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Policy Researcher / Analyst

Policy Researcher / Analyst

Hours: Full-Time
Salary: $45,000-$55,000 Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: October 15, 2014

General Knowledge:

The Connecticut House Republican Office is seeking a Public Policy Researcher / Analyst to help work on the day-to-day operations of the legal / research department.

Preferred Skills and Ability:

Ideal candidates are strong writers, proactive and hardworking. Must have the ability to meet tight deadlines, work well on a team and work significant overtime during legislative session. Must be able to summarize complex topics (both in writing and verbally).

General Experience:

Responsibilities include researching, reading, understanding and analyzing legislation and public policy papers; working directly with state legislators to understand and develop legislative proposals. Law degree or advanced degree in public policy, public administration or political science preferred.

Application Instructions:

Please send a resume, cover letter and a writing sample by October 15, 2014 to: HRO Research Analyst Search Committee, Room 4200, Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT 06106 or reply online at HROEmployment@cga.ct.gov

 


Special Projects Coordinator

Special Projects Coordinator

Hours: Full Time
Salary: Starting salary $72,896
Closing Date: October 17, 2014

General Knowledge:

Connecticut's Legislative Commission on Aging (CoA) is a nonpartisan, public policy and research office of the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA). Our mission is to improve the quality of life for older adults of today and tomorrow and to help prepare our state and municipalities for a rapidly growing aging population. Our office is located on the 5th floor of the State Capitol. We are a small, hardworking and dedicated team comprised of (what will be) 4 full-time employees. We operate with a small budget. We are among 5 other constituent legislative commissions. The Special Projects Coordinator with a specialty in communications provides current and accurate information about complex issues facing older adults in Connecticut to a variety of target audiences (including the CGA), and helps promote the strategies, values and value of the CoA.

Assist the Executive Director In:

  • Coordinating agency communications utilizing various traditional and emerging tactics and techniques.
  • Providing objective information to elected officials, public and private organizations, the media and coalitions related to aging policy issues through various channels (e-news, social media, and traditional media)
  • Designing layout for various reports, issue briefs, newsletters, educational materials.
  • Maintaining CoA website and social media channels (Blog, Twitter, Facebook).
  • Producing graphic design work (infographics, charts, posters, etc.) for print and web.
  • Acting as a liaison with the media.
  • As part of a small, hardworking team, providing support for all CoA activities (eg: help answer constituent calls, support fellow staff in planning conferences/forums, etc.)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field plus 3 years of experience in government or with a nonprofit/for profit in communications, public relations, and/or development, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience;
  • Superior writing and analytical skills.
  • Experience with the legislative process.
  • Knowledge of aging-related, public policy issues.
  • Strong technological competencies including MS office, Facebook, Twitter, Google+
  • Experience with Wordpress and Joomla.
  • Strong graphic design skills.
  • Ability to follow direction and then work independently.
  • Easily adaptable to different types of work and direction.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Application Instructions:

    Send your resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to Connecticut's Legislative Commission on Aging, 210 Capitol Avenue, Suite 509, Hartford, CT 06106 or email documents to coa@cga.ct.gov. Applications must be received by October 17, 2014.

     


     

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