|Job Title: Sr. Policy and Research Analyst|
|Classification: Full-Time, Exempt|
|Experience Required: 5+ Years|
|Relocation Provided: No|
|Reports to: Policy, Learning & Research Director|
|Work Schedule: 8a – 5p Monday – Friday|
NAHREP® is a mission and purpose-driven organization that is a passionate blend of business and advocacy for sustainable homeownership and the stability and economic empowerment it affords all Americans. Our mission is propelled by a passionate combination of entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage, and the advocacy of our members. Our mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership as NAHREP believes it is the number one strategy for closing the wealth gap. The organization was founded in 2000 and since its inception, our mission has never been more important. With over 40,000 members and growing, we require a strong team member who will support our mission and strategic focus.
Under the direction of the Policy, Learning & Research Director, the Sr. Policy and Research Analyst is responsible for developing and leading the programmatic elements of NAHREP’s policy, learning, and research department. This individual will lead the research and data analysis efforts for all NAHREP publications, including the State of Hispanic Homeownership Report, the State of Hispanic Wealth Report, the Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents, and the Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators. In addition, this individual will support the programmatic elements of NAHREP’s grassroots advocacy program, the National Advocacy Committee. A successful candidate will have a passion for driving change in housing policy, for the economic advancement of Latinos in the U.S., and for overall efforts to bridge the racial and ethnic wealth gap. This individual will have the commitment, skills, and experience to work with an extraordinary team to make that change happen.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead the research and data analysis of NAHREP’s annual publications, including the NAHREP Top 250 Report, State of Hispanic Homeownership Report, State of Hispanic Wealth Report, and member surveys. Assist with writing, editing, and design of publications.
- Ensure that all research products are of high quality, effective, timely, and meet high standards of accuracy.
- Support the Policy, Learning & Research Director in managing NAHREP’s grassroots advocacy program, the National Advocacy Committee.
- Track and analyze legislative and regulatory actions related to housing, consumer finance, and other issues that affect the Hispanic/Latinx communities’ access to homeownership.
- Assist in the development of advocacy materials that translate pending proposals and actions into an accessible and understandable format, including factsheets, briefs, white papers, testimony, and other resources.
- Write and speak to diverse audiences (federal and state leaders and opinion shapers) regarding key ideas and lessons through papers, briefings, commentaries, convenings, presentations, and web content.
- Build, manage, and promote advocacy campaigns. Support NAHREP chapters in executing campaigns.
- Supervise and manage projects that will involve both members of the Policy team and interdepartmental teams; delegate tasks and assignments effectively.
- Demonstrated capacity to set priorities; work on multiple complex and detail-oriented projects, often on a time-sensitive basis; and operate effectively both individually and as part of a team.
- Ability to flexibly apply existing skills and knowledge to new content areas, tasks, or projects — and to do so with increasing independence.
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Demonstrated commitment to NAHREP’s mission of advancing sustainable Hispanic homeownership.
- Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including advanced political acumen and the ability to synthesize policy priorities effectively, persuasively, and creatively for policymakers, advocates, and the general public.
- Ability to work productively independently and collaboratively.
- Ability to consistently meet deadlines and handle complex projects.
- Ability to analyze and synthesize large public and private data sets.
- Proven experience in researching, analyzing, and monitoring housing-related public policy issues affecting the Hispanic/Latinx community.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills that deliver results in a constantly evolving environment.
- Ability to multi-task and adapt to demanding and changing timelines.
- Proven high-level project management skills are required.
- Eye for detail and overall quality control.
- 5+ years of applicable experience in public policy, public administration, research, or related field.
- Flexible, entrepreneurial, and self-starter.
- Fluency in Spanish, both written and verbal, preferred.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Salary Range: $55,000-$79,000 (based on geolocation)
Work is performed in a professional office setting with ambient temperature and overhead lighting. Remote work may be considered.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit at a computer station and operates electronic equipment 6 to 8 hours per day. The employee is required to regularly stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms. Occasionally lifts, carries, and positions objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.