JOB TITLE: Research Analyst II
PROGRAM: Health Program
LOCATION: Denver, CO
SALARY: $3,486+/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 health policy position will focus on a variety of state policies across domains such as primary care and rural health, health insurance and costs, prescription drug pricing, public health, maternal and child health. The position is non-partisan and non-advocacy.
The individual will have responsibility for tracking state legislative bills, analyzing and reporting on legislation, performing policy research, responding to requests for information, assisting with planning and conducting meetings for legislators, writing policy publications, collecting information about current events related to assigned topics, creating and updating user-friendly webpages, collaborating with other NCSL staff and staff from other national organizations, and other duties as assigned.
This position will cover a range of health policy topics and requires a person who is able to juggle multiple tasks and topics efficiently. It also requires good team work across projects and program areas within NCSL, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills to interact with a wide variety of audiences. This position primarily focuses on writing policy analysis memos, web content and policy briefs, conducting research, and assisting with meeting planning as well as creating, updating and managing numerous web resources, and participating in fundraising and administrative tasks related to grant management. This position will require independent work under the mentorship and direction of senior staff.
This position is grant-funded and is subject to reduction in percentage of time covered or elimination if grant funding becomes unavailable.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, copy machines, scanners and smartphones.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, lift small objects up to 50 lbs., open filing cabinets and bend, stoop, or stand on a stool as necessary. Requires the ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally, including overnight and weekends.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.