The D.C. Policy Center in Washington, D.C.  is looking for an energetic and detail-oriented Deputy Director for Research and Policy. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director for Research and Policy will develop and implement the D.C. Policy Center’s rigorous research agenda to inform policy, with research conducted both internally and in partnership with other organizations. The Deputy Director will also maintain and expand the D.C. Policy Center’s relationships with the broader research and policy communities.

The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge of urban economics and policy and current research in these areas, be adept with a variety of data sources, and have expertise in evaluating high-quality policy research. The ideal candidate will also have strong writing skills demonstrated by a publication history, experience in managing research projects, and have expertise in guiding junior researchers.

A deep knowledge and understanding of the District of Columbia, its government, budget process, demographics, and economy are desirable, but not necessary. Familiarity with evaluating legislative proposals is a plus.

Experience: At least 3 years of relevant experience
Salary range: $70,000 –$95,000
Priority application deadline: May 10, 2020
Start date: June 1, 2020




Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:


Application Instructions

To apply send a resume, a cover letter, and at least two writing samples as PDFs to Priority