Jobs & Internships

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at DCFPI. The DC Fiscal Policy Institute influences DC budget and policy decisions to reduce poverty and income inequality and to give residents the opportunity for a secure economic future. We accomplish this through research and analysis, direct engagement with policymakers, and strategic partnerships with other organizations and individuals.

Job Opportunities with DCFPI


Deputy Policy Director

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI) seeks a talented individual to help manage and advance DCFPI’s ambitious policy research and advocacy agenda as the organization implements a new strategic plan rooted in antiracism, equity, and inclusion. The Deputy Policy Director will report to the Policy Director and supervise a small team of analysts; engage in original research and writing, with a particular focus on economic analysis; advise on policy strategy; and represent DCPFI in selected coalitions and task forces.

Successful candidates will have robust skill in quantitative and qualitative research, policy development aimed at dismantling structural barriers that hold back Black and brown communities, writing and editing, project management, and people management and mentorship. Candidates must have strong communications and interpersonal skills to represent DCFPI before a range of external stakeholders and audiences and to contribute to a healthy internal team culture.

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Director of Development

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI) seeks a talented Director of Development to plan and implement a fund development strategy and program that ensures the long-term sustainability of the organization. A nearly $2 million, 20-year-old organization under new leadership, DCFPI has a dynamic vision for program growth and impact that requires the expansion and diversification of its revenue streams. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director, work closely with a fundraising consultant, and collaborate with DCFPI staff and Board of Directors. 

Successful applicants will be planful, strategic, and creative, have strong writing experience, excel at translating highly technical work into compelling language, and thrive in an environment of collaboration and innovation. In addition to outstanding fundraising, writing, and tactical skills, DCFPI seeks someone with a deep commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice, and the organization’s core priorities around tax, budget, and economic policy. 

Learn more about the position here.