capabilities of the role.

  • Outline a time when you overcame negative perceptions and objections from different stake-holders or groups to successfully deliver significant and innovative policy reform.
  • Provide an example of when you displayed a high level of resilience and presistance in response to significant and complex policy challenges

Applications must be lodged electronically via Jobs NSW. (reference number 00003KMW)


3 Policy Engagement Officer
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $74, 912 + 13.5% super

CLOSING DATE: midday, Wednesday 27 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents over 29,000 members working in general practice. The RACGP’s activities focus on the six key areas of standards, quality, education, advocacy, professional leadership and collegiality.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Policy Engagement Officer provides a key link between the Policy & Practice Support Unit, and the Communications and Media Unit. The successful incumbent will:

  • Liaise closely with the Communications and Media Unit to:
    • assist with a variety of online campaigns including but not limited to advocacy, forums, brand visibility and awareness
    • assist in designing campaign materials such as social media content
    • promote campaigns and forums through social media and other communications
    • consult with stakeholders to develop strong strategies and messages
  • Produce daily social media content consistent with RACGP policy and position
  • Analyse and contribute to policy development
  • Publish and edit online content
  • Respond to inbound communications from members across a variety of channels including email, forums and social media
  • Monitor social media trends and evaluate the social media landscape for effective new tools, trends and strategies
  • Work closely with the Communication and Media Advisor to:
    • ensure consistent and relevant messaging is utilised for the RACGP official @RACGP Twitter account and RACGP Facebook pages
    • act as the twitter and forum moderator for college social media channels including facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and forums as required
    • develop online communities and digital media content

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be successful in this role you will bring the following knowledge and skills (Key Selection Criteria):

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to write in an informed manner about complex matters
  • Experience in media, public relations, communications and policy
  • Experience in working independently in a fast paced online environment
  • Strong strategic thinking and campaign planning
  • Strong organisational, analytical and strategic skills and a proven ability to identify key issues, responses and messages in media and communications context
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships
  • A degree in digital media, business or other relevant field
  • A strong understanding of media channels and how they are used for different audiences would be highly regarded
  • It would be advantageous to have creativity for campaign tactics and strategies

APPLICATIONS:

To apply for the above position please forward your CV and covering letter to Human Resources via email at recruit@racgp.org.au by midday, Wednesday 27 May 2015 AEDT. Please note that only those applicants who provide written responses addressing the key selection criteria in their covering letter will be considered (maximum 2 pages).


4 Director Strategy & Policy
NSW Trade & Investment

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Monday 8 June 2015

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SUMMARY:

The NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (NSW Trade & Investment) drive sustainable growth in NSW. It unites the key NSW Government economic development agencies, office and authorities to provide maximum benefit to the state. NSW Primary Industries (NSW DPI) within NSW Trade & Investment supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Department is now seeking to appoint a Director Strategy and Policy to lead the delivery of reform and program outcomes to streamline the allocation, management and use of Crown land. The role works collaboratively to develop and implement policy and legislative changes governing Crown land, provides expert advice; and monitors, evaluates and reports on program performance.

This is a unique opportunity for driving the leadership of Land and Natural Resources addressing key challenges such as:

  • Exercising sound judgement and balancing political drivers and imperatives to deliver key re-forms in an environment with diverse views and demands from Government, agencies, stake-holders and the community
  • Providing innovative and appropriate solutions to complex policy issues while maintaining and utilising current knowledge of contemporary policy and emerging trends in the management of Crown Land.

APPLICATIONS:

Candidates should address their suitability by focussing on the following two targeted questions in a cover letter [maximum two pages] as well as supplying an updated copy of their resume with relevant skills and experience and how these relate to the capabilities of the role.

  • Provide an example of when you have built strategic level partnerships with senior managers across an organisation and with stakeholders to secure their involvement and support in the development and implementation of a policy or reform program.
  • Describe a time when you were tasked with delivering significant changes which affected stakeholders and customers, and how you ensured it was effectively communicated and delivered within the devised framework.

