The primary goal of the Equity in Community Investments (ECI)
program is to support campaigns, led by community-based
organizations, for more equitable policies and investments in
historically disinvested Black, Indigenous, and people of color
communities. We accomplish this through policy and budget
analysis, advocacy, narrative development, and capacity-building
efforts for our partners.
The Analyst will produce action-oriented budget and data
analysis in partnership with community-based organizations to
support local advocacy campaigns. The Analyst will report to the
Associate Director of Equity in Community Investments.
This work will include:
- Extensive budget and policy analysis utilizing a racial equity
lens and across an array of issues including education, public
health, and the built environment;
- Management and analysis of budget data, producing policy
briefs, research reports, memos, and other materials as needed for
- Identifying persuasive facts and crafting compelling advocacy
- Deepening the capacity of partners by preparing and conducting
budget advocacy trainings.
The successful applicant must have a strong, demonstrated
commitment to social and racial justice, documented research and
analysis skills, a track record of balancing multiple streams of
work at the same time, experience in racial justice/systems change
campaigns, the ability to engage with local government
decision-making processes, and be self-motivated, flexible, and
skilled at fostering creative and collaborative spaces.
Specific Responsibilities Include, But Are Not
- Perform analysis of government reports and budgets and stay
apprised of local government activities and developments.
- Prepare materials and reports for advocacy campaigns.
- Develop and conduct detailed and accessible training curricula
for a wide range of stakeholders (including staff of
community-based organizations, community members, funders, and
media) on topics including the budget development and
implementation processes and how to engage in effective advocacy
- Support the strategic development of a policy agenda in
consultation with Equity in Community Investments program
leadership through research and advocacy.
- Serve as a liaison with community-based organizations and play
an active role in coalitions.
- In collaboration with partner organizations, analyze political
opportunities, and develop winning campaign plans and
- Identify, initiate, and deepen relationships with a broad array
of policy, research, community-based stakeholders, relevant
government staff, and political leadership.
- Occasional travel, once it is safe to return to in-person
meetings (details will be discussed as part of the hiring process
depending on an applicant’s location).
- Support project implementation for current and emerging
Advancement Project California (APCA) cross-programmatic
- Participate in organization-wide planning, development, and
communication activities as needed and ensure adherence to
Advancement Project goals and policies within the project
- Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and
To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform
each essential job function assigned to satisfaction. The
requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- Sincere and demonstrated commitment to advancing social and/or
racial justice progress for the highest-need communities.
- 2-5 years of experience in civil rights and social justice,
public policy, inside government, labor, community-based policy
advocacy, and/or organizing (beyond summer or short-term
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in public policy,
law, or the social sciences preferred. An equivalent combination of
education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the
essential job duties may be considered.
- Demonstrated experience conducting policy analysis, research
(qualitative and/or quantitative), and analyzing complex
information data for policy and planning.
- Demonstrated experience in leading and managing numerous
complex projects that are strategic in nature and scope.
- Experience building and working in coalitions, including
managing partnerships with residents and community
- Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and
presentation skills, with experience translating technical analyses
into compelling advocacy messages especially preferred.
- Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality work product on
a consistent, reliable basis in a fast-paced work environment with
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective
relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders.
- Proven ability to work with diverse communities, leaders, and
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision and
demonstrated ability to work in small team settings.
- Flexibility to adjust and contribute to continually evolving
work situations and changing priorities.
- Good computer skills, proficient with MS Office
- Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to
execute projects on-time and on-budget.
- Bilingual English-Spanish a plus including the ability to
speak, read, and write Spanish.
- Must be able to travel locally and statewide once it is safe to
Benefits & Work Environment:
- Yearly professional development allowance and personalized
professional development goals.
- 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, 8 sick days, and 2 weeks
paid parental leave along with national and office holidays.
- Organizational and team wellness days to help build team
cohesion and camaraderie.
- Opportunity to see the meaning and impact of your work at an
organization that is actively building more equitable communities
and systems across California.
- Opportunity to work in a flexible work culture that is
sensitive to employee wellbeing and encourages work life
- Additional benefits during the pandemic including scheduling
flexibility for parents and caregivers and telework allowance.
- Opportunity to work in a company dedicated to pay equity and a
diverse work culture.
Salary & Benefits:
- $62,500 – $77,500 depending on experience and is
- Full, employer-covered medical, dental, and vision benefits
with no employee contributions for spouses and/or dependents,
including registered Domestic Partners.
- 403B retirement plan with employer matching benefits after 90
- Flexible Spending Account for eligible employees to allocate
pre-tax money throughout the year.
Please send an email with subject “ECI Research and Policy
Analyst” and a cover letter, resume, and work-related writing
sample in one PDF attachment titled “last_name_first_name_ECI
Research and Policy Analyst.pdf” (e.g., Jimenez_Jorge_ECI Research
and Policy Analyst.pdf) to:
Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration
- Phone interview with hiring manager
- Two panel interviews (via Zoom)
- Reference Checks
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Advancement Project is an equal opportunity employer and does
not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, national origin,
gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age,
or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws.
We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive
staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of
color, LGBTQ, women, people wit6h disabilities; and/or formerly