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Policy Analyst

About WE

Since 1973, Women Employed (WE) has been creating fundamental, systemic change for working women. WE are an advocacy organization. WE work to change systems, because when you improve a law, work with a company to create supportive policies, or help a college develop programs to keep working students in school, you can improve the circumstances of hundreds—maybe millions—of women all at once.

WE pursue equity for all. WE value the unique experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, skills, knowledge, and workstyles that a diverse workforce brings to our organization. WE are committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and individuals with different abilities to apply.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has experience working within coalitions and collaborating with diverse stakeholders
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Has experience with coordinating, planning, and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Has experience doing policy and advocacy work
  • Can prioritize multiple assignments, problem-solve and meet all deadlines
  • Has experience and comfort with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Salesforce
  • Thrives working in a team environment where direct communication is valued

This is a position with many opportunities for growth!

About the Position

Women Employed is seeking a highly organized, dedicated individual to join our policy team as Policy Analyst.  The individual will play a key role in advancing Women Employed’s policy priorities by conducting research; developing policy proposals, positions, and publications; informing strategy; and conducting legislative and administrative advocacy to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity. This is a dynamic position with opportunity for professional growth.

This is a full-time position located at our downtown offices.  Starting salary is $54,500 per year.  In addition, Women Employed offers competitive benefits including health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, flexible schedules, and more.


  • Conduct research and analysis of complex policy issues to advance Women Employed’s short- and long-term goals
  • Review, evaluate, and monitor policies and legislation; determine their benefits, gaps, and impacts.
  • Inform and advance WE’s positions on assigned policy issues, including researching emerging trends and recommending potential directions for WE’s policy agenda
  • Manage projects related to advancing WE policy goals including facilitating inter-organization coalitions and partnerships; leading workshops as needed; and running digital advocacy efforts
  • Write policy briefings, research reports, and other documents that synthesize and summarize legislation and policies, and clearly set forth policy positions for use by WE staff, stakeholders, and other audiences

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4-5 years of work experience
  • Education or experience in the areas of public policy, gender & women’s studies, or law preferred
  • Passion for improving the economic status of women; well qualified candidates would have knowledge, which may include lived experience, with issues facing women in postsecondary education and the workforce
  • Knowledge of the state lawmaking process and experience analyzing legislation/policy proposals
  • Ability to conduct some business travel within Illinois and occasionally elsewhere in the U.S.

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