State Policy Network

Maine Policy Institute

Policy Analyst

  • Type: Full-Time
  • Discipline: Policy
  • Contact:
  • Location: P.O. Box 7829 Portland, ME 04112
  • Application Deadline: March 13, 2020


The Maine Heritage Policy Center is seeking an energetic, organized, detail-oriented full-time policy analyst. Reporting to the chief executive officer, the policy analyst advances The Maine Heritage Policy Center’s mission by conducting timely and in-depth research that informs lawmakers, the media and organizational supporters about free-market solutions to Maine’s most pressing public policy issues.

This highly-skilled individual oversees the development of all policy white papers, is responsible for managing research associates and works closely with the Director of Civic Engagement and Director of Communications to communicate the organization’s mission in the press and to lawmakers in Augusta.


  • Conduct and oversee research to educate state policymakers and leaders about best practices, trends in state policymaking and current research.
  • Write white papers, reports, articles, issue briefs and memos about a range of public policy issues.
  • Write and submit laws and amendments to government offices and legislative committees of jurisdiction.
  • Prepare and deliver written and spoken testimony before legislative committees and official government agencies, boards and commissions.
  • Maintain knowledge of current state policies and identify new research opportunities.
  • Assist in coordinating grassroots and coalitional support systems to progress legislative priorities.
  • Manage policy staff to maximize productivity and enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Advance mission by clearly and effectively communicating research findings and policy positions in media appearances.

Position requires excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Knowledge of research methods and Microsoft Excel preferred. Small office environment, must be team player. Occasional weekend/evening hours for scheduled events.

MHPC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, nonpartisan think tank based in Yarmouth, Maine that is dedicated to freeing people from dependency, creating prosperity, and redefining the role of government in the lives of Maine citizens.

MHPC offers a competitive salary, health benefits, short-term disability and a retirement account, as well as a collegial, intellectual work environment.

How to apply

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirement in confidence to:

Ms. Heather Noyes
Director of Operations
The Maine Heritage Policy Center
Post Office Box 7829
Portland, Maine 04112


Please, no phone calls

Maine Policy Institute
Portland, ME