Oaktree Solutions Hiring a Senior Public Policy Analyst/Researcher

Marina Gallardo
May 22, 2024

Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Public Policy Analyst/Researcher conducts public policy and legislative analyses and research; drafts related memos and factsheets, among other materials; and assists with developing and maintaining good working relationships with elected and  appointed officials and their staff. 


• Public policy analysis and development: Among other things, draft memos for the Oaktree team summarizing government policy initiatives and regulations that have potential impact on clients. 

• Legislation: analyze budget bills and other legislation and advise on amendments, assist in devising executive and legislative advocacy strategies, and advise/assist the Oaktree team in building coalitions. 

• Writing: draft budget, legislative, and policy factsheets, research reports, and bill/policy memos for the Oaktree team and clients, and assist in authoring op-eds and collateral  materials. 

• Political engagement: assist Oaktree with developing and maintaining good working relationships with key legislators and their staff, as well as relevant governors, mayors, county executives, and the leadership of government agencies and public authorities and commissions.


Essential requirements include emotional intelligence, exceptional writing and analytical skills, a passion for making a difference on behalf of our clients, a willingness to work hard, and a flexible, creative, and adaptive approach to addressing our clients’ needs and challenges. 

• A bachelor’s degree and no less than five years of experience working on public policy and/or legislation in New York, preferably for an elected official or as staff in a legislative body or for a government executive. 

• Strong legislation, policy, and/or regulation research and analysis skills.

• Exceptional written and oral communications skills with the demonstrated ability to draft and edit professional policy materials. 

• Demonstrated ability to work independently while keeping multiple projects on track via strong organizational skills and ensuring good attention to detail. 

• The ability to think and work flexibly, creatively, and innovatively on behalf of clients and the Oaktree team.


• A law degree (or paralegal experience) or a relevant advanced degree, such as in public policy or administration. 

• Experience with coalitions, political and issue campaigns, and/or grassroots advocacy and organizing. 

• Experience serving in a government relations or external affairs role in a public agency and/or lobbying public officials, notably in New York State or New York City. 


This is a full-time role with Oaktree’s Midtown offices as the principal work location. The incumbent must have flexibility to work some nights and weekends, especially during peak periods in the legislative calendar, with limited travel expectations. 


• Compensation is $90,000-$110,000 per year, depending on experience.

• Competitive benefits package, including generous health/dental benefits, paid time-off,  and 401K, among other benefits. 


Please submit via email a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references (supervisor or colleague; include title and contact information) to jnicoletta@oaktree.solutions and include “Senior Public Policy Analyst/Researcher” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law. 


Oaktree Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race,  creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual  orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Oaktree Solutions strives for an inclusive work environment and believes strongly in the  increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.