Priority deadline: October 13, 2023
The D.C. Policy Center is hiring a Program Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager will work with the Center’s team to (i) expand the reach and awareness of the Policy Center’s research products with relevant audiences; (ii) communicate the Policy Center’s message; (iii) build and manage relationships to maximize Policy Center’s policy impact; and (iv) track impact metrics to demonstrate the Policy Center’s value.
The ideal candidate will embrace the Mission and stated purpose of the Center; will have broad knowledge of urban economics and policy; expertise in communicating policy messages to a wide audience; strong writing, editing, and project management skills; and will possess the ability to create and maintain relationships with stakeholders. A deep knowledge and understanding of the District of Columbia, its government, budget process, demographics, and economy is desirable, but not required. Familiarity with evaluating legislative proposals is a plus.
This position is most suitable for a mid-career professional with previous experience in the responsibilities listed below and looking for growth in their responsibilities. The starting salary range is $80,000 to $100,000 commensurate with experience. D.C. Policy Center also offers health insurance benefits, contributions toward retirement savings, and provides a dynamic, flexible work environment.
Priority deadline: September 5, 2023
The D.C. Policy Center is looking for a researcher to work on economic and fiscal policy in the District of Columbia. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in economics and economic analysis and a deep interest in the District, will be adept with a variety of data sources, and be fluent in evaluating and applying high-quality policy research.
The incumbent will be responsible for executing the research agenda for the D.C. Policy Center’s Alice Rivlin Initiative. This includes tracking, analyzing, and writing on economic conditions in the District of Columbia, and developing policies that can improve these conditions. Specifically, the incumbent will keep track of economic conditions including, but not limited to, labor market statistics, business formation and survival, income statistics, and other variables that measure the health and competitiveness of the District’s economy.
This position is most suitable for a mid-career professional with previous experience in the responsibilities listed below and looking for growth in their responsibilities. The starting salary range is $70,000 to $85,000 commensurate with experience. D.C. Policy Center also offers health insurance benefits, contributions toward retirement savings, and provides a dynamic, flexible work environment.
The D.C. Policy Center is looking for established researchers, journalists, data scientists, data visualization experts, and policy wonks of all stripes to write for the Center’s website as independent research Fellows. Our Fellows produce data-driven, D.C.-centered analyses on a variety of topics, including housing, public health, employment and labor markets, business environments, D.C. history, demographic change, transportation, and criminal justice.
Articles must include original research or data analysis focused on the District of Columbia. The ideal candidate is an independent thinker with excellent research, analysis, and writing skills, as well as a demonstrated interest in urban data and policy, especially the District of Columbia’s economy or demography.
Please note that Fellows are independent contractors who are paid per piece; this is not a full-time or onsite position.
Please send a resume, brief cover letter, and two relevant writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please include your specific research interests, and 1-3 brief pitches for article(s) that you would pursue as a Fellow. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Note: We also consider submissions from one-time contributors. Please contact email@example.com for more information.