Applications must be lodged electronically via the Jobs NSW site. (reference number 00003JVZ)


5 Senior Policy Officer
NSW State Government

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The role will mainly involve reviewing current legislation and internal policy in relation to safety regulation. Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to or undertake complex safety policy research, reviews and projects.
  • Develop initiatives in accordance with national legislation and regulatory and strategic safety objectives.
  • Contribute to the appraisal of the national safety governance framework and work with industry and representative bodies to develop approaches that further the aims of improving safety.
  • Contribute to the provision of authoritative policy coordination and expert advice, including briefings, submissions, technical reports and correspondence on sensitive issues to executive management and to key external stakeholders. This includes undertaking work to develop an understanding of the national regulatory framework and regulatory theory and practice issues across the organisation

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be suitable for this position you must possess the following skills / experience:

  • Demonstrated high level experience and expertise in developing complex policy, and in under-taking analysis and high-level research, together with experience in developing standards and procedures preferably in transport safety.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate complex concepts and influence decision makers on political and sensitive issues as well as extensive experience in the preparation of concise position papers and other written advice and recommendations to senior management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and in a high profile, complex and sensitive work context.
  • Experience in contributing to the development of significant strategy, guidelines or policy which demonstrates high-level ability to think laterally, creatively and strategically and with demonstrated innovation.

APPLICATIONS:

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6 Risk and Policy Officer
Blue Care

LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 27 May 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We’re after a Risk and Policy Officer to join the team located at our Central Support Office in Toowong.

Your role will assist with the day-to-day management of policy, legal advice, legislation compliance, risk and insurance processes by effectively and efficiently proofing and uploading organisational documents, preparing and producing communications/correspondence/reports, maintaining records, basic analysis of information into relevant computerised databases and supporting the delivery of other priority work.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be successful in this role you will need experience in a policy or compliance role and/or environment, high attention to detail, demonstrated experience in computer applications such as Robohelp, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Professional as well as a can-do attitude.

You’re encouraged to be creative and have fun while contributing to our success. Come join one of the fastest growing career sectors in Australia with one of the most trusted community and residential care providers.

APPLICATIONS:

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7 Policy & Advocacy Advisor (Child Protection)
World Vision Australia

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

At World Vision Australia, our staff are empowered, engaged and inspired to build brighter futures for communities in need around the world. In working with us you will have the opportunity to use your depth of expertise in an environment where your values align to our shared cause of helping to change lives.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Policy Advisor role exists to work with the Australian Government and Multilateral organisations to share World Vision's knowledge, field learnings and research and to influence the policies, practices and attitudes that protect the most vulnerable children. In particular, this role will address the need for Governments and Multilateral organisations to reduce the economic exploitation of children, focusing on the policies and practices that address child labour and other forms of violence.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Actively gathering, analysing and sharing in-sights on relevant Government and Multilateral policies and practices
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relation-ships with key stakeholders in Government & Multilateral organisations
  • Influencing the policies and practices of Government and Multilateral organisations
  • Team contributions and building effective internal relationships

APPLICATIONS:

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8 Director, Policy and Research
Attorney-General’s Department

LOCATION: Surry Hills, NSW

SALARY: $115,778 - $131,869 52

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 5 June 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Attorney-General’s Department serves the people of Australia by working to achieve a just and se-cure society. The Department provides expert advice and support to the Australian Government to maintain and improve Australia's system of law and justice and its national security and emergency management systems as well as providing support for cultural affairs, including movable cultural heritage and support for the arts. The Department’s work covers a broad array of policy and program initiatives, including protecting human rights, com-bating organised crime, enhancing our counter-terrorism arrangements, improving access to justice, emergency management and support for cultural heritage.

The Department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio, for which the Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts; and the Minister for Justice are responsible. We encourage and value a diverse workforce and offer a wide range of challenging and exciting career opportunities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position manages the Classification Policy and Research Section in the Classification Branch (CB), Civil Law Division of the Attorney-General’s Department.

Classification policy, including the criteria applied by the Classification Board and Classification Re-view Board in making classification decisions, is jointly agreed by the Australian Government and State and Territory Ministers responsible for classification matters under the co-operative National Classification Scheme (NCS). The Policy and Re-search Section manages the development of Australian Government classification policy and legislation and advises the Minister for Justice on classification legal and policy matters.

The section also includes the research function as well as the legal and policy resources of the Classification Branch. A three stage classification research plan is currently being rolled out as a priority project. The Director, Classification Policy and Research is responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of this plan, in conjunction with the Classification Branch, Assistant Secretary.

The Director Classification Policy and Research is responsible for the effective leadership of the policy and research team and efficiently planning and managing the activities of the section. As a member of the Branch Management Team, the Director will also be required to contribute actively to broader Branch-wide initiatives. The duties of the position include policy development and evaluation, legislative reform and review, parliamentary support and stakeholder liaison.

