Policy Analyst, Budget & Tax Center

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The Budget & Tax Center, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst works to document and analyze fiscal conditions in North Carolina with an eye to policy solutions that can support low-income North Carolinians. This position focuses on general fiscal analysis with special attention to the state’s biennial budget process and implementation of the final budget. In particular, the analyst will monitor and document the Governor, legislative and final budgets for the state with an eye to their investments in services and programs that support low-income communities. The Analyst is responsible for researching and writing policy briefs and reports, conducting outreach and community education through mass-media, new media, and presentations and supporting staff allies and coalition members on state budget and tax policy issues especially, as these issues affect low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or city and regional planning, with a focus on domestic social, economic, education, and/or anti-poverty policy; two or more years of professional experience analyzing economic and fiscal policy issues with the goal of promoting public policy decisions that address the needs of low-income communities; familiarity with state legislative and budgeting processes; ability to find, gather and synthesize data and information from a diverse variety of qualitative and quantitative sources; excellent quantitative analysis skills, including advanced competency in Excel; superior written, oral and presentation skills; and a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the improving social justice through progressive fiscal and budget policies. Availability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, 12 holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Policy Analyst” in the subject line to

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.