Join a small research team with a big impact on housing policy in New York City!
DEADLINE: March 18th 

The Policy Analyst role offers a unique opportunity to work with local government and the affordable housing industry on policy solutions for housing issues in NYC. Our team benefits from access to a wealth of knowledge and experience in housing and planning, with over eight decades of work as a prominent NYC non-profit. You will also have ample opportunity to exercise your creativity and expertise in shaping the organization’s research and advocacy agenda. The ideal candidate will be highly skilled in research and analysis, passionate about urban issues and social equity, self-motivated, creative, and a strong team player with excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

Key Responsibilities:

Research and Analysis
  • Design and conduct thoughtful, rigorous research initiatives that address key housing issues in fresh, innovative ways
  • Perform wide-ranging methods of research and analysis, e.g., literature review, legislative and policy analysis, descriptive and statistical data analysis, interviews, case studies, convenings, etc.
  • Manage and advance multiple initiatives at the same time, taking responsibility for all aspects of project management, including timelines, budgets, and work plans
  • Synthesize research findings to develop recommendations for policy reform
Communication of Research and Recommendations
  • Develop a variety of work products that convey research findings and policy recommendations in engaging ways, including:
  • Clear, concise written materials such as reports, issue briefs, internal memos, white papers, policy briefings, testimonies, and op-eds
  • Visual depictions of data and research such as maps, charts, tables, infographics, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Present research and recommendations in a wide variety of settings ranging from one-on-one meetings to large conferences and policy forums
  • Organize panel discussions, policy webinars, and other virtual and in-person events
  • Work with external design and PR teams on strategic roll-out of work products
  • Support day-to-day communications via email blasts, social media, website updates, and printed mailings
  • Represent CHPC externally and interface with government officials, affordable housing practitioners, board members, peer organizations, residents, and other stakeholders about our work
  • Engage communities and residents around proposals to improve housing quality and residential services
Audience Engagement and Coalition-Building
  • Identify key audiences for initiatives and build support for CHPC proposals across target audiences and peer groups
  • Build strong working relationships with partner organizations, board members, funders, government agencies, elected officials, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Keep abreast of local politics and current events, as well as new policies, ideas, and issues in housing and planning that affect CHPC’s work
Capacity-Building and Teamwork
  • Support the Executive and Deputy Director in devising fund-raising strategies, meeting with funders, and writing grant applications
  • Supervise research fellows and interns
  • Support the work of other Policy Analysts when needed


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in urban planning, public policy and administration, real estate, and/or related field
  • At least two years of full-time, professional work experience in public policy, housing development or finance, architecture, urban planning, community development, and/or related field. Candidates must have experience managing projects. Prior experience in NYC government or affordable housing is a plus. 
  • Prior professional experience designing and developing reports, infographics, data visualizations, presentations, etc.
  • Superior quantitative analysis skills, including fluency in Stata, SPSS, Python, or R, and experience with NYC demographic and housing data
  • Knowledge of NYC government, politics, and housing policy, including affordable housing programs, land use and development processes, zoning, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a sense of diplomacy, and adeptness in conflict resolution
  • The ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • An aptitude for organization and keen attention to detail
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite, including strong skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign preferred.


This is a full-time position with a salary commensurate with experience. The position also comes with a generous array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement.

CHPC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to and put “Policy Analyst” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.