Colorado Nonprofit Association

Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

The Bell Policy Center is hiring for a Policy Analyst to research and analyze economic mobility policy issues, communicate findings to partner organizations and the public, and work with other members of the team to advance policies that support economic mobility for every Coloradan. We seek someone with the ability to build strong relationships with community partners; strong analytical skills; a working knowledge of issues in housing, community wealth building, family economic security, post-secondary education, and/or economic mobility; a strong commitment to equity-focused research and engaging community voice; and the ability to communicate information effectively.

The Policy Analyst will participate in the Bell’s research and analysis on economic mobility policies in Colorado, dissemination of that research, and related advocacy activities in their issue areas. The work could include a range of state policy issues, but will likely focus on housing (including increasing homeownership, housing development, and ensuring people have the resources to remain in their homes) and wealth building, as well as on closing equity gaps in other key structural systems that drive economic mobility. The Policy Analyst reports to the Director of Policy and Research and works closely with the policy team and other key staff.

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About the Bell Policy Center

Based in Denver, Colorado, the Bell Policy Center’s mission is to ensure economic mobility for every Coloradan. Through policy research, outreach, communications, and advocacy, we work to ignite a conversation that inspires communities and their leaders to transform Colorado into a state where everyone thrives. Recognizing that racism, sexism, classism, and other systemic forms of oppression have prevented generations of Coloradans from enjoying economic mobility, the Bell focuses on key systems and levers for mobility, such as public finance, the care economy, postsecondary education and workforce development, housing, and family economic security. We are nonprofit and nonpartisan. To learn more about our work, go to www.bellpolicy.org.  

Well-respected within Colorado and nationally for its high-quality research, effective advocacy, and leadership in progressive policy, the Bell offers opportunities to build a strong research portfolio and networks within the progressive policy ecosystem. Past staff have gone on to senior positions in state government as well as with both state and national think tanks and advocacy organizations. 

The Bell Policy Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 501(c)(4) affiliate, the Bell Action Network. The Policy Analyst works for both organizations, though the vast majority of work is for the Policy Center. 

The Bell Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer. We know that Coloradans who belong to marginalized groups in society—including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, immigrants, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ people—are more likely to be left out of opportunities for economic mobility. Because we believe these communities must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.