The Hawai‘i Budget and Policy Center, a project of the Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, is seeking a Policy and Data Analyst to lead research aimed at helping to build a thriving Hawai‘i for all and for always. We are looking for someone to dive into the data to understand how communities across the state are faring. We want someone who can translate complex information into easily digestible materials and recommendations that help Hawai‘i’s people, communities, businesses, policy makers, and government officials make decisions and take actions that create a Hawai‘i where everyone prospers.
Hawai‘i Appleseed is working to create a Hawai‘i where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We change systems that perpetuate poverty and inequity through data-driven research, coalition building, and advocacy. Hawai‘i Appleseed focuses on issues critical to creating self-sufficiency for people in Hawai‘i, such as housing, hunger, and economic security.
The Hawai‘i Budget & Policy Center (HBPC) is the data-driven research-focused division of Hawai‘i Appleseed. HBPC’s mission is to ensure that our state and local economic policies increase opportunity for all residents, but especially those struggling to earn a living wage, afford adequate housing, and support a better life for themselves and their families. We understand the unique significance of state policy to shape widely-shared economic well-being so we analyze the implications of Hawai‘i’s tax and budget decisions in order to inform the public and policy-makers about options and consequences. Our work includes increasing transparency about state and county revenues and spending, identifying and promoting budget and policy decisions that affect the paths to prosperity for low- to middle-income residents, and enhancing state and local resources by securing and deploying more federal funding.
The CHANGE Policy and Data Analyst position is focused on supporting the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s CHANGE Framework, which seeks to build a thriving Hawai‘i for all and always by creating a big scale, sustainable partnership that reaches across all segments of our society and make a lasting positive impact for generations to come. The CHANGE Framework is a platform to encourage collaborative conversations, engagement, and a will to act to address our community’s most critical challenges. It is focused on providing:
More information on the Hawai‘i Community Foundation CHANGE Framework can be found at https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/change.
The CHANGE Policy and Data Analyst’s primary role is to conduct research, analyze information, and draft content to support the CHANGE Framework. Focus areas are the economy, cost of living, family health and wellbeing, government accountability and civic engagement but may include other subject matter.
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Reports to HBPC Director. Has no direct-reports.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, year round position and the successful candidate will either live in or relocate to O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Salary ranges between $60,000 and $70,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The position also provides comprehensive benefits including health care, vacation and a 401(k) plan.