Mindset is a bipartisan strategic advisory and lobbying firm based in Washington, D.C. The firm was established to provide advisory and advocacy services primarily in the financial services area. Mindset has expanded since its founding, and our practice areas now include tax and trade, energy and the environment, health care, and telecommunications.
While we are very proud of Mindset’s roots in financial services, we are squarely focused on the future – maintaining best-in-class service for existing clients, while expanding into new areas. We accomplish this through our hustle and humility. We work hard to get the job done, and we never lose focus on our clients.
Mindset also values substantive depth, and we have a strong research team that works hard every day to ensure all team members understand every nuance of their subject area. This depth of expertise informs our advocacy strategy and ensures that we can keep our clients abreast of every important development on issues that matter to them.
Mindset is deeply committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and bias-free work environment. We bring a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens to everything we do, from building well-functioning teams to meeting the needs of our clients. At Mindset, we’ve created a workplace where our team members bring all of who they are to the table, and our work and our clients are better for it.
Mindset is seeking a Tax / Budget / Trade Policy Analyst to join the firm’s fast-paced research team. This role will be responsible for leading research projects and for monitoring and analyzing the federal government’s legislative and regulatory actions pertaining to issues of importance to our clients. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is passionate about public policy and ready to support the firm across all issues areas.
We are also looking for an individual with experience and/or interest in fiscal policy. This Policy Analyst will play an integral role supporting clients, working directly for partners and clients. The role requires the ability to take ownership over policy issue areas, as well as strong writing and interpersonal skills and a high level of adaptability.
The Policy Analyst will work closely with and under the supervision of the firm’s Directors, Principals, and Partners and the duties of the position include:
- Reviewing and monitoring federal legislation and regulation relevant to the firm and client interests;
- Leading research projects on key client policy priorities, translating that research into client-ready deliverables;
- Researching and monitoring relevant Administration, Agency and Congressional activity and drafting timely written updates;
- Attending or watching hearings and other policy events and preparing summaries and analysis of the key takeaways for internal staff and clients;
- Drafting client-facing written deliverables such as policy backgrounders, legislative side-by-side comparisons and policy outlook analyses;
- Participating in regular client calls/ meetings and responding to direct client requests.
- Highly organized and able to manage multiple incoming project requests with varying deadlines; able to adapt to changing priorities;
- Able to thrive in a small team environment while also being comfortable working independently;
- Strong interpersonal skills; team player and a self-motivated, quick study of issues and processes;
- Demonstrate the ability to develop expertise in policy issue areas;
- Very strong writing, editing, and research skills; and
- Demonstrated support for issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including allyship and challenging bias; ability to effectively work with and support colleagues from a variety of social identities, including (but not limited to) race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, class, religion, and nationality.
An undergraduate degree is required, and 1-3 years of relevant professional experience is preferred. Strong preference for federal legislative/regulatory policy background and a working understanding of the legislative and regulatory policy process and procedures. The Policy Analyst will need to be flexible in covering a range of issues but will primarily focus on tax/budget/trade issues.