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Policy Analyst- Resilience

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The Enterprise Foundation

Washington, DC

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The Resilience Policy Analyst works as a member of the Enterprise Community Partners Public Policy Office’s Advocacy division, working closely with the Vice President for Public Policy to build out a resilience policy agenda for the benefit of low-income communities.

The position requires strong written and oral communication skills, self-motivation, the capability to work both independently and as a team player within Enterprise and in conjunction with external partners. Must have the capability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

The Resilience Policy Analyst’s primary responsibility will be tracking, and advocating to Congress on resilience related issues. Duties also include analyzing risks and opportunities related to disaster recovery and resilience in affordable housing while working across Enterprise markets and various internal departments. In addition to assisting in the elevation of Enterprise’s thought leadership in resilience, duties also include coordinating efforts with external partners interested in improving how federal resources including CDBG-DR, FEMA grants, and NFIP are used in low-income communities. This individual will be responsible for writing blog posts, comment letters, issue briefs, white papers, proposals and research reports.

The Resilience Policy Analyst will report to the Vice President, Public Policy and will have the opportunity to work with other departments.

Job Responsibilities

Track and monitor federal and state resilience and community development legislation and programs to identify promising practices and potential new policy ideas.

Build a coalition of community-focused resilience advocates.

Represent Enterprise at related external meetings, as needed.

Lobby Congress.

Write research reports and white papers that analyze existing conditions, policies, and programs to identify best practices and make recommendations for improvement in federal, state and local resilience effort.

Engage in collaborative research on resilience policy with Enterprise staff, including quantitative and qualitative assessments of existing and proposed housing and community development policies.

Complete other duties as assigned.


Master’s degree in urban planning, public policy or administration, economics, or a related field preferred and 3 years of relevant work experience; additional work experience may substitute for graduate degree, and additional advanced education may substitute for part of the work experience. Experience working with the Hill and knowledge of climate resilience preferred.

Strong knowledge of urban planning, government, and community development and the forces and processes that impact outcomes, with a focus on the role of public policy.

Superior research and writing skills.

Creativity and willingness to explore new policy ideas and build strong relationships.

Self-motivated; ability to work both independently and as a team player, including working closely with internal and external partners.

Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

Ability to pay close attention to detail, with strong organizational skills; project management experience preferred.

Microsoft Word, Access & Excel skills and familiarity with web-based research are required.

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