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Senior Policy Analyst – Southeast

About Reinvestment Fund

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Reinvestment Fund operates nationally with regional offices in Baltimore, MD, and Atlanta, GA. Reinvestment Fund is a national mission-driven financial institution that creates opportunity for underserved people and places through partnerships. We marshal the capital, analytics, and expertise necessary to build strong, healthy, and more equitable communities.

As a federally certified community development financial institution (CDFI), our job is to make finance an agent of positive change and equitable growth. We provide loans, grants and technical assistance to businesses and nonprofits. Our borrowers and grantees educate students, support local economies, and create jobs. They build affordable housing and provide community goods and services that include access to nutritious food, hunger relief, physical and mental health care, and other social services.

At Reinvestment Fund, you’ll be part of a talented and passionate team of communicators and business development staff, lenders, portfolio managers, analysts, grant program managers, accountants, and policy researchers who bring their unique talents to our mission.

Reinvestment Fund is currently undergoing a multi-year race, equity, and inclusion organizational change process, and we are seeking candidates who share a commitment to advancing racial equity and anti-racism and are prepared to engage in that work.

About Policy Solutions

Reinvestment Fund’s Policy Solutions group conducts rigorous data analyses that guide our clients’ policy, programming, and investment decisions, as well as Reinvestment Fund’s own strategies and investments. We work with the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to design and measure the impact of efforts to preserve and rebuild equitable communities in cities around the country. We are recognized nationally for producing objective research on residential and commercial market conditions, equitable development, fair housing, mortgage foreclosures and evictions, food access, arts and culture, and the impact of various housing and community development programs.

Work Location

Reinvestment Fund is maintaining a 100% remote work environment through early 2022 due to COVID. The Senior Policy Analyst – Southeast will be based at Reinvestment Fund’s Atlanta office and must be located in or willing to relocate to the Atlanta region. The position requires travel to project locations throughout the Southeast on a regular basis (average 5 days a month) and occasional visits to other project locations around the country and to the Philadelphia office.

Learn more at reinvestment.com.

Summary

Lead spatial, statistical, and qualitative data analyses and increase the presence and profile of the Policy Solutions team in the Southeast region (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN). Support business development in the Southeast by writing project proposals, developing and maintaining relationships with current and prospective clients, coordinating with Southeast staff from other Reinvestment Fund departments, and sharing our work in public forums and publications. Conduct and present research using methodologies created uniquely by the Policy Solutions department. Specific topics of focus include but are not limited to residential markets, affordable housing policy, fair housing, equitable and inclusive community development, urban and rural food access, and access to high-quality early childhood education. Although the position does not have direct reports, the Senior Policy Analyst – Southeast will manage projects and oversee junior staff in the creation of analytic products that answer critical questions for our clients in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Statistically analyze quantitative, spatial, and qualitative data and review results for accuracy and
  • Develop internal research plans for project deliverables.
  • Synthesize findings from original research to identify insights that answer critical questions for our clients.
  • Communicate research findings to clients, public audiences, and to media via presentations and written reports.
  • Develop research methodologies and technical reference documentation for project work.
  • Work with clients to understand their needs and scope project deliverables.
  • Support business development.
  • Manage and delegate work to junior staff and interns.

Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

5+ years relevant professional experience and a Master’s degree or other advanced degree strongly preferred (in social sciences, city planning, or related field) but combination of Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years relevant experience may be considered.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Subject matter knowledge in one or more of the following policy areas: housing, city planning, public health, early childhood education, food access, community development, related social science disciplines.
  • Statistical and spatial analysis experience.
  • Strong analytical thinking skills are essential.
  • Software skills in Excel, ArcGIS, SQL and/or R (or similar applications).
  • Qualitative research experience (surveys, interviews, focus groups, literature scans).
  • Project management experience.
  • Business development skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Core Competencies

  • Detail-Oriented
  • Analytical Ability
  • Relationship Management

Compensation and Benefits

Reinvestment Fund offers a competitive salary based on experience and skills, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid health, disability and life insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care and transportation), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and EAP program.

To Apply

Please complete the online application form at www.reinvestment.com/careers and attach your resume and a cover letter.

Reinvestment Fund uses E-Verify to validate all new hires’ ability to legally work in the United States and all new hires may be subject to a background check.

Reinvestment Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, non-job-related disability, or status as a veteran. Reinvestment Fund is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) throughout our organization and in our external investment practices.

Reinvestment Fund, Inc. has an affiliate, RF Impact Advisers, Inc. (“RFIA”) that is a state-registered investment adviser.  In order to advance compliance with and prevent violations of federal and state securities laws and to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, RFIA has adopted a Code of Ethics to govern certain conduct of its staff, including certain staff of Reinvestment Fund because Reinvestment Fund is an advisory affiliate of RFIA.   As part of this Code of Ethics, there are specific personal reporting and other requirements and disclosures of personal financial and/or securities transactions information for certain individuals, and this reporting may extend to your household members.

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