Policy Analyst, Center for the American Child

Policy Department

Overall Responsibility:

The Policy Analyst will help advance AFPI’s and this center’s mission by conducting research, assisting in content development, and coordinating with other AFPI components and external stakeholders in developing policies that benefit the American child.

Policy Analyst responsibilities include but are not limited to:

This candidate will report to the Center Director to accomplish the goals laid out in the Center’s policy and research agenda. The individual should have experience in tracking policies and legislation at the local, state, and federal levels, highlight areas where AFPI has the highest potential for impact, and help create strategic plans to accomplish those goals. This team member will conduct policy research and write on relevant issue areas. Potential documents for production may include white papers, blog posts for the AFPI website, and op-eds for major media sources. Additionally, this team member will assist with the production and execution of policy events that help amplify the Center’s message.


  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree or a combination of commensurate experiences is a minimum requirement. Additional professional experience(s) in federal or state government and/or in research roles.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with research on a policy issue and experience in designing and implementing legislation and/or policy recommendations with measurable results.
  • Strong research and analytical skills that demonstrate critical thinking and command of data/research material relevant to children’s well-being.

Salaries for positions will be commensurate with the experience, expertise, and skills of the individual. Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirement, writing samples, and references.
AFPI is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive salaries and benefits to qualified candidates.   

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