Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst – Edison, NJ

Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst

Legal Services of New Jersey

Edison, NJ



Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) is a dynamic non-profit law firm seeking a Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst who wants to be part of making a difference in our client’s lives. Our staff is diverse, including a wide variety of backgrounds, bringing varied perspectives, work experiences, life styles and cultures. Our strength comes from the dedication, experience, talents, and perspectives of every employee. 

LSNJ’s Poverty Research Institute (PRI) assembles data and other information to pinpoint the location, demographics, and other aspects of poverty, helping fashion more effective and efficient legal responses and solutions. PRI publishes reports and statistics gleaned from this data to enhance public awareness of poverty’s scope, causes, consequences, and remedies. PRI is New Jersey’s first and only entity exclusively focused on developing and updating information on poverty in the state.

LSNJ is located in Edison, NJ (currently hybrid) offers excellent benefits including comprehensive, low-cost health benefits, generous 403b plan and a positive and supportive working environment.



As a Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst responsibilities will include conducting data analysis from sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, developing research methodologies, writing in-depth policy reports, presenting research to diverse audiences, and supporting advocacy related to poverty.

A Master’s degree or equivalent in public policy/administration, statistics, sociology, or a related social science field is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills and proficiency with excel, and statistical software such as SPSS, STATA and commitment to advancing economic and social justice. R. Budgetary analysis experience will be a plus.


To Apply: 

Send resume, cover letter specifically addressing these attributes, and two relevant writing samples to [email protected]. EOE




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