The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas—assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.
NCLR is seeking a Legislative Analyst in its Washington, DC office. This position supports the Director of Congressional, Legislative and Political Affairs and will be involved in implementing legislative and political strategies in support of NCLR’s goals. This position will improve NCLR’s visibility on Capital Hill. Working with a diverse group of experts, researchers, and key policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels, the ultimate goal of this position will be the implementation of legislation that results in positive outcomes on behalf of the Latino community.
NCLR offers a collaborative, team-based environment that fosters a culture of ideas and debate. We approach our work from multiple perspectives and methods, understanding both the specific issues and the larger interrelated systems. You will work closely with other members of the policy team and co-workers with extensive expertise in communications, editing/production, media, fundraising, and special events marketing.
- Provides input into development of legislative and policy strategies.
- Participates in coalition-building to advance legislative strategies in NCLR’s issue areas.
- Expands specific issue-based knowledge.
- Conducts administrative and federal lobbying activities, with minimal supervision.
- Provides analysis and preparation of a variety of materials such as policy memos, side-by-side evaluations of legislation and white papers.
- Staffs legislative events, including legislative briefings, NCLR’s Capitol Awards, and other legislative activities.
- Supports senior staff and preparation of legislative media materials.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Education in public policy or related area, preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years engaging in legislative advocacy at the federal level. One year educating federal lawmakers or Capitol Hill experience, preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of policies affecting the Latino community.
- Excellent verbal and written skills and ability to synthesize and process information for multiple audiences.
- Skill in working independently and under pressure on multiple projects.
- Proficiency in Microsoft programs. Experience using databases preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to Latino civil rights issues.
Please note: Only those applicants who submit a cover letter and writing sample along with a résumé will be considered for this opportunity. Please include “Legislative Analyst” in the subject line of any email submissions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.
SEND COVER LETTER, RÉSUMÉ AND WRITING SAMPLE TO:
National Council of La Raza
1126 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Attn: Darcy Eischens
No phone calls please!