Fiscal Policy Analyst

May 31st, 2023
Fiscal Policy Analyst

Fiscal Policy Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Policy/Advocacy
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Other
Salary Range: $65,000- $75,000, commensurate with experience.

FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to advancing economic opportunity, justice, and upward mobility for New Yorkers with low incomes. Since 1922, FPWA has driven groundbreaking policy reforms to better serve those in need. We work to dismantle the systemic barriers that impede economic security and well-being, and strengthen the capacity of human services agencies and faith organizations so New Yorkers with lower incomes can thrive and live with dignity.

Position Overview:

The Fiscal Policy Analyst is part of FPWA’s fiscal policy team. The position requires analysis and interpretation of budget and fiscal policy priorities at the national, state, and local levels, with a focus on impacts on the social and economic well-being of low-income New Yorkers, developing accessible policy documents, and examining pending legislative and policy options. The position will have a particular focus on the New York State and City Budget processes and will help build FPWA’s budget advocacy function. The Fiscal Policy Analyst will also produce analysis to support other FPWA projects and priorities, including cost-benefit analysis, tax policy analysis, demographic analysis, and labor market analysis.

Essential Functions:

      • Support research and budget/data analysis on a range of fiscal policy issue areas at the national, state, and local levels, as they relate to FPWA’s overall anti-poverty policy priorities
      • Spearheads FPWA’s budget advocacy function at the City and State level. This would include staying abreast of the budget cycle, preparing and coordinating budget testimony, and preparing statements for public release in response to State and City budgets once they are adopted
      • Monitor and analyze economic data and trends, providing updates to the broader team to ensure FPWA’s work is informed by the latest economic data
      • Support fiscal policy advocacy through policy campaigns, actions, and other advocacy strategies, engaging with key constituencies, national, state, and local allied organizations, member agencies, policymakers, and media
      • Produce high-quality written work promoting FPWA’s policy priorities and translating complex issues for various audiences (e.g., policy statements, reports, testimony, memos of support or opposition, op-eds, fact sheets, data briefs, etc.)
      • Coordinate and collaborate with communications and development teams to promote findings and strengthen fiscal policy work


      • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Policy Analysis, or a related field
      • Minimum of three years of related experience working in a public policy organization, an advocacy organization, government, or a related environment
      • Understanding of macro-and-microeconomic trends and fluency in national, state and city policymaking, budget processes and systems
      • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, with experience breaking down complex concepts – dense legislative language, budget statements, or demographic data – for use by a lay audience and policymakers
      • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate processes and timelines across the team
      • Quantitative analysis skills and the ability to work with large data sets
      • Deep commitment to social justice, policy advocacy and research; understanding of the needs of the communities that FPWA serves

Additional Qualifications:

      • Strong understanding of data analysis software / languages (E.g. R, Python, Power BI)
      • Experience working as part of City and/or State Budget processes


      • Salary range for this role is $65,000- $75,000, commensurate with experience.
      • Excellent Benefit Package including medical, dental, vision, life, 403(b) with match, and more.
      • Ample Vacation Time: Four weeks of paid vacation accumulated during the year, plus 12 company holidays.
      • Professional Development: Resources committed to bolster professional and personal growth.


      • FPWA currently employs a hybrid model. Employees are expected to be in the office twice per week. We observe a company-wide, in-person day on Wednesdays and a company-wide remote day on Fridays.
      • Work performed by this role is expected to happen in or near New York, NY given FPWA’s work policies and practices. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
      • FPWA requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


No phone calls or other inquiries please.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. We will be interviewing applicants on a rolling basis and will fill the position quickly. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


FPWA is committed to employing people who reflect the diversity of our member agencies and the communities and people they serve. Qualified candidates who have firsthand experience of the social welfare and/or justice system are encouraged to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged.


  • 40 Broad Street, 5th Floor
  • New York, New York 10004
  • Phone: 2127774800
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