The Director Classification Policy and Research will be expected to provide high level advice in relation to the practical application of classification policy and legislation as well as contribute to the improvement of the NCS. The role will involve close consultation with the Office of the Minister for Justice, State and Territory Classification Officials, relevant government agencies, industry bodies and community groups at a senior level.

Under the broad direction of the Assistant Secretary, Classification Branch (CB), the incumbent will participate in the planning and management activities of the CB.

APPLICATIONS:

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9 Director
National Security Law and Policy

LOCATION: Barton, ACT

SALARY: $115,778 - $131,869

CLOSING DATE: 29 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Attorney-General’s Department serves the people of Australia by working to achieve a just and secure society. The Department provides expert advice and support to the Australian Government to maintain and improve Australia's system of law and justice and its national security and emergency management systems as well as providing support for cultural affairs, including movable cultural heritage and support for the arts. The Department’s work covers a broad array of policy and program initiatives, including protecting human rights, combating organised crime, enhancing our counter-terrorism arrangements, improving access to justice, emergency management and support for cultural heritage.

The Department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio, for which the Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts; and the Minister for Justice are responsible. We encourage and value a diverse workforce and offer a wide range of challenging and exciting career opportunities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

AGD is seeking an experienced Executive Level 2 Director to lead critical initiatives under the Australian Government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) strategy, supporting the broad range of counter terrorism arrangements.

This high profile, complex work requires an experienced and energetic officer with high levels of initiative, excellent communication skills, an ability to foster productive working relationships and creatively approach policy issues as well as sound programme management skills and policy-design credentials. The role also requires applicants with experience in designing and managing complex government programmes, and evaluating the impacts of policy outcomes.

The successful candidate will contribute to the whole of government CVE efforts by leading work across a range of fields, including: delivering a national approach to early intervention case management for individuals who are radicalising to violent extremism, in partnership with state and territory governments and community organisations. Other key priorities include working with communities and institutions to promote social cohesion, community engagement, and education and communication activities. The section is also responsible for leading national CVE work across Australian governments through the CVE Subcommittee of the Australia New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee.

APPLICATIONS:

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10 Officer, Government Relations and Communications
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

LOCATION: Bruce - ACT

SALARY: $74,552 - $82,569

CLOSING DATE: 7 June 2015

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SUMMARY:

ACIAR is part of Australia’s development assistance program, fostering international agricultural research and development partnerships that will result in more sustainable agricultural systems, higher incomes and strengthened food security, particularly in the Asia–Pacific region. Further information on our current projects and priorities can be found on our website at www.aciar.gov.au.

ACIAR’s headquarters is in Bruce (Canberra) and we offer flexibility in working practices and employment conditions.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Writing content to engage a range of audiences through different channels including government requirements, articles, blogs and other ACIAR website content, social media, online publications, educational materials, promotional materials and reports.
  • Support the production of corporate publications such as, the Annual Report, the Annual Operational Plan, Partners magazine by writing content, sourcing content, photo sourcing and proofing.
  • Proactively support ACIAR’s contribution to public diplomacy by working with Country Managers and at level staff in Diplomatic Posts, to plan, coordinate and deliver public diplomacy related activities (such as, conferences, reporting stories profiling or updating ACIAR’s work, developing content for digital and other media).
  • Source input and assist drafting of policy submissions, correspondence, briefings, responses to parliamentary questions and speeches as required. Assist in drafting and submitting cables.
  • Liaise with Government, including DFAT’s pub-lic diplomacy branch, and other stakeholders to actively contribute to ACIAR’s government relations activities: maintain a solid understanding of relevant policy issues and respond efficiently and effectively to new policy opportunities.
  • Contribute to the work of the Communications and Stakeholder Engagement team by writing stories, sharing knowledge and contributing to improving the team’s responsiveness and over-all high performance.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

This position requires the individual to obtain and maintain a negative vetting 1 security clearance.

