Position Announcement: State-Tribal Policy Analyst

Apr 20, 2021

The Montana Budget & Policy Center (MBPC) seeks a full-time State-Tribal Policy Analyst to support our efforts to advance a policy agenda that works for tribal communities, primarily by performing research and analysis of state budget and policy decisions and conducting outreach to stakeholders in tribal communities.

The ideal candidate (they) will be self-directed, detail-oriented, solutions-oriented, proactive, and curious. They excel at researching, writing, and building relationships and are committed to advancing indigenous justice, tribal sovereignty, and access to opportunity for tribal communities in Montana.

About MBPC

Founded in 2008, MBPC’s mission is to advance responsible tax, budget, and economic policies through credible research and analysis to promote opportunity and fairness for all Montanans.

Since 2011, MBPC has dedicated a focus of its efforts to advancing state budget decisions and policies that honor tribal sovereignty, invest in tribal communities, and promote equity and opportunity for Montanans who are American Indian. We aim to inform policymakers on how state tax and budget choices can strengthen our state by strengthening Indian Country. MBPC works to align our policy and research agendas with community priorities by building relationships with tribal leaders, advocates, organizations, and partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

The State-Tribal Policy Analyst will report to the Deputy Director, Equity Policy and Programs. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


To be successful in this job, the candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

The following qualifications are a plus:

Position Details

The ideal candidate will work full-time from Helena or Missoula, although location is flexible while we remain teleworking due to the pandemic. MBPC will consider candidates based elsewhere in Montana. A PDF version of the job description is here.

The starting salary range for this position begins at $50,000, with exact salary depending on experience. MBPC also provides competitive benefits packages within the nonprofit sector, including health, retirement, and leave benefits.

To Apply

To apply, submit a resume and one-page cover letter to Preston Parish (he/him/his) at pparish@montanabudget.org. Submit your application in PDF or Word document format as one file named with your first and last name (for example: Preston_Parish.pdf). Please make the subject of your email “Application for State-Tribal Policy Analyst.”

The position is open until filled. Application review will begin on May 17.

MBPC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious or political affiliation, disability, and any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

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.