The D.C. Policy Center is looking for a self-motivated and well-organized Operations Associate to work in a fast-paced think tank focused on the District of Columbia. The Operations Associate will be responsible for managing the Policy Center’s bookkeeping, financial processes, and operations, and will provide additional administrative support to the Executive Director and other senior staff members as needed.

The ideal candidate is someone who has strong organizational skills and who is adept at schedules and spreadsheets, and is willing to take on increasing responsibility in a dynamic and growing non-profit. They will be familiar with best practices for how to run a small non-profit office, and able to adapt to changing systems and situations.

While a degree in accounting or CPA license is not required, familiarity with accounting is a plus as the Operations Associate will work closely with vendors who provide the Policy Center’s accounting services and will serve as the key in-house resource for audit and tax preparation.

The Operations Associate will report directly to the Executive Director, and will work closely with other senior staff members as needed. This is a full-time, onsite position.

Experience: At least 3 years of relevant experience
Salary range: $60,000 – $70,000
Priority application deadline: October 31, 2019
Start date: Early December 2019



Finance Support (40%)

Operations Support (40%)

Executive and Administrative Support (20%)


Experience and qualifications


Application Instructions

To apply send a resume and cover letter as PDFs to

Priority deadline is October 31, 2019. After that, applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The start date for this position is negotiable, but ideally early December.


About the D.C. Policy Center

Established in 2016, the D.C. Policy Center is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) think tank committed to advancing policies for a strong and vibrant economy in the District of Columbia. The D.C. Policy Center informs policymaking by offering data and analyses on the District’s economy and residents. More:

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.

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