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SHRM Analyst, Policy in Alexandria, Virginia

Analyst, Policy

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #170

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

The Policy Analyst supports SHRM’s comprehensive strategy to develop and coordinate advocacy and education initiatives associated with SHRM’s federal and state public policy for SHRM members with special emphasis on SHRM’s Advocacy Team (A-Team). The incumbent plans and designs state and chapter public policy initiatives designed to support these activities, as well as supports chapter and state council public policy programs.

Your Day:

  • Supports activities to foster member participation in SHRM member advocacy programs.

  • Assists in the development and execution of the communication strategy to educate volunteer leaders and members on these activities, other public policy issues, and resources available through SHRM’s member advocacy programs.

  • Creates materials, programming, and activities to educate volunteer leaders and foster member participation in the SHRM A-Team, as well as other member advocacy activities to support SHRM public policy initiatives.

  • Provides input in the development and implementation of the annual budget for member advocacy programs.

  • Works closely with SHRM state councils and chapters in advancing member advocacy engagement.

  • Writes content for use in SHRM publications and electronic venues to inform and educate SHRM members on member advocacy activities and programs.

  • Conducts presentations and training sessions at SHRM state and chapter conferences on behalf of SHRM on member advocacy and public policy efforts that affect the HR profession.

  • Assists with the continuous development and maintenance of the SHRM Government Affairs online policy action center and SHRM A-Team database.

  • Tracks program progress and provides regular updates and reports on member advocacy developments to SHRM leaders, members, editorial, public affairs, and government affairs staff.

  • Assists with the development and distribution of Government Affairs communications to the membership on public policy developments and member advocacy programs.

  • Supports all aspects of the SHRM advocacy app.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Must Haves:

  • High school diploma or equivalent relevant experience

  • 4 years of experience with federal or state legislatures, federal or state executive or agency branch, government relations office, or advocacy work in local government, a trade association, higher education, campaign, grassroots firm or other organization.

  • Superior written and oral communicator who can convey complex policy research in simple terms to management.

  • Ability to prepare persuasive, simple documents and presentations for use by lobbying staff and others working in concert with the government affairs team.

  • Excellent analytical and research skills.

  • Ability to work independently and/or as a member of the team.

  • Willingness to work on variety of tasks and projects.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel).

  • Solid customer service commitment: resourceful, diplomatic, team-oriented and sensitive to the needs of members and staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment, while successfully delivering to internal and external customers at all levels in a timely manner.

  • Candidates must have a proven commitment to SHRM's six Guiding Principles:

  • Bold Purpose

  • Excellence & Accountability

  • Flexibility & Agility

  • Smart & Curious

  • Collaborative Openness

  • Push Back to Move Forward

Let Us Know If You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science or related field.

  • Experience working on labor, education, and financial issues.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

  • Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

  • Travel Required: Occasional 0-10%

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Government Affairs

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA