POSTED Aug 16 2017
MassBudget is seeking a dynamic Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst to lead MassBudget's work in one or more
of the following areas: MassHealth, public health, mental health, human services, and early education. The Policy
Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst will have opportunities to work on other state budget and policy issues that relate to
improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults in Massachusetts. We’re seeking candidates who
have strong policy analysis skills, work well independently and in teams, and can communicate information
effectively to diverse audiences. We’re also looking for candidates who have a demonstrated passion for improving
the lives of lower-income people and can demonstrate a connection to low-income communities and communities of
MassBudget produces non-partisan policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on
improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state’s economy, and
enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts. We conduct rigorous policy research, with an eye towards presenting
our work in ways that are accessible to and easily used by grassroots organizations, the media, policy advocates,
and policy makers. We are the Massachusetts affiliate of several national networks including State Priorities
Partnership, Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count network, and Economic Analysis and Research Network.
Leading MassBudget’s research in one or more policy areas and identifying actionable policy recommendations
Building our organizational relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including other researchers,
advocates, and grassroots and community groups
Expanding access to our analysis and data, including delivering presentations to organizations and coalitions
Contributing to other policy research and MassBudget's analysis of state budget proposals
Required Skills and Experience
Master's degree or comparable professional experience
For a Policy Analyst, at least one year of experience doing policy research, preferably with a fiscal analysis
component, in one of the areas listed above. For a Senior Policy Analyst, at least five years of similar
experience, as well as an ability to serve as a go-to resource to key stakeholders.
Strong commitment to improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults in Massachusetts
Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills
Comfort working with Excel
Additional Desirable Skills and Experience
Organizing experience, particularly developing strong relationships with diverse stakeholder groups
Computer graphic design skills (e.g. ability to help create infographics to accompany reports)
Editing or other coaching support
Fluency in a foreign language with a large presence in Massachusetts
Salary and Benefits
The position is likely part time. Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and experience. MassBudget also
provides generous benefits including health care, vacation, and a 401k plan.
How to apply
Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “YOUR NAME, Policy Analyst” OR “YOUR
NAME, Senior Policy Analyst” in the subject line. This position is open until filled.
MassBudget has a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage applications from persons whose background
and experiences will increase the diversity of our organization.