Position Announcement: Senior Policy Analyst or Policy Analyst

Nov 09, 2023

Montana Budget & Policy Center is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst or a Policy Analyst (depending on experience) to lead the organization’s efforts in researching and developing policy solutions related to affordable housing, services, and care for people facing houselessness or housing insecurity. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience to help advance housing policy in Montana or someone with less experience to begin working in this field. The portfolio also includes MBPC’s work monitoring state budget trends impacting Montanans with low incomes, assisting organizational leadership in executing MBPC’s advocacy and legislative agenda, and efforts to address racial and gender inequities. An additional focus of this position includes working with coalition partners and deepening relationships in impacted communities to inform policy objectives. The Senior Policy Analyst/Policy Analyst reports directly to the Director of Research.

MBPC is dedicated to advancing responsible tax, budget, and economic policies through credible research and analysis to promote opportunity and fairness for all Montanans. Since its founding in 2008, MBPC has been a trusted resource for information on critical fiscal debates shaping Montanans’ future.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Research Strategy, Vision, and Leadership (Senior Policy Analyst Only)

Research and Policy Work


Senior Policy Analyst only

Position Details

The ideal candidate will work full-time and be based in Helena. Candidates based in other locations in Montana will be considered.

The salary range for a policy analyst is $50,000 – $57,000 and for a senior policy analyst is $60,000 -

$67,000, commensurate with experience. MBPC offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, flex funds, retirement, and generous paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, sabbatical, and paid family and medical leave.

To Apply:

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by email to: rbender@montanabudget.org.

The position is open until filled. Initial application review will include all applications received by November 27.

If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the description, we still encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage applicants with lived experience and from underrepresented identities, including but not limited to people of all ethnic/racial backgrounds, people of all gender identities/gender expressions, people with disabilities, individuals living on low-incomes, and LGBTQ+ persons.

Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.