Policy Insights Analyst

Location US-DC-Washington, D.C.
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/11/2023 2:42 PM)
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NFP Standards


NFP UL Standards Engagement

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy Insights Analyst at UL Standards & Engagement based in our Washington, D.C office.


The Policy Insights Analyst will conduct policy-focused market research, surveys, and analyses; compile and organize data from new and existing sources and databases; and monitor current safety legislation for UL Standards and Engagement (ULSE). The Policy Insights Analyst will examine the efficacy of existing legislative policies and lay out the groundwork for new programs and policy research to meet objectives and goals of the UL mission.


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At UL Standards & Engagement (UL), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely! 

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Policy Insights Analyst, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you: 

  • Analyze information regarding current and emerging legislative policy and make recommendations to better meet evolving stakeholder needs and ULSE strategic insights objectives.
  • Interpret information to determine benefits and risks of legislative policies and their impact.
  • Examine strategies and goals to determine areas where policy focused market research can be applied.
  • Apply innovative research methodologies to prepare analysis of policy trends.
  • Gather data and produce reports on qualitative and quantitative analysis using effective visuals and written analysis summaries.
  • Analyze current and potential market trends and conditions.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:

  • Excellent understanding of legislative policy, policy insights research and quantitative analysis.
  • High level of organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Team player with a strong ability to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

 Professional education and experience requirements for the role include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, social sciences, economics, statistics, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in working in market research, legislative policy research and statistics is preferred.
  • Experience conducting online research and utilization of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Statistical Packages (SPSS or SAS), and Data Visualization tools (such as Tableau) preferred.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law. 

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do. 
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best. 
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world. 
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles. 
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off. 

Learn More:

About UL Standards & Engagement:

UL Standards & Engagement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.  


Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world. 


To learn more, visit our websites UL.org and ULSE.org 


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