Senior Policy Analyst | Immigration and Immigrant Families Team

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The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty organization advancing policy solutions that work for people with low incomes and people of color. We advocate for public policies and programs at the federal, state, and local levels that reduce poverty, improve the lives of people with low incomes, and advance racial and economic justice. Our solutions directly address the barriers that individuals and families face because of race, ethnicity, low income, and immigration status.

For more than 50 years, we have kept our vision alive through trusted expertise on policy and strategy, knowledgeable and committed staff, partnerships with directly impacted people and grassroots leaders, and approaches to economic and racial justice that are bold, innovative, and inclusive.

Within our broad anti-poverty mission, CLASP is organized around five policy teams: Child Care and Early Education; Education, Labor, and Worker Justice; Income and Work Supports; Immigration and Immigrant Families; and Youth Policy. The Immigration and Immigrant Families team works with the other policy teams to advance a comprehensive anti-poverty, racial justice agenda on behalf of immigrants with low incomes.


The Immigration and Immigrant Families team focuses on defending against harmful anti-immigrant policies and advocating for policies that promote the health and wellbeing of immigrant children, youth, and families. Our advocacy work is focused on immigration policies that keep families together, promote healthy child development, and strengthen economic security and educational opportunity. CLASP anchors the Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN), whose mission it is to defend and support children in the United States in mixed-status immigrant families. CLASP also co-chairs the Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) campaign, whose mission it is to protect immigrants’ and their families’ access to health, nutrition, and income supports. CLASP seeks a Senior Policy Analyst to join our Immigration and Immigrant Families team as we work together to push a proactive agenda for immigrant families in the U.S.
The Senior Policy Analyst will play a significant role in leading key areas of the team’s advocacy agenda in immigration and other intersectional policy issues. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading federal advocacy strategies to promote family unity, healthy child development, and economic and educational opportunity for immigrant children, youth, and families with low- incomes;
  • Providing policy analysis, policy recommendations, and technical assistance through presentations, on-site assistance, publications, commentaries, written materials, emails, and teleconferences;
  • Contributing to CLASP’s leadership of cross-sector coalitions, particularly the Children Thrive Action Network, including helping to co-lead working groups, cultivate new partners, and contribute to the development of advocacy agenda and materials;
  • Actively participating and exercising a leadership role in the Immigration and Immigrant Families team (including project-based supervision of colleagues, fellows, and interns), and CLASP-wide activities (e.g., Racial Equity team, State Technical Assistance team);
  • Building relationships with staff from Capitol Hill and federal agencies to help advance our policy agenda;
  • Speaking to a wide variety of audiences, including national, state, and local policymakers and practitioners on substantive areas of work, advocacy partners, community members, researchers, as well as journalists covering relevant policy issues;
  • Leading and supporting policy convenings, roundtables, meetings, and webinars with key stakeholders, including state and federal officials, policy experts, advocacy partners, coalitions, and community members;
  • Writing high-quality reports, issue briefs, and commentaries in substantive areas of work;
  • Centering racial equity in anti-poverty advocacy work at the national, state, and local level; research and written products; technical assistance; advocacy strategies; and partnerships with key stakeholders;
  • Playing a role in managing funder relationships, including supporting grant reports and proposals in conjunction with the team director and others.


  • Substantive expertise in immigration policy acquired through policy advocacy, research, or direct-service experience. Expertise another policy area such as education, job quality or access to benefits is a plus, but not required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the circumstances of immigrant families with low incomes and to engaging diverse partners in immigration policy advocacy.
  • Campaign and coalition building experience strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional research, analytical, facilitation, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to synthesize information to persuasively and creatively communicate ideas to influence diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain relationships and work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external partners and stakeholders is required.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the capacity to understand legislative and regulatory text, assess political and budgetary contexts, and use data to assess the strengths and weaknesses of policy options.
  • Demonstrated capacity to set priorities; work on multiple detail-oriented tasks, often on a time- sensitive basis; and work effectively both individually and as part of a team.
  • Experience leading, managing, supervising, or mentoring colleagues is strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in a language other than English is a plus.
  • Senior Policy Analysts typically have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years’ related experience or a master’s degree, juris doctor or other advanced degree and 5 years’ related experience.
  • Candidate must be based in Washington, D.C.

Salary Range: $76,000 – $89,000

Salary is 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, paid sick leave, paid family and medical leave, and holiday schedules.



Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

The Center for Law and Social Policy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.