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Senior Policy Analyst/Research Director
January 2015

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst to direct research on tax, budget and public policy issues affecting low- and moderate-income residents of the District of Columbia. The senior policy analyst also will help lead efforts to advocate for changes in the DC budget and other policies.

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute promotes policy solutions to reduce poverty and income inequality 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 how the city’s resources are spent, and the leading group in DC working on issues of tax fairness and adequacy. DCFPI is a key resource on DC income, poverty, and employment and wage trends.


  • Manage DCFPI’s research agenda and supervise research staff
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research, and prepare policy reports and briefs
  • Lead DCFPI’s work in one or more issue areas
  • Analyze pending legislative or DC budget proposals
  • Represent DCFPI in advocacy coalitions
  • Make public presentations of DCFPI research


Applicants should have an interest in fiscal policy issues and poverty issues, and have the following skills/experience:

  • Graduate degree in public policy or related field, or relevant experience
  • 5 or more years in public policy research, preferably including advocacy experience
  • 3 or more years in roles that required public speaking/presentations and meeting facilitation
  • 2 or more years of staff supervision
  • Knowledge of economics and statistics; facility with spreadsheets and statistical database programs such as STATA or R
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a time-sensitive manner


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, D.C. 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.

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