Staff position, full time, exempt employee
$60,000 – $80,000 / year
Eno offers a generous benefit package
The position in based in Washington, DC
The Eno Center for Transportation is an independent, non-partisan think tank that shapes public debate on critical multimodal transportation issues and builds an innovative network of transportation professionals. The leader in our field for nearly a century, government and industry leaders rely on Eno for timely research and an independent voice on policy issues. 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 professional development programs strengthen the leadership and practical skills of transportation professionals across the industry.
Our team consists of fun, diverse professionals in a highly collaborative environment. We believe in fostering personal and professional growth.
About Eno’s Policy Programs:
Eno provides government and industry leaders with expert research, timely analysis, and an independent voice that they can trust. Our policy work centers on understanding the major challenges facing multimodal and national networks in order to develop actionable, pragmatic recommendations for transportation professionals at the federal, state, and local levels in both the public and private sectors. The Policy Analyst’s research will not only involve working in a highly collaborative setting with the Eno team and other research and consulting institutions, but also frequent outreach to industry stakeholders across the country.
Eno uses multiple platforms to disseminate valuable information, including research reports, webinars, videos, and our weekly newsletter, Eno Transportation Weekly. For nearly two decades, Eno Transportation Weekly (ETW) has been the premier federal transportation policy publication for leaders across the country.
About the Policy Analyst Role:
The Policy Analyst reports to the Policy Director and serves as a key member of Eno’s policy team. The Policy Analyst will work with all Eno staff members, but will mainly collaborate with the policy team to conduct expert and timely policy research and analysis across a broad spectrum of projects. The Policy Analyst will be expected to directly interface with subject matter experts, both internal and external, to bring new research ideas, develop and lead projects, and inform the broader, ongoing policy discussion. The Policy Analyst is highly skilled in written and verbal communication and is able to represent Eno well at a variety of external functions.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Note: this position requires 10% travel, when applicable
Research and Writing (75%)
- Work on a team to develop new research concepts, questions, and products for national, state, and local projects.
- Identify quantitative and qualitative trends and implications on specific topics across transportation.
- Contribute to Eno research products through background research, joint writing with the project lead and team, and editing project drafts.
- Manage research projects internally, including taking the lead on background research, authorship, developing project timelines, and scheduling regular check-ins with the project team to review work, progress, and timelines.
- Work with a variety of public- and private-sector databases, constructs and manages data files; download, process, clean, and analyze data as they become available.
- Contribute regularly to Eno Transportation Weekly and other Eno publications.
- Work with Eno’s Professional Development Program to assist with development of education materials and present research findings at courses when needed.
- Work with Eno’s Development and Communications team to assist with the development of collateral material, publication schedules, and media relations.
- Help review and edit work written by team members and external contributors.
- Assist with the writing of proposals for future projects.
External Engagement and Communications (10%)
- Present research and policy findings at Eno-led courses and training sessions and in public meetings, forums, webinars, or via the media.
- Actively participate in planning meetings and listening sessions with partners and clients to develop report themes and content.
- Help to plan and moderate Eno policy webinars with internal and external partners.
- Collect, compile, and summarize trends and policy developments to be incorporated into special presentations, as required.
Network Building and Interaction (10%)
- Help build and maintain network of policy and research partners.
- Remain up-to-date on latest policy developments at the federal, state, and local levels in all areas of transportation and with public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
- Maintain relationships with peer staff at government agencies, think tanks, and other organizations as required.
- Identify opportunities to present and interact with the transportation community both within and outside of Washington.
- Foster Eno’s relationships with transportation stakeholders including, transportation agencies, researchers, private practitioners, business, advocacy, and labor representation, and regional coordinating entities.
Professional Growth and Career Development (5%)
- Participate in personal and professional training and development activities.
- Bachelor’s degree in urban, regional, or transportation planning, economics, engineering, public policy, political science, logistics, or other relevant fields.
- Master’s degree in related field preferred.
- 0 to 5 years of post graduate professional work experience in transportation and/or policy-oriented environment preferred.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- 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.
- Proficient understanding of transportation and public policy.
- Commitment to quality work, clear and accessible writing, strong organization, high initiative, solid interpersonal and communications skills, eye for detail, creativity and design, and mature judgment.
- Must be a team player and collaborate well with others on joint writing assignments and other projects.
Physical Essential Functions
- Ability to type at least 40 wpm.
- Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
- The person in this position frequently communicates with stakeholders. Must be able to present and exchange accurate information in these situations.
- Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
Please send a resume/CV, short writing sample, and cover letter to Alisha Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Eno Policy Analyst” as the email subject line. Please also indicate how you learned about this position. This position will remain open until filled.
Eno’s Commitment to Diversity
Eno believes that a diverse group of staff, board members, and partners (both formal and informal) from various racial, ethnic, political, and professional backgrounds helps to enhance and validate the quality and rigor of our research and policy work, and inspire free and spirited exchange that draws upon a wide variety of views, thought, experience, and personal background.
To guarantee such an environment, Eno is firmly committed to the promotion of diversity in all of its dimensions. Internally, we cultivate a culture of inclusion that will make the Eno workplace a welcoming environment for all. This commitment to diversity extends to our external networks, advisors, and affiliates with whom Eno regularly interacts. Eno works closely with groups such as the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Young Professionals in Transportation, and the Women in Transportation Network.
Statement on Vaccination, Testing, and Face Covering:
Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace, communities, and the nation as a whole. Eno Center for Transportation strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to protect themselves and other employees. In cases where vaccination may be contraindicated for medical necessity, employees may submit a request for reasonable accommodation. However, in any case, employees must comply with Eno’s employment policies and applicable federal, state and/or local laws which may include regular testing and face covering requirements.