Jobs & Internships

Communications Manager

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI) is seeking a Communications Manager to lead all aspects of our communications work. The Communications Manager will draft and implement a DCFPI communications plan; manage communications calendar to ensure that DCFPI is consistently sharing our work with the public through blogs, press releases, story pitches, e-blasts, and op-eds; manage social media (Twitter and Facebook) to build and strengthen online relationships with stakeholders, track social media analytics; manage the process for publishing blogs, report releases, and other communications projects; create compelling written and visual content; manage the website; build and maintain relationships with local media; work with the Development director on donor communications; and support advocacy campaign communications.

The Communications Manager will have excellent writing, editing, visual design, and communication skills.

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Policy Director

DCFPI is seeking a Policy Director, a new position, to manage and advance DCFPI’s policy research and advocacy agenda. The Policy Director will supervise DCFPI’s policy analysts; engage in original research and writing; represent DCPFI in selected coalitions and task forces; and create and implement effective strategies to engage partners. The Policy Director will report to the Executive Director.

This new position is being created as the number of DCFPI policy analysts has grown, to provide appropriate guidance and management of their work. The Policy Director will be an essential partner to the Executive Director in providing leadership, management, and evaluation of DCFPI’s policy and advocacy agenda.

The Policy Director will have an understanding of, as well as skills in quantitative and qualitative research and writing and editing. The Policy Director also will bring expertise in project and personnel management. The Policy Director will bring impeccable communications skills to represent DCFPI before a range of stakeholders and will be able to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences.

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Intern: Fall 2019

DCFPI has one intern in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The typical length of an internship is one semester (approximately 10-12 weeks). We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019. Decisions will be made in August.

Intern projects are designed in conjunction with DCFPI’s needs as well as the intern’s skills and interests. Work may include assisting with research projects, writing blogs, covering hearings, and attending coalition meetings.

Applicants should have a strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice. Use your cover letter to tell us how an internship with DCFPI will help you as you think about your career path. We’re eager to attract candidates who would especially benefit from working with us, including those seeking their first policy experience or those who are first-generation college students. Applicants should expect to do a mix of research, writing, and administrative tasks. Knowledge (and love) of DC is a plus.

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