Founded in 1981 in partnership with whistleblowers, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that works to expose waste, corruption, abuse of power, and other instances where the government fails to serve the public. We champion reforms to achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles. POGO has an over $6 million annual budget that supports a staff of over 40 employees.
POGO is looking for a talented Policy Analyst
to manage a policy portfolio covering multiple issues within POGO’s mission, and to help advance POGO’s policy priorities in Congress and the executive branch. The Policy Analyst will report to the Director of Public Policy.
- Manage a policy portfolio of overarching issues under POGO’s mission.
- Assist in shaping POGO’s short- and long-term policy goals.
- Disseminate POGO’s investigative and policy work to Congressional offices, coalitions, listservs, and a wide range of other relevant audiences.
- Analyze legislative text to determine whether POGO should offer an organizational endorsement or suggestions to improve the language.
- Write public-facing statements of policy positions such as Congressional testimony and letters to policymakers.
- Work with Congressional staff to draft hearing questions, oversight letters, and legislative text.
- Draft model legislative language to further POGO’s legislative priorities.
- Participate in coalition and advocacy efforts, including assisting in the coordination and planning of public and private meetings and events.
- Minimum of 3 years of policy experience including positions in Congressional offices or committees, federal agencies, or civil society—or demonstrated equivalent experience.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on internal teams, across external organizations, and independently when necessary.
- Demonstrated commitment to working in a nonpartisan manner with diverse stakeholders and policymakers.
- Demonstrated track record of taking initiative to solve problems and adapt to changing circumstances.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong understanding of the federal legislative process.
Compensation and benefits:
- Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience in the range of $60K-$85K.
- Health, dental, and vision insurance.
- 403(b) investment plan available, with employer retirement contribution once eligible.
- Life insurance and long-term disability coverage.
- Metro SmartTrip benefits.
- Paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, subject line: POGO Policy Analyst, or mail application to: Project On Government Oversight, 1100 G Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls please.
Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Final Submission Deadline: May 17
POGO provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We encourage all interested and qualified individuals to apply.