Policy Advocate

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all.  Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The Budget and Tax Center, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Policy Advocate.  The Policy Advocate has primary responsibility for building support for the Budget and Tax Center’s fiscal and economic policy proposals among allied organizations, the public, and the media to ensure opportunity and prosperity for all North Carolinians.  This position provides strategic campaign direction for the Budget & Tax Center’s policy initiatives, including coordinating the work with partners and allies, building the base of support for fiscal and economic policies among the public and thought leaders and developing champions on fiscal and economic issues.  

The Policy Advocate will report directly to the Director of the Budget and Tax Center project and will work closely with other BTC staff members.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in public policy or public administration or equivalent professional training; a minimum of four years of professional experience working in policy analysis and/or advocacy, particularly with a focus on issues affecting individuals with low- and moderate-incomes; familiarity with state legislative and budgeting processes;  experience leading issue campaigns, including coalition-building, communications and messaging, and civic engagement;  superior written, oral and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively produce, present and communicate complex policies to a wide variety of audiences; and a demonstrated commitment to improving social justice through progressive fiscal and budget policies.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.

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NC Justice Center
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Full Time
Triangle Area NC
Wake County
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To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Policy Advocate” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org by February 28, 2018.