APPLICATIONS:

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INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

11 Policy Internship
The Energy Saving Trust

LOCATION: London, UK

SALARY: pays a living wage

CLOSING DATE: 28 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Energy Saving Trust is the UK’s leading organisation working to promote sustainable energy in homes, sustainable transport and water use. One part of our work is to lead discussions about how the UK Government can best promote a lower-carbon, energy saving society. The Policy Intern plays a central role in delivering that work.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The intern will work with our Policy Adviser as part of the Marketing and Communications team. S/he will provide support in the development and delivery of our policy activity in the UK, ensuring all activity is well planned, well organised and focused on achieving the Energy Saving Trust’s influencing goals. You will have lead responsibility for day-to-day policy monitoring, gathering insight from our staff, providing briefings for senior staff and you will help deliver events, arrange meetings and write reports.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

A demonstrable interest in environmental issues (ideally sustainable energy) will be required as will a knowledge of (preferably UK) politics. Most importantly you will want to build a career in policy and public affairs and have excellent writing, organisational and communication skills. An under-standing of research techniques would be useful but not essential. You will be working with very senior staff internally and externally so good presentation and people skills are important. This role pays a liv-ing wage and we expect you to be able to work under your own initiative from the start.

The successful candidates for this role will work five days a week for a period of ten months (until 31 March 2016), with a one month trial period. The role is based in our central London office.

APPLICATIONS:

If you are interested, please send to recruitment@est.org.uk your: CV, a covering letter describing the experience and skills you can bring to the role


12 Policy Intern
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

LOCATION: Washington, US

SALARY: Unpaid

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

CREW seeks undergraduate or graduate students to serve as unpaid policy interns during the summer of 2015. Interns will support policy development and advocacy alongside CREW’s policy director by drafting position papers and blogposts, researching federal government activities, facilitating lobbying efforts, and participating in coalition activities. In summary, interns will learn how a small advocacy shop functions.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is a skill-full writer and interested in the nuances of policymaking on government transparency and ac-countability issues. He or she will have an appetite for information and an interest in trying new approaches and thinking creatively about problem solving.

APPLICATIONS:

This position is based in Washington, D.C. Interest-ed applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and availability to Daniel Schuman at crewinterns@citizensforethics.org. A brief writing sample is welcome but not required. Please place your name and “Policy Intern Application” in the subject line. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.


13 Research Assistant
The Federal Reserve Board

LOCATION: Washington, US

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve is one of the world’s most important, influential, and prestigious financial organizations. Since its founding in 1913, the Federal Reserve has been a key contributor to the stability, safety, and growth of our nation’s monetary and financial system.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System regularly hires research assistants who apply quantitative skills both to real-world policy issues and to high-level research projects.

This is a two-year term position, after which re-search assistants go on to graduate programs or careers in economics, business, or related disciplines.

Research assistants are employed in several of the Board's divisions.

APPLICATIONS:

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14 Economist
The Federal Reserve Board

LOCATION: Washington

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve is one of the world’s most important, influential, and prestigious financial organizations. Since its founding in 1913, the Federal Reserve has been a key contributor to the stability, safety, and growth of our nation’s monetary and financial system.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Economists at the Federal Reserve Board conduct cutting edge research on a broad range of topics in economics and finance and contribute substantive policy analyses used by the Board of Governors and the Federal Open Market Committee. In addition to presenting their research to policymakers, Board economists share their research at academic conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and other outlets. Many preliminary research papers are circulated as Federal Reserve Working Papers and are posted on the Board’s public website. Research by Board economists is not limited to monetary economics, but explores the full range of topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, banking, and finance. The Board provides an excellent research environment, with ex-tensive computing facilities and access to data, the support of research assistants, and a large number of outside speakers and visitors as well as internal workshops for presenting work-in-progress.

The Federal Reserve Board employs over 300 Ph.D. economists, who represent an exceptionally diverse range of interests and specific areas of expertise. Most economists belong to the Division of International Finance, the Division of Monetary Affairs, or the Division of Research and Statistics, but a significant number of them are affiliated with the Office of Financial Stability Policy and Research, the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, the Divi-sion of Consumer and Community Affairs, and the Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems. Our economists have a strong grounding in economic theory and quantitative methods, a keen interest in applying their knowledge to ad-dressing real-world issues, the ability to communicate clearly, and impressive intellectual curiosity, personal initiative, and collegiality.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics, finance, or a related discipline, or must be preparing to de-fend a Ph.D. dissertation. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to contribute substantially to research and policy analysis of interest to the Board of Governors and to the intellectual environment at the Board more generally. All positions are located in Washington, D.C.

APPLICATIONS:

All positions are located in Washington, D.C. To apply, candidates must e-mail a curriculum vita and one recent research paper and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to EconomistRecruiting@frb.gov.


15 Policy Intern
Macmillan Cancer Support

LOCATION: London, UK

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 8 June 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Interested in a career in public policy and want to gain experience in a large national charity?

