We’re hiring! Join our team as a budget and tax policy analyst

Budget and tax policy has long been at the core of OK Policy’s efforts to advance equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans.  Now we are looking to add an experienced and effective budget and tax policy analyst to lead our work in this area.

Our budget and tax analyst will conduct research and analysis of policy issues related to the state budget and taxes that will lead to high-quality blog posts, issue briefs, fact sheets, and other materials. The analyst will work closely with OK Policy’s policy, communication, and outreach staff on budget and tax issues that affect our core areas of engagement, including education, health care, criminal justice, and economic opportunity. The work will also involve presentations and briefings for policymakers, community organizations, advocacy groups, and others.

We are seeking candidates with strong research and writing skills who are able to synthesize complex data into clear and coherent analysis; are self-motivated and work with a high degree of independence; are comfortable and effective working as part of a culturally diverse staff and alongside diverse community partners, and are strongly commitment to the mission, goals, and values of Oklahoma Policy Institute. We expect candidates to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, public finance, economics, political science, or related field, or a professional degree; significant work or academic experience conducting research and analysis on budget and tax policy issues; and first-hand familiarity with the Oklahoma policy environment, including the state Legislature, government agencies, and interest groups.

For the full job description and to apply for the position, click here.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 11, 2019. The approximate start date for the job will be June 1st. This is a full-time position based in Tulsa; candidates based outside of Tulsa may receive consideration and should be able to travel regularly to our main office in Tulsa.

OK Policy is fully committed to cultural diversity and equal employment opportunity. It is our procedure to make employment opportunities available to a wide-range of diverse individuals without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, HIV status, any condition defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or citizenship status.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Blatt helped found OK Policy in 2008 and became the organization's Executive Director in 2010. David previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers. He lives in Tulsa with his wife, Patty Hipsher, a special education teacher in Broken Arrow, and their son, Noah.

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