Policy Analyst


  • Develop expertise on New York’s Freedom of Information Law, Open Data Policy, budget practices at the state, agency, local, and school level, and general good-government, transparency, and affordability issues.
  • Develop research-based Policy Briefs to inform and guide advocacy, as assigned.
  • Develop support and opposition memos on state and local legislation, as assigned.
  • Maintain news-based Opposition Research databases on our political allies and opponents, incorporating intelligence reports received from Field.
  • Maintain Issue Research database on affordability and transparency, collecting and organizing facts, stats, and third-party analysis.
  • Develop expertise on procedural rules that govern State Agencies, the State Legislature, and local governments, including Robert’s Rules.
  • Monitor political and governmental reports, hearings and investigations, including third-party reports from Think Tanks and Advocacy Organizations.
  • Track legislation of interest at the State and Local Level.
  • Maintain affordability and transparency programs, ensuring that our tools utilize the most up-to-date data, rates, regulations and laws.
  • Staff Advisory Commissions, scheduling meetings, arranging travel, preparing and distributing agendas and notes, and coordinating the Commission’s external advocacy efforts.

Mandatory Requirements.

  • Exceptionally strong self-motivation and problem-solving skills.
  • Creativity, ability to think on your feet.
  • Basic understanding of Reclaim’s key issues.
  • Strong attention to detail, not resume strong but real-life strong (have examples).
  • Exceptionally strong self-motivation and problem-solving skills.


  • Knowledge of key issues facing New York and recommended policy solutions.
  • Experience presenting complex local- and state-level policy issues to live audiences.
  • Ability to write succinct and professional policy briefs.
  • Understanding of administrative regulations and procedures inherent to non-profits.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Access.
  • Experience with project management tools, databases, and CRMS.

Materials should be emailed to Dan Branda at: DBranda@reclaimnewyork.org. All materials should be sent in one PDF file with your name in the file name. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.