- Advance degree required or equivalent experience preferably in economics, finance, public administration, public policy, law, or a related field.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex or technical information clearly to a range of audiences in writing, through public speaking, and to the media. Strong tax policy and budget analysis skills and deep understanding of fiscal issues is required.
- Minimum ten years of experience in public policy analysis; demonstrated capacity to work with policymakers, advocates, the news media, and constituent groups to think strategically about opportunities to influence public policy in a nonpartisan manner is required. Knowledge of the state legislative and budget process in Illinois or in another state is desirable.
- Commitment to social and economic justice; strategic thinker with strong leadership skills; commitment to excellence; understanding and valuing of diversity; strong administrative skills.
This is a full-time position. Applicants must be committed to working in a fast-paced environment. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with skills and experience.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit a resume, salary requirements, two writing samples, and a cover letter specifically addressing your interest in and qualifications for this position to email@example.com with the subject line “Director of Fiscal and Public Policy Search.” No phone calls please.
Voices for Illinois Children is an equal opportunity employer, and as such takes affirmative action to ensure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.