Freedom Network

  • Senior Policy Analyst – Free Expression

    Job Locations
    Arlington, VA
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Senior Policy Analyst will conduct research and analysis of policies and legislation that advance the organization’s vision for reform in the area of free speech and open inquiry with a specific focus on academic freedom and campus free speech. Reporting to one of AFP’s Policy Managers, the candidate will work collaboratively with other members of the team to craft analyses, summaries, reports and other content related to policy positions, current legislation, and policy proposals. The candidate should have a commitment to the principles of the organization – specifically fostering a culture of openness and toleration in which people can live in accordance with their own values and aspirations. 



    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Work to execute ourfree speech and open inquiry strategies by producing analysis and research material to assist in the production of policy products, including but not limited to issue summaries, issue briefs, advocacy tools, testimony, opinion and commentary, and any other material needed to support the organization's engagement efforts
    • Monitor federal and state legislation as it is introduced to quickly develop a point of view
    • Work with coalition partners in the policy space to apply and drive solutions to increase freedom of speech
    • Assist with the development of letters of support for legislation at the federal and state level, as well as internal briefing documents for network staff and management on an as-needed basis
    • Aid in the translation of complex issues into talking points/written text for communications and grassroots teams
    • Speak on behalf of the organization as needed, either to the general public or to public officials
    • Provide policy recommendations for new and existing organization policy positions
    • Work with state chapters to better understand the impact of current federal and state legislation and regulatory policies
    • Assist on other special projects as needed
    • Other duties as assigned


    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization


    • A minimum of five years of experience working in a related field (i.e. policy analysis, Capitol Hill position, etc.)
    • Bachelor's Degree required 
    • Experience with the policy issues, particularly around free speech  
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
    • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment
    • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
    • A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our members, partners and state chapters  


    About Us



    Americans for Prosperity is driving long-term solutions to the country's biggest problems through broad-based grassroots outreach. Our activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit. We have an on-the-ground infrastructure in 36 states that recruits and unites citizens behind a common goal of advancing policies that help people improve their lives. 


    Americans for Prosperity Foundation is dedicated to educating and training citizens to be courageous advocates for the ideas, principles, and policies in a society of mutual benefit--knowing that leads to the greatest prosperity and well-being for all. Our educational programs break barriers standing in the way of people realizing their potential. By eliminating these obstacles to opportunity, in areas like occupational licensing, free speech, K-12 education, and free trade, we are supporting and working to lift up the lives of individuals and local communities. 


    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. 


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