Policy Analyst, LGBTQ Research and Communications Project

  • Reports to: Director, LGBTQ Research and Communications Project
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: LGBTQ Research and Communications Project
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst on the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project. The Policy Analyst’s responsibilities will include developing and executing research plans, data analysis, writing reports and other products, and engaging with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance policy priorities. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to innovate and work across issue domains and have a proven interest and respect for critical and intersectional thinking.


  • Own an area of analysis for the LGBTQ team. This includes tracking major developments in that area, conducting appropriate analyses, providing commentary, and coming up with creative and workable policy solutions.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the production and distribution of a variety of written products such as reports, issue briefs, columns, and op-eds that advance the LGBTQ team’s work.
  • Conduct quantitative analyses using data sets, including cleaning and merging data as well as using statistical software to produce original analyses.
  • Conduct qualitative research and analyses of statutory, regulatory, and other policy documents.
  • Provide research support for members of the LGBTQ team.
  • Collaborate with other American Progress policy teams when needed.
  • Represent the team through presentations and meetings with policymakers, coalitions, and others.
  • Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, sociology, or social science or equivalent work experience.
  • At least four years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in LGBTQ policy issues and knowledge of the legislative and administrative policymaking process.
  • Excellent writing, research, and verbal communication skills with a significant body of written work.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills; familiarity with SPSS, Stata, R, or other quantitative or qualitative software is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Able to initiate and engage in creative approaches to advancing policy.
  • Proven ability to analyze laws, regulations, and policy.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

To Apply

Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
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Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org. For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.