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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfilePolicy Analyst or Policy Counsel Duties: Coordinate several project committees to address specific program areas and initiatives. These committees are comprised of a wide variety of stakeholders, including Board directors, government agencies, nonprofit professionals, attorneys, local and federal judges, and people with lived experience with the justice system. Identify new initiatives and project priorities based on community needs, research, data, and stakeholder communications. Recruit volunteers to work on project committees, engage committee leadership, and provide staff support for project committees. Prepare all written content related to project responsibilities, such as published reports and guides, educational materials for a variety of audiences, annual reports, programmatic sections of grant proposals and reports, talking points, newsletters, etc. Draft testimony and public comment on relevant issues to present with Board directors to the D.C. Council and various agencies. Coordinate events connected to project work, such as public programs, press conferences, public meetings, etc.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: An advanced degree (Masters or JD Degree) with 1+ year of professional experience in conducting justice-related research and data analysis ( Policy Analyst ); justice related legal and policy research and advocacy ( Policy Counsel ) – or – a bachelor’s degree with at least five years of professional experience conducting justice-related and data analysis ( Policy Analyst ); Ability to analyze and synthesize dense, often complex data; Knowledge of and interest in local justice reform; Exceptional writing skills and ability to translate numbers, law, and policy clearly in a variety of formats and styles for different audiences; Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail; Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills; Self-starter who is comfortable juggling multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Review of applications will begin June 1
Send a resume, writing sample (no more than 3 pages), and cover letter.
Council For Court Excellence
1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-4104