Employment Opportunities

Policy and Data Analyst Position

Open Communities Alliance (OCA), a Connecticut-based civil rights non-profit, seeks a Policy and Data Analyst to join our growing team.  This position is ideal for a mission- and data-driven advocate ready to assist with the development of research and policy recommendations that promote policies to counter the legacy of housing segregation.  The Policy and Data Analyst will also be deeply engaged in outreach and education in urban and suburban areas about the benefits of such policies as OCA continues to develop an urban-suburban interracial coalition to support its work.

Successful applicants will have the following characteristics: 

  • Relevant work experience and a Master's Degree (or greater) in planning, economics, social work, public policy, or related field or a legal degree.
  • Strong research, mapping, data analysis, and data visualization skills.
  • Ability to convey complex information to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Exceptional analytic, presentation, research, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with neighborhood opportunity, racial equity, civil rights, and fair and/or affordable housing issues.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to rally support, spearhead initiatives and work as both a member of a dedicated team and as an independent self-starter.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize, work well and be collegial under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive, creative problem solver, high degree of professionalism, and a “can do” attitude.
  • Passion for and demonstrated commitment to the mission and core values of OCA.
  • Experience working with diverse communities across racial, economic, ethnic, political and geographic differences.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to troubleshoot, multitask and manage several projects at once.
  • Attention to detail is critical for this position.

The ideal candidate will operate with a strong equity and diversity lens, contributing to organizational values of objectivity, integrity, civility and diversity and supporting the inclusive culture of OCA.

If you are an experienced advocate and a strong leader who has a passionate belief that Connecticut must achieve greater equity and opportunity in housing - and if you want to work with a passionate, dynamic, and supportive team - we hope you will apply!

This is a full-time position. Occasional nights and weekends required. Strong preference for candidates who can be present in Connecticut for meetings and events and have connections to Connecticut communities.

Must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, unless medically inadvisable.

Salary is commensurate with experience and is between $60,000 to $70,000 annually. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, 15 vacation days (increasing to 21 days after the first year), 15 sick days, 3 personal days, 2 flex-holidays and 11 standard holidays, along with a 401K retirement plan with a contribution from OCA.


To Apply:

Please send a resume and detailed cover letter explaining why you’re interested in this role and why you feel it’s a good fit (or what skills, experience and capacities you would bring to this work) to [email protected] with the subject line: [Your Name] – Policy and Data Analyst. No phone calls please.

OCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

We seek to build diversity, equity and inclusion both within our organization and in partnership and allyship with the communities we serve.






There are no other openings at this time. Please check back for future opportunities to join our team!


If you are interested in volunteering, please explore our volunteer page.

Open Communities Alliance also hosts volunteer interns from undergraduate and graduate institutions and law schools.  If you are interested, please visit our internship page.



  • Open Communities Alliance
  • 75 Charter Oak Avenue
  • Suite 1-200
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  • Phone: 860-610-6040