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Policy Advocate

The Louisiana Budget Project is seeking a Policy Advocate to work on federal policy issues that affect low-income Louisianans. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong writing, research and interpersonal communications skills, a talent for coalition-building and a deep interest in policy issues such as health care, housing, nutrition and taxes.

The Louisiana Budget Project is an independent, 501c(3) nonprofit research and advocacy organization that monitors and reports on policies that affect low- to moderate-income Louisianans. We work collaboratively with communities and partner organizations to inform policy debates across a wide range of areas – including state budget, revenue, social and economic issues – with an eye to reducing poverty, promoting racial equity and widespread economic prosperity that allows all citizens to reach their highest potential.


Major Functions and Tasks:

  • Monitor federal policy developments in areas such as health care, nutrition, housing and the federal budget and how they would affect low-income families and people of color in Louisiana.
  • Work effectively with key leaders of allied organizations and help these leaders in forging and implementing a common agenda and action plan.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with elected officials, administrative staff, opinion leaders and policy stakeholders.  
  • Research and write materials that advance LBP’s mission, including issue briefs, fact sheets, blog postings, social media graphics and other materials.
  • Provide information to policymakers, the media, advocates and the public through written materials, testimony and presentations.
  • Identify potential analytic and research projects that promote the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Represent the Louisiana Budget Project before community groups, policymakers and the news media.
  • Work collaboratively with LBP’s policy and communications staff to produce accessible communications and civic engagement materials to translate complex policy issues for consumption by the public.

Qualifications:

  • Dedication to the mission and values of the Louisiana Budget Project.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Louisiana.
  • Knowledge of federal and state policy issues.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, solve problems and juggle multiple tasks.  

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director. Preference will be given to candidates who can work out of LBP’s main office in Baton Rouge.
  • The Louisiana Budget Project offers a competitive salary and benefits including health, dental and vision coverage, retirement, and paid vacation and sick leave.
  • To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to jan@labudget.org.

 

The Louisiana Budget Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, and any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

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