Policy Analyst

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Job Description:

This is a shared position between Black Women for Wellness and Black Women for Wellness Action
Project ( 501c3 and 501c4 affiliate).

The Policy Analyst is responsible for helping to develop and implement the priorities and platform of
the c3 and c4 affiliates. In addition, communicating with policymakers, key stakeholders, media, and
the community about policy priorities. This includes both analyzing and advocacy of policy and
budget that would positively impact Black women and girls and throughout California.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Research, development and implementation of the policy platform
  • Work with Policy Director to build and maintain BWW as a leader in Reproductive Justice
    policy at a local, state and federal level
  • Liaison to external policy partners including but not limited to lobbyist and consultants
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with external organizations to push policy
  • Working with Policy Director to create policy materials including fact sheets, letter of support,
    research and media materials
  • Liaison to media surrounding all policy-related information
  • Measure the effectiveness of policy work/initiatives; define and lead change to meet
  • Serve as an ambassador of BWW’s mission and policy and advocacy priorities; develop and
    maintain relationships across constituents and stakeholders necessary
  • Oversee the planning and execution of events such as policy breakfasts and roundtables to
    encourage dialogue and ultimately better policies, programs, and practices
  • Liaison with In Our Own Voice - National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
    policy team. Collaborating with National and State partners policy platform
  • Grant writing and reporting to funders in the policy area
  • Frequent travel is required
  • Other office duties as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, public administration or a related degree required,
    advanced degree preferred (Masters or J.D.)
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in non-profit or government
  • At Least 3-year experience working with media
  • Experience successfully building and managing a high performing team
  • In-depth/Expert understanding of city, state and federal legislative and budget processes
  • In-depth knowledge on reproductive health, right and justice issues impacting Black women
  • Deep commitment to social justice, policy advocacy and research
  • Track-record of high-level impact on policy issues in the human services field and/or
    reproductive health right and justice field
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft word and powerpoint or similar programs
  • Entrepreneurial, flexible, creative, energetic, hard-working and unafraid of challenges
  • Strong, proactive project management skills with solid experience managing and
    coordinating research projects, policy analysis, and high-impact advocacy campaigns
  • Experience using social media in advocacy campaigns

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sense of humor;
  • Knowledge of Black communities/working with Black communities a plus;
  • Deep understanding and history of Reproductive Justice;
  • Experience grant writing.

Salary and Benefits:

Annual Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000 depending on experience.

About BWW:

Organized by 6 women in 1997, Black Women for Wellness (BWW) is on a mission to enhance the
health and well-being of Black Women and their families through education, empowerment and
civic engagement. We are a multi-generational, membership-based, volunteer-driven organization
utilizing civic engagement, community education, policy and media outreach to address the health
inequities of Black women and their children. Our strategies include: (1) Increasing communication,
networking and information sharing among community members; (2) Developing and
implementing programs and health education materials that are culturally and gender attuned to the
lifestyles and needs of Black women and families in CA; (3) Supporting and empowering women to
take leadership roles and positions that advocate for and drive resources; (4) Research and
validation of effective prevention strategies and tools while documenting new trends that impact
health and well being; (4) Being an active listening voice concerning the health status of Black
women and their families.

About BWWAP:

Founded in 2017, Black Women for Wellness Action (BWWAP) project mission is to build and
exercise the electoral power of Black women in California through advocacy, civic and political
engagement. BWWAP is rooted in the reproductive justice framework of Black Women Women for
Wellness, an organization with over a 20-year history serving black women and girls. In Black
Women for Wellness Action Project short history, we have been able to make our mark within the
community as well as to began to build the infrastructure needed for a high functioning impactful

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