Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Job opportunity: Income Security Program Analyst

Position Opening for Income Security Program Analyst

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) seeks a mid-level Program Analyst for policy analysis, research, outreach and education activities on income security and related issues. The Academy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to research and education on Social Security, health care financing, and related public and private programs. Its 1,000 members are among the nation’s leading experts on social insurance programs and policy.

Responsibilities: The Income Security Program Analyst will be part of an interdisciplinary team that conducts and disseminates NASI’s policy analysis, research, and education activities on income security and related issues. S/he will work with the team on public education campaigns on Social Security and related issues, including developing and implementing strategic partnerships and new outreach initiatives. S/he will collect, analyze, and synthesize research and policy analyses. S/he will plan events and participate in outreach and dissemination of NASI materials with the goal of promoting deeper understanding of social insurance programs – to include Social Security, unemployment insurance, disability income policy, and related issues – among the public and among policymakers and their staffs.  The Program Analyst reports to the Academy’s Vice President for Income Security Policy.

Specific responsibilities include:

Manage partnerships with professional intermediaries, community organizations, and others that relate to NASI’s public education effort on Social Security:

  • Manage a project that funds four organizations to carry out Social Security public education activities;
  • Develop and implement strategic partnerships to maximize the impact of publications, events, and other activities in the area of income security;
  • Field requests and inquiries from partner organizations and others;
  • Interact with project advisory committees;
  • Contribute to developing videos, infographics, and other public education materials;
  • Represent NASI at coalition meetings and other events;
  • Track partners’ progress and accomplishments; and
  • Plan and produce synthesis reports on project activities for the funder and the public.

Plan and implement events:

  • Events include workshops, Hill briefings, large conferences, and expert roundtables;
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings between NASI staff and policymakers, including members of Congress and the Administration;
  • Coordinate travel and logistics with VIP speakers and their staff; and
  • Work with other staff to promote event participation and track event outcomes.

Research and writing:

  • Research income security issues and draft reports, articles, and other materials suitable for varied audiences;
  • Edit materials written by others to create policy briefs and other products;
  • Coordinate reviews of draft reports and briefs and incorporate expert comments; and
  • Draft blogs or other materials to bring attention to NASI content.

Other project activities:

  • Coordinate work with members of relevant committees and staff their meetings;
  • Work with VP to commission work from outside experts, monitor progress and arrange for review of products;
  • Coordinate reviews of draft reports and other documents; and
  • Work with development staff to research and identify new sources of funding and draft funding proposals and grant reports on issues related to income security.


  • Bachelors or Masters in social science or public policy with a strong academic record;
  • 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in policy analysis, research, and/or project management in the area of income security policy;
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic partnerships and outreach;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability and willingness to perform multiple tasks in a small office environment and work with other members of the Academy’s interdisciplinary staff;
  • Ability and willingness to meet deadlines, and to adapt priorities in response to changing opportunities and demands;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Proven analytic skills; and
  • Familiarity with social insurance programs, such as Social Security, unemployment insurance, and other income security programs.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension, paid vacation, sick leave, and all federal holidays.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to nasi@nasi.org with the subject line “Program Analyst.”  Or by mail to: National Academy of Social Insurance, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

The National Academy of Social Insurance is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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