Do you have a passion for advocacy work and creating public policy that addresses racial equality and women’s rights? If so, YWCA Columbus is looking for you! We are seeking a passionate and experienced Policy Analyst to join our Leadership and Social Justice program. As an integral member of this team, the Policy Analyst position is responsible researching and identifying local, regional and national focus for our advocacy efforts
Example of Duties
- Conduct policy analysis and research for mission-aligned issues.
- Research, write, and publish high-quality issue briefs, reports, etc.
- Partner with Marketing & Communications Director on communication strategies and identify opportunities to connect with YW constituency to call for action, including action alerts, talking points, issue briefs, letters, press statements and media interviews, opinion editorials, website updates, blogs and legislative and public policy reports.
- Represent YWCA Columbus before constituency groups, policymakers and the news media through presentations, testimony, media interviews and other means.
Top candidates will have Bachelor’s Degree in political science, social science, public policy/management or a related field and experience applying a racial equity lens to policy analysis. 3-5 years’ work-related experience strongly preferred in policy analysis and advocacy on issues related to YWCA Columbus’ mission; excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies, including public speaking engagements.
We offer medical, dental, vision and life insurance, a retirement plan and 401k, and discounted child care!
YWCA Columbus has been serving Columbus, Ohio since 1886, pushing its residents to boldly stand up against injustices within our community and passionately protect the most vulnerable among us. In 1952, our organization chose to desegregate our swimming pool—the first to do so in Columbus. Since then, we have made it our goal to give our community the gift of “going first” time and time again – creating space to hash out issues, look for solutions, and march boldly toward equity for all. We fulfill our mission and promote dignity for all by addressing urgent issues for today, discussing and planning how to solve these issues for tomorrow, and by fostering systemic change through courageous action and education to prevent issues from arising in the future. Join us today and help make a difference!