Macmillan’s Policy team is looking for someone who wants to make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer while getting hands-on experience of policy development and influencing in a fast-paced environment.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to see how we develop the ideas, arguments and policy solutions that ensure Macmillan’s campaigns are persuasive, well-evidenced and credible in the eyes of policy makers and Government.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • An active interest in public policy
  • Strong organisational and time keeping skills with good attention to detail
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A desire to help people affected by cancer
  • The ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of people

APPLICATIONS:

Please visit: http://volunteering.macmillan.org.uk/Opportunity/Details/3138


16 Senior Policy Analyst
The Economic Progress Institute

LOCATION: RI, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy organization that develops and pro-motes policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all Rhode Islanders, with a particular focus on low- and modest-income residents. The Institute also works to ensure that tax and budget policies are equitable and adequate to fund public services.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Assist with the development of our proactive policy agenda and work plan related to tax and budget issues, economic security, and work-force development.
  • Conduct research and write on timely policy is-sues related to the fiscal health of the state and its residents. Written publications will include full-length reports, issue briefs, and blog posts, and must be easily understood by the public.
  • Promote the organization’s research and analysis to the Institute’s key audiences and community partners through legislative testimony, public presentations and briefings, interviews with the media, as well as social media.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and organizations interested in fiscal and economic policy, including elected officials and their staff, journalists, community based organizations, and coalitions.
  • Compile, analyze, and publish data about state revenue and expenditures, program caseloads, and economic and demographic trends.
  • As needed, assist with the management and re-search needs of the RI Workforce Alliance, a coalition facilitated by The Economic Progress Institute that advocates for investments in the state’s workforce development system.
  • Track legislation related to income supports, taxes and tax expenditures, and workforce development among other topics; make recommendations as to when it is appropriate for The Institute to weigh in on policy proposals.
  • Analyze the proposed and enacted state budget with a focus on its impact on low- and modest-income Rhode Islanders and the state’s ability to fund vital public services; monitor developments as the budget moves through the legislative process.
  • Respond to requests for information and technical assistance from policymakers, the media, and community partners.
  • Attend conferences and other meetings of interest to The Institute.
  • Perform other duties as assigned including supporting coalition partners, funders and other stakeholders.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • A demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice and the Institute’s mission of improving the economic security of low- and modest-income Rhode Islanders;
  • Advanced degree in public policy or finance, economics, law, or related field;
  • At least 5 years of experience in policy analysis and familiarity with state and federal data sources, the legislative process, and tax policy;
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including a working knowledge of PC-based word processing, spreadsheet and statistical soft-ware; ability to generate charts and graphs that are informative and interesting;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate technical information clearly to a range of audiences both in writing and orally and to work collegially with the Institute’s staff to produce finished products that reflect a consistent style and tone; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team; prioritize and manage multiple tasks; and complete assigned projects under time constraints.

APPLICATIONS:

Send a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, writing sample of choice, and references in a single PDF file with your name on it to jobs@economicprogressri.org with the subject line “Policy Analyst” (receipt will be acknowledged by return email).

The Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by law. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


17 Executive Director
The Washington State Budget & Policy Center

LOCATION: WA, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The Budget & Policy Center uses research and analysis to advance the well-being of Washington communities, improve the economic security and social opportunity of all in the state, and support the essential role of government in promoting a just and prosperous society.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The incoming Executive Director will inherit an organization with a high profile and an excellent reputation for trustworthy, high-quality, sophisticated research, analysis, and work products. Near-term priorities for the new ED include maintaining trust and working relationships with policymakers, media, community partners, and other constituencies; strengthening development capacity and cultivating major and mid-level donors; building a high-performance team with leadership responsibilities divided among senior staff; and leading the ongoing policy work of the organization.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Ideal candidates for this position will share Washington State Budget & Policy Center’s passion for its mission and possess the range of skills to effectively lead the work of the organization. Candidates should demonstrate talent and experience in non-profit management, relationship building, policy and budget analysis, and advocacy. Candidates should have excellent written, presentation, and oral communication skills.

The following personal and professional characteristics are highly desirable: a graduate degree strongly preferred, preferably in economics, public policy, law, or a related field; a minimum of five years of experience in public policy analysis or advocacy with demonstrated capacity to work with policy-makers, advocates, media, and coalition partners to think strategically about opportunities to influence public policy; a minimum five years of management experience in a nonprofit organization of similar size/budget; a strong track record of success in fundraising, including cultivation of individual and institutional donors, and others.

