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Position Title: Policy Analyst

Position Type: Contract (Full-Time)

Payroll Title: Project Policy Analyst 2

Target Salary Range: $22.61 – $52.11 hourly with University of California benefits

Office Environment: Hybrid (In-Person and Virtual)

UCLA Requisition Number: 36275


The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute (UCLA LPPI) seeks a dynamic Policy Analyst to join the Mobilization Department. UCLA LPPI addresses the most critical domestic policy challenges facing Latinos and other communities of color through research, advocacy, mobilization, and leadership development to propel policy reforms that expand genuine opportunity for all Americans.

The Policy Analyst will report directly to the Director of Mobilization and identify as a highly motivated individual who can thrive as both a strategic and analytical partner. This role requires a person with the acumen to support sophisticated legislative research and advocacy initiatives, exceptional organization and project management skills, and the interpersonal savvy to collaborate with a diverse array of policy stakeholders and external partners. The Policy Analyst staffs the Director of Mobilization in meeting organizational deliverables relating to state, local, and federal policy goals and will be responsible for executing high-level public-facing projects, from increasing Latino representation in decision-making bodies, to evaluating the efficacy of government investments in communities of color. The Policy Analyst will serve as the Director of Mobilization’s representative as needed in a wide variety of settings both on and off-campus to increase the public profile and impact of UCLA LPPI as the university seeks to achieve Hispanic Serving Institution status by 2025. They will provide support, training, and supervision for LPPI student fellows. The Policy Analyst will also be responsible for supporting communications functions, event production, growing external relationships, and facilitating rapid response research and policy analysis.

The work will be fast paced, highly intellectual and often ambiguous. A successful candidate will need to blend flexibility with attention to detail in operating through informal channels to complete projects.