JOB TITLE: Policy Associate
PROGRAM: Employment, Labor & Retirement
LOCATION: Denver, CO
SALARY: $4,191+/month depending on experience
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a nonpartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Our mission is to serve state legislatures by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.
Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C. Our growth has been due to the increasing activity and responsibility of the nation's state legislatures and the complexity and diversity of issues that legislators face. Employees work in a challenging, often fast-paced environment where they assist legislators and legislative staff in their work to promote the common good of the citizens of the states.
This professional position will assist the Program Director with activities under a grant from the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration to work on labor and occupational licensure issues. A significant portion of the work will require extensive data collection, research and writing as well as facilitation of state teams. The position also involves collaborating with other national organizations, assisting in implementing a project timeline, assisting with meeting planning, among other things. This Policy Associate will operate directly under the Program Director and under the mentorship of a Group Director.
This full-time position is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor and is subject to reduction in percentage of time covered or elimination if grant funding becomes unavailable. Grants that support the position require successful completion of work products, such as research, publications, invitational meetings, educational presentations, individual state technical assistance programs, web pages, webinars, and responding to information requests. The position requires expertise in policy research and analysis, writing, speaking to legislative audiences and program planning and development gained through progressively more complex and more in-depth work over several years. The position will require out-of-state travel to meetings and to individual states to provide technical assistance. State legislative experience and/or background in the areas of labor, workforce and/or occupational licensing are a plus.