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Policy Analyst, Right On Crime (Washington, D.C.)

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The Safe Streets and Second Chances (S3C) project, whose policy arm is housed with Right on Crime at Texas Public Policy Foundation, is seeking a full-time Policy Analyst to aid in coordination of the activities of the project and provide some administrative support to the national director and senior fellow. They will contribute directly to the formulation of strategic vision and operational action items. This position will be housed at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Washington, DC office. Its presence and activities, however, will be national and heavily focused on the states in which the project has begun policy work, which include Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida, and will extend to an additional 5-10 states over the next two years.


  • Production of comparative research on multiple systems across multiple states, with opportunities to highlight federal overreach and/or state solutions. The focus for this position will be on someone with extensive expertise in the areas of workforce development and housing.
  • Work to extend the network of allies from across the country for the advancement of the goals of S3C.
  • Engagement with the state and national legislatures as necessary to track, educate and inform on matters related to the S3C project
  • Assisting the team on all aspects of the project, including research, legal writing, and operational coordination to advance the project’s goals.
  • Any other duties consistent with the position.


  • Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree in business, law, public affairs, criminal justice, or another relevant field preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of workforce development systems, and housing systems in the United States; working knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Willingness to learn about new topics and work with non-traditional stakeholders
  • Strong comfort level with interacting with legislators, media, diverse stakeholders, and the general public
  • Demonstrated success in organizing and managing large-scale projects with extensive scope and scale
  • Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills and legal research ability
  • Ability to comprehend/analyze complex legislative, and legal/regulatory issues
  • Ability to effectively advocate for the Foundation’s principles and recommendations
  • Experience with basic software applications such as those in the Microsoft Office suite as well as willingness to learn new project management software/programs including Basecamp, Slack, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Ability to engage in occasional travel to promote program goals particularly in the key states

Please send cover letter, references, resume, salary range and a writing sample to: Gina Van Dyke, Human Resources Manager, Texas Public Policy Foundation,

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive salaries and benefits to qualified candidates. While we thank all applicants their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.  No phone calls, please.

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