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 participation in by-right schools, future enrollment, and school diversity. The analyst will support upcoming work to produce briefings and research connected to equity and inclusivity, establish a blog with guest contributors, disseminate findings at events, and facilitate meetings with school leaders.

This position is primarily focused on research and data analysis, with additional communication and coordination duties. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative analysis and writing skills, excellent attention to detail, and a demonstrated interest in the District and local education. The analyst’s work will focus on topics such as the teacher pipeline, exits from public schools, bridging the gap between high school and college or career, the relationship between transportation and school choice, and research-practice partnerships, among other topics. The position will begin with a one-year contract renewable for another year contingent on funding.

Experience: Mid-level

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000

Priority deadline: July 29th, 2019


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

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, one writing sample, and one data visualization sample as a single PDF to

Priority deadline for applications is July 29th, 2019. Applications received after that date will be evaluated as needed on a rolling basis.

You might also be interested in…

Now hiring: Deputy Director for Research and Policy

Now hiring: Deputy Director for Research and Policy

The D.C. Policy Center in Washington, D.C.  is looking for an energetic and detail-oriented Deputy Director for Research and Policy….

Job Announcement: Operations Associate

Job Announcement: Operations Associate

The D.C. Policy Center is looking for a self-motivated and well-organized Operations Associate to work in a fast-paced think tank…