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Policy Analyst


Full time




The Resource Center for Independent Living is looking for a Policy Analyst to work collaboratively with RCIL board members and staff to advance disability advocacy priorities and coordinate RCIL’s grassroots advocacy efforts.  The successful candidate will be expected to:

• Research relevant policy issues, collect and analyze information;

• Evaluate policies effect on individuals with disabilities;

• Monitor events, policy decisions and trends affecting the policy landscape of the disability community;

• Track state and federal legislative budget and administrative proposals and attend legislative meetings;

• Work in collaborations with advocacy coalitions; and

• Write reports, publish findings and give presentations. 

LIFE @ RCIL is a civil rights organization that offers individuals with disabilities independent living and advocacy services. 

Who may be considered:

Successful candidates will have knowledge of state and federal legislative processes and disability rights issues. A working knowledge of the state’s Medicaid program and long-term care system is preferred.

A Master’s Degree in Public Policy or Public Health is preferred; however, a candidate with a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and four-to-six years of experience in policy development and analysis will be considered.  An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the position may be substituted.

Salary: Candidates should submit salary requirements with their resume and cover letter

Placement: Full-Time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Utica, NY 

Travel Required: Yes, must have reliable transportation and a NYS Driver’s License in good standing.

How to Apply: 

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Candidates may apply via RCIL’s website at  A hard copy of your resume, cover letter and salary requirements should also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment.

It is the policy of RCIL to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodations to fully participate in the interview process, please contact the HR Recruiter at 315-797-4642. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.

RCIL promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, we ask that all applicants refrain from wearing scented products while in the office.

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer. All persons—including people with disabilities; elders; women; and people of racial and ethnic minority—are encouraged to apply.

It is RCIL’s policy and agency standard that all employees participate in advocacy for Civil Rights and Agency activities.  Apply today to make a difference!

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This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.