The D.C. Policy Center is looking for a self-motivated and well-organized analyst to support the work of its Education Policy Initiative. Established in 2017, the Education Policy Initiative has created a data-rich landscape of D.C.’s traditional public and public charter schools, with research on the transition from high school to college or career, what an at-risk preference would mean in the common lottery, and an annual report of the State of D.C. Schools. The analyst will support upcoming work to produce briefings and research connected to creating opportunity for D.C.’s students, maintain a periodic D.C. Voices publication, disseminate findings at events, and facilitate meetings with school leaders, parents, teachers, students, and other key stakeholders.

This is an intermediate level position primarily focused on research, with additional communication and coordination duties. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and writing skills, excellent attention to detail, and a demonstrated interest in the District of Columbia and its public education system. The analyst’s work will focus on topics such as the boundary review process, measuring early career outcomes for high school alumni, and enrollment shifts after the pandemic, among other topics related to COVID-19 recovery.

Experience: At least three years of previous experience in a similar position

Salary: $60,000 – $70,000

Priority deadline: June 25, 2021


Experience and qualifications


Strongly preferred


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, one writing sample, and one data visualization sample as a single PDF to with the subject line “Senior Education Analyst”

Priority deadline for applications is June 25th, 2021. Applications received after that date will be evaluated as needed on a rolling basis.

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