FPWA is an anti-poverty, policy, and advocacy nonprofit with a membership network of 170 human-services and faith-based organizations. FPWA has been a prominent force in New York City’s social services system for more than 100 years, advocating for fair public policies, and working to meet the needs of New Yorkers. FPWA reaches nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers each year.

FPWA’s work aims to address the historical, structural, and institutional inequities that continue to foster cycles of poverty and prevent low-income individuals and communities of color from moving up the economic ladder.


The Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst is responsible for assisting in the construction of FPWA’s fiscal policy team, research portfolio, and advocacy campaigns. The position requires analysis and interpretation of budget and policy priorities at the national, state, and local levels, with a focus on impacts on the social and economic well-being of low-income New Yorkers, developing accessible policy documents, and examining pending legislative and policy options. The Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst will in coordination with other members of the Policy team produce analysis to support other FPWA projects and priorities, including cost-benefit analysis, tax policy analysis, and demographic analysis, and labor market analysis.


  • Lead research and budget/data analysis on a range of fiscal policy issue areas at the national, state, and local levels, as they relate to FPWA’s overall anti-poverty policy priorities
  • Lead fiscal policy advocacy through policy campaigns, actions, and other advocacy strategies, engaging with key constituencies, national, state, and local allied organizations, member agencies, policymakers, and media
  • Monitor, interpret, and conduct timely analysis of relevant proposed and enacted policies and legislation on the city, state, and federal levels and identifying actionable implications and insights for FPWA’s involvement
  • Produce high-quality written work promoting FPWA’s policy priorities and translating complex issues for various audiences (e.g., policy statements, reports, testimony, memos of support or opposition, op-eds, fact sheets, data briefs, etc.)
  • Coordinate and collaborate with communications and development teams to promote findings and strengthen fiscal policy work


  • Graduate degree in Public Policy, Policy Analysis, Economics, or a related field
  • Minimum of five years of related experience working in a public policy organization, an advocacy organization, government, or a related environment
  • Understanding of macro-and-microeconomic trends and fluency in national, state and city policymaking, budget processes and systems
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, with experience breaking down complex concepts – dense legislative language, budget statements, or demographic data – for use by a lay audience and policymakers
  • Quantitative analysis skills and the ability to work with large data sets using spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Strong, proactive project management skills with solid experience managing and coordinating research projects and policy analysis, developing policy agendas, building and managing coalitions, and supervising high-impact advocacy campaigns
  • Skilled relationship manager to secure strategic partnerships and build campaigns and coalitions to impact advocacy at the local, state and national levels
  • Deep commitment to social justice, policy advocacy and research; understanding of the needs of the communities that FPWA serves
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Critical thinker, flexible, and visionary


FPWA is committed to employing people who reflect the diversity of our member agencies and the communities and people they serve. Those with lived experience of justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged.