Company: Council of State Governments
Posted on: June 8, 2021
The Council of State Governments is the nation's only
nonpartisan association of state officials serving all three
branches of government in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
CSG is a region-based, national organization that promotes
excellence in state government. CSG fosters the interstate exchange
of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy,
and it offers unparalleled regional, national and international
opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create
CSG Midwest focuses on meeting the needs of state policymakers
and leaders in the 11 Midwestern states Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South
Dakota and Wisconsin. In addition, four Canadian provinces:
Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan are members or
affiliate members of CSG Midwest's Midwestern Legislative
CSG Midwest is currently seeking an Policy Analyst for their
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be
performed remotely on a temporary basis until CSG deems it
appropriate to return to an office setting. At that time, you will
be required to perform work from the CSG Midwest office.
As a Policy Analyst at CSG, you will be responsible for
providing staff support to designated constituent groups, including
one or more committees of the Midwestern Legislative Conference
(MLC), as well as the Midwestern Radioactive Materials
Transportation Committee and/or other select entities supported by
the CSG Midwestern Office. You will write and edit position papers,
articles and other documents and correspondence, conduct research,
coordinate webinars, contribute to various group projects and team
activities, and represent the Midwestern region and Midwestern CSG
constituents in external forums. You will also contribute to
Midwestern Office publications, online resources and social media
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides lead staff support to one or more committees of the
Midwestern Legislative Conference, including initially the Criminal
Justice and Public Safety Committee. Specific duties include
working with committee officers and members to identify, prioritize
and pursue all committee objectives, including the development and
production of committee workplans, meeting agendas, events and
- Assists in providing a wide range of secretariat services to
the Midwestern Legislative Conference Forum on Social Justice
and/or other committees and networks of Midwestern state officials
supported by the CSG Midwestern Office. Specific duties include
providing staff support (project and meeting planning, the
preparation of reports and other deliverables, research,
communications, etc.) to various committees, task forces and/or
- Monitors relevant policy developments at the state, federal and
international levels (related to the interests and objectives of
the various constituent groups supported by the Policy
- Conducts research; analyzes policy issues, writes/edits
position papers, articles, reports and other documents and
- Contributes to Midwestern Office publications, web-based
resources and social media efforts.
- Serves as principal staff liaison to two or more Midwestern
- Plans and facilitates project-specific webinars.
- Represents Midwestern region and CSG Midwest constituents in
external forums (e.g., Midwestern state legislatures, other
association meetings, stakeholder events, etc.).
- Serves as a resource to constituent group members and other
state officials on wide range of policy issues.
- Serves as member of other in-house teams.
- Participates in/contributes to various CSG-wide
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Steadfast commitment to providing members with timely,
effective customer service.
- Willingness and ability to: demonstrate cultural competence,
including self-awareness, understanding and valuing others;
interact effectively with diverse people in different contexts; and
foster equity and inclusion.
- Dedication to public service with an unfailing commitment to
act with civility, be non-partisan in performing CSG duties, and be
a responsible steward of public funds.
- Working knowledge of public policy and the role of states
within the federal system.
- Strong organizational, analytical, administrative,
communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal
- Reliable self-starter; effective time and project manager.
- Positive team player with a professional work ethic.
- Ability to work well both independently and as part of a
- Flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks as necessary
to meet evolving needs and objectives of organization and its
- Strong office technology skills and familiarity with social
media. Experience with MS Office, Adobe Dreamweaver and InDesign a
- Willingness to travel as needed, typically including 15-20 days
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelors or advanced degree in public policy, political
science or related field (additional relevant experience may be
substituted for education requirement).
- Two years' experience in state government, association
management or related field.
- Research, writing and policy analysis experience
The starting salary for this position is $55,000 annually.
Interested candidates must include the following with their
application in order to be consider.
- Cover letter
- Writing Sample (preferably not more than 3 pages)
All complete applications will receive consideration. We
respectfully ask for no phone calls.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to characteristics including but not limited to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation,
gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Keywords: Council of State Governments, Lombard , Policy Analyst, Other , Lombard, Illinois
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