[URPE] CBPP job opening
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Thu Nov 3 19:29:40 MST 2005
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Subject: [EARN-List] CBPP job opening
From: "Nick Johnson" <johnson at cbpp.org>
Date: Wed, November 2, 2005 5:42 pm
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Please share with anyone who might be interested - thanks.
Policy Analyst, State Fiscal Project
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities <http://www.cbpp.org/> , a
non-profit organization that conducts research and analysis on a range of
public policy issues with special emphasis on issues affecting
low-income Americans, seeks an analyst to specialize in state budget and
tax policy issues.
State governments are emerging from their most severe fiscal crisis in
decades and confronting an increasing array of budgetary challenges. As
part of the Center's State Fiscal Project, the Policy Analyst will have
the opportunity to shape how policymakers respond to those challenges,
through a mix of research, writing, direct technical assistance to
policymakers and training and strategic advice to state-level nonprofit
Areas of work may include the adequacy of state and local revenue
systems, impacts of state budget policies and trends on low- and
moderate-income families, low-income tax relief, tax expenditures and
budget process, and/or the interactions of federal and state fiscal
policies. The individual would be expected to bring some substantive
expertise to the position and to develop additional areas of expertise in
the course of working at the Center.
In addition to research and writing, the position involves public
speaking and pro-active, collaborative efforts to affect policies within
and among states. Among other responsibilities, the individual will act as
a technical advisor to members of the State Fiscal Analysis
Initiative, a network of research and public education organizations in
some 32 states that analyze and work proactively to affect state budget
and tax policies, particularly as they impact low-income populations. Some
travel will be required.
Candidates should have:
* Experience analyzing fiscal issues at the state or federal level as
legislative staff, executive-branch staff, and/or independent
researcher or advocate;
* a relevant graduate degree;
* excellent quantitative, analytic, and communication skills;
* demonstrated skill/experience in affecting public policy debates and
* a commitment to issues affecting low- and moderate-income
* an ability to consider complex budget and tax issues and explain those
issues for broader audiences.
Commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, including two
health insurance options, life and long term disability insurance,
retirement, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation, sick leave,
and holiday schedules.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Policy Analyst/State Fiscal Project
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
820 First Street, NE - Suite 510
Washington, D.C. 20002
(Information may also be sent via e-mail to marshall at cbpp.org)
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Center 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.
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