APPLICATIONS:

E-mail resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: WSBPC@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required and only accepted at this address). For other inquiries contact David Erickson-Pearson at dericksonpearson@raffa.com. Washington State Budget & Policy Center is an affirmative action employer. Applications from women and persons of color are encouraged. Resume reviews begin immediately.


18 Health Quality Policy Analyst
National Partnership for Women & Families

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The Consumer-Purchaser Alliance is a collaboration of leading consumer, employer and labor groups seeking to improve health care quality and affordability by advancing the use of provider performance information for public reporting, delivery system improvement, consumer choice, and provider payment. We envision a future in which a high-value health care system improves the health of individuals and supports the creation of a culture of health in the United States. Our mission is to promote better health and a higher value health care system through advocacy by consumers and purchasers, in collaboration with all stakeholders. Without meaningful input and participation from consumers and purchasers, policy decisions, program implementation, and health care system design will fail to meet the needs of end-users. The C-P Alliance is co-chaired by the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Pacific Busi-ness Group on Health. It is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with additional support from participating organizations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • In collaboration with the Project Director and team, develop strategies for achieving C-P Alliance goals, and design and execute major project plans
  • Manage complex projects, deliverables, and timelines
  • Produce written products, e.g., comment letters in response to federal rule-making, advocacy position statements, issue briefs
  • Provide technical assistance to support consumer and purchaser representatives to be effective advocates
  • Organize educational meetings and briefings for consumers and purchasers
  • Represent the organization at external meetings and advocate on behalf of consumers and purchasers
  • Cultivate new consumer representatives to be powerful and articulate voices
  • Coordinate efforts with other C-P Alliance staff, as well as collaborating organizations

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Familiarity with performance measurement, quality improvement, and health care system design
  • Ability to coordinate and manage complex and multi-faceted projects with co-workers, outside partners and consultants
  • Ability to work independently with only high-level guidance and support
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate complex and technical issues to non-expert audiences
  • Knowledge of federal or state legislative and regulatory processes
  • Experience working in an advocacy position a plus
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and stakeholders
  • 3-5 years professional experience in the health care sector
  • Master’s degree in health policy, public health or related field is preferred.

APPLICATIONS:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writ-ing sample, and two references to jobs@nationalpartnership.org with the subject line Health Quality Policy Analyst, Consumer-Purchaser Alliance.

The National Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon gender, race, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


19 2015 Summer Public Health Policy Internship
National Partnership for Women & Families

LOCATION: DC, USA

SALARY: Unpaid

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Health information technology (or health IT) enables collecting, sharing or using secure electronic health information for communication and decision making by patients, providers, researchers, and others. The 2015 Summer Public Health Policy Intern will work on challenging projects on the National Partnership's health IT agenda, including federal policy research and development related to a wide range of health reform issues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

At the National Partnership, interns are integrally involved in our day-to-day work, and undertake a wide range of activities. Interns will develop skills needed for work in the health policy and advocacy world, including literature reviews, legislative and policy research, analysis and synthesis of technical reports/data, and writing for a variety of audiences. Interns will also have the opportunity to take ad-vantage of Washington DC’s proximity to important policy issues by attending exciting briefings, hearings, and other events on Capitol Hill and in other venues around town.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Qualifications include strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Preference for students pursuing advanced degrees in Public Policy, Public Health, Health Administration, etc. Exposure to health IT policy in health care delivery is particularly desirable.

APPLICATIONS:

We welcome interested graduate students to submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to obs@nationalpartnership.org with the subject line "Summer Public Health Policy Internship."

The National Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon gender, race, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


20 Summer/Fall Intern
The German Marshall Fund of the United States

LOCATION: Warsaw, Poland

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Summer/Fall Intern will support GMF’s Warsaw program with a variety of convening and research activities that foster transatlantic cooperation related to the region.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Strong interest in and working knowledge of European and transatlantic policy issues with Central European regional dimension
  • Strong candidates will be Master’s Degree students in international relations, political science, or economics
  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of one or more European languages highly desired
  • Excellent writing, communication and research skills required
  • Self-starter with the ability to meet rapid, multiple deadlines in a fast-paced international team orientated environment
  • Flexibility to handle diverse administrative tasks.
  • Time commitment of approximately 30-40 hours a week.
  • UE citizenship.

APPLICATIONS:

To be considered for this position, please forward cover letter, current resume, and salary requirement, to https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=16827472. Please reference job title in the subject line.


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