Policy Analyst, Paid Leave and Responsive Workplaces

September 28, 2012

CLASP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, is a national non-profit policy organization that develops and advocates for policies at the federal, state and local levels that improve the lives of low income people. CLASP's  efforts around paid leave are a part of its focus on job quality. 

Job Responsibilities.  The Policy Analyst will work directly with the Deputy Director of CLASP, who leads CLASP's work to secure public policies that will ensure all workers in America receive paid leave and have workplaces that are responsive to workers' responsibilities at home. The Policy Analyst contributes to  these efforts generally, and particularly to our project to publically engage employers who support  paid leave through sick days laws and family/medical leave insurance.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing a plan for identifying and engaging businesses in support of paid leave laws and policies in the states;
  • Conducting business outreach to identify supporters of paid sick days;
  • Working with staff of colleague organizations to effectively integrate business supporters into state advocacy campaigns around paid sick days;
  • Providing issue information and education to Congressional staff to foster greater understanding about the need for paid leave;
  • Preparing business supporters to voice their views through such means as oral and written testimony, op-eds, and media appearances;
  • Researching and publishing background materials for use by business supporters and other advocates around paid leave;
  • Researching and disseminating materials surrounding paid time off and related topics that will inform the paid leave;
  • Managing a database of business supporters for paid leave;
  • Representing CLASP at public meetings and strategy meetings of colleague organizations;
  • Drafting CLASP op-eds and CLASP "In Focus" postings about paid leave and the role of business leaders;  
  • Tracking and reporting on project activities for internal and external purposes; identifying funding opportunities for continued project support.

Job Qualifications include:

  • Experience in, or a strong interest in, improving the lives of low-income individuals and families through policy changes at the federal, state and local levels;
  • Professional and effective written and oral communication;
  • Excellent time management and team-building relationship skills;
  • Evidence of political instincts and/or advocacy skills;
  • Ownership of a business or experience in working with businesses preferred;
  • Media/communications background a plus.


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. CLASP offers exceptional benefits, including several health insurance options, dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, long term care insurance, a 403(b) retirement program, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.


Please send a resume, writing sample, references, and a cover letter via email to: jodie@clasp.org. Please make the email subject line "CLASP Policy Analyst Position."


CLASP is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

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