NEW Housing Policy Analyst Junior level – Junior IRC – International Rescue Committee Remote | New York NY

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req51653

Job Title: Housing Policy Analyst

Sector: Community Development

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Compensation: USD 60,000.00 – 60,000.00 Annually

Location: New York, NY HQ USA

Work Arrangement: Fully Remote

Job Description

Job overview

The Resettlement Housing Team in the IRC HQ develops and implements short, medium and longer-term solutions to promote housing stabilization for recently arrived refugees in the US. The Housing Team also provides housing subject matter expertise and delivers local and national-level housing training and technical assistance to the IRC’s offices and affiliates in more than 30 U.S. cities. Under the supervision of Senior Program Officer, Affordable Housing Solutions, the Housing Policy Analyst will be responsible for federal, state, and local housing policy research, analysis, coordination, and technical assistance support.


Major Responsibilities

  • Research, analyze, and track federal, state and local governmental policies and legislations related to housing, real property, planning and zoning in locations where IRC operates. This includes focusing on impacts related to housing access, affordability, and supply for populations served by the IRC, including refugees, asylees, parolees, victims of trafficking, and other populations.
  • Research and analyze innovative housing solutions and their applicability for refugees and other displaced populations.
  • Draft summaries, concept notes, and reports for research and analysis related to housing policies, legislation, and innovative housing solutions.
  • Collect and analyze data on housing services, innovative housing solutions, and housing markets as assigned.
  • Support the HQ Housing Team Program Officers in collaboration with the IRC HQ Policy and Advocacy Team and IRC field offices on housing policy and advocacy-related projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Support the HQ Housing team Program Officers in the development of talking points, quick turn-around research, concept notes and briefing papers, and the provision of technical assistance related to housing policy and advocacy.
  • Participate in training, technical assistance, conferences, and coordination meetings with other HQ teams and resettlement agencies as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience, paid or unpaid, in research, policy analysis, advocacy, or data science related to housing, homelessness, or resettlement programs is a plus. A master’s degree in related fields will be considered equivalent to 2 years of work experience.
  • Degree or courses in economics, urban planning, public policy, political science, or social work a plus.
  • Knowledge of how to track policy, legislative, program, and solution activities using a variety of online resources.
  • Experience in working with low-income, immigrant, and/or refugee populations preferred.
  • Strong critical thinking, research, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners.
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure.
  • Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget.  Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12 month time period. 

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