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Arnold Ventures is a philanthropy dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing problems in the United States. Our core objective is to maximize opportunity and minimize injustice.

Position: Policy and Advocacy Analyst

Salary: Competitive salary based on qualifications plus benefits

Office: Houston, Texas

Arnold Ventures' Policy and Advocacy team works to strengthen partnerships with federal, state, and local governments and helps programmatic teams bring the findings of new research into the policy-making process. The Policy and Advocacy team is responsible for developing and executing advocacy campaigns around policy priorities; building, resourcing, and maintaining strategic alliances with engaged and influential state and national partners and stakeholders; and managing relationships with key federal, state, and local policymaking officials. The analyst position will provide research support to the advocacy team; track, analyze, and report on legislative activity; work collaboratively with other Foundation teams; and report to the Vice President of Political and Strategic Initiatives.

Essential Skills, Experience, and Abilities:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Two to five years of experience is preferred, including part-time work or internships.
  • Exceptional program management and organizational skills to keep projects and tasks on track.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and synthesize information from the news media and public record filings.
  • Compose, fact-check, and/or edit presentation slides and other written materials.
  • Preferred experience with state or federal legislative bill tracking and analysis.
  • Capacity to effectively prioritize projects, work simultaneously on multiple ventures, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong writing and interpersonal skills.

Personal Qualities:

  • Collaborative and team oriented, yet also a self-starter able work independently;
  • Creativity and rigor in solving complex problems;
  • Flexible and adaptable; and
  • Intellectually curious—a problem solver who enjoys working with colleagues to find solutions to challenging problems.

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to In the email subject line, please indicate that you are applying for the position of Policy and Advocacy Analyst. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.