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Policy Analyst

The Eno Center for Transportation is an independent, non-partisan think-tank that promotes policy innovation and leads professional development in transportation. Eno has the unique role of being able to explore and advance pragmatic and politically feasible solutions to some of the country’s greatest transportation challenges. As part of its mission, Eno seeks continuous improvement in transportation and its public and private leadership in order to increase the system’s mobility, safety, and sustainability.

Our team consists of fun, diverse professionals in a cooperative environment. We work to foster personal and professional growth.

The Position

The Policy Analyst reports to the Vice President of Policy and serves as a key member of the multi-modal policy team. The primary role is to conduct policy research and analysis across a broad spectrum of projects.

 

Research and Writing (75%)

  • Works on a team to develop new research concepts, questions, and products for national, state, and local-level projects.
  • Identifies empirical trends and implications on specific topics as assigned.
  • Works with a variety of public- and private-sector databases, constructs and manages data files; downloads and processes data as they become available.
  • Contributes to Eno Transportation Weekly and other Eno publications.
  • Helps review and edit work written by team members and external contributors.
  • Assists with the writing of proposals for future projects.

 

 External Engagement and Communications (10%)

  • Presents research and policy findings in public meetings or via the media.
  • Actively participates in planning meetings and listening sessions with partners and clients to develop report themes and content.
  • Collects, compiles, and summarizes trends and policy developments to be incorporated into special presentations, as required.

 

Network Building and Interaction (10%)

  • Helps build and maintain network of policy and research partners.
  • Remains up-to-date on latest policy developments at the federal, state, and local levels in all areas of transportation and with public, private, and non-profit sectors.
  • Maintains relationships with peer staff at government agencies, think tanks, and other organizations as required.

 

Professional Growth and Career Development (5%)

  • Participates in training and professional development activities.

The salary range is $55,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience. Eno offers a generous benefits package. This is a full-time position.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position would have a bachelor’s degree in urban, regional, or transportation planning, economics, engineering, public policy, political science, logistics, or other relevant fields. A master’s degree in related field preferred. S/he would have 2 to 6 years of post graduate professional work experience in policy-oriented environment.

Success factors:

  • Demonstrated research experience and ability to do independent work and manage projects.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Collegial and positive attitude as well as high initiative.
  • Clear interest and enthusiasm in transportation, along with demonstrated proficiency and knowledge of relevant issues.
  • Commitment to quality work, clear and accessible writing, strong organization, high initiative, solid interpersonal and communications skills, eye for detail, creativity and design, mature judgment.
  • Must be a team player and collaborate well with others on joint writing assignments and other projects.

 To Apply 

Please send a resume/CV, short writing sample, and cover letter to Alisha Robinson (arobinson@enotrans.org). This position will remain open until filled.

 The Eno Center for Transportation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, family responsibilities, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination as required by law.

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