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Public Policy Analyst: Education

September 2016

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute is seeking a Policy Analyst to lead the organization’s work on early childhood and K-12 education issues in the District of Columbia, with a focus on low-income children. The policy analyst will conduct research and engage in advocacy to influence the DC budget and other policies.

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI) promotes policy solutions to reduce poverty in the District of Columbia and to give residents the opportunity for a secure economic future. DCFPI influences DC budget and policy decisions through research and analysis, direct engagement with policymakers, and strategic partnerships with other organizations. DCFPI is the leading independent source of information on the DC budget, and a key resource on DC income, poverty, and employment and wage trends.


  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research, and prepare policy reports and briefs on education issues
  • Provide technical assistance in response to requests from policymakers or advocates
  • Analyze pending legislative or DC budget proposals related to education
  • Represent DCFPI in advocacy coalitions
  • Make public presentations of DCFPI research and the school budget process

Qualifications: Applicants should have two or more years of experience working on early childhood or K-12 finance and/or policy issues, preferably with a focus on urban school districts or issues facing low-income children and their families. Applicants also should have the following skills/experience:

  • Graduate degree in public policy or related field
  • Facility with statistical analysis, including use of spreadsheets and programs such as STATA
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a time-sensitive manner
  • Knowledge of education policy, both early childhood and K-12, is strongly preferred

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include two health insurance options, dental and vision coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, MERP, DCAP, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to: Information also can be mailed to:

DCFPI Search Committee

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

820 First Street, NE, Suite 510

Washington, DC 20002

The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, takes affirmative action to insure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.