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 focus on 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 allow for measuring 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.


General responsibilities

The incumbent will help manage and implement the D.C. Policy Center’s economic and competitiveness research. Key responsibilities include:


Education, experience, and skill requirements

The D.C. Policy Center welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.


About the D.C. Policy Center

The D.C. Policy Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 think tank focusing on local policy issues in the District of Columbia and the surrounding region. Through data-driven and action-oriented policy research, the D.C. Policy Center’s mission is to bring together policymakers, employers, industry leaders, community advocates, and other stakeholders to advance comprehensive policies that support a strong and growing local economy for all District residents.

The D.C. Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other protected status under federal or District law.


Application instructions

Send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples as a single PDF to

Priority deadline for applications is March 15, 2021. Applications received after that date will be evaluated as needed on a rolling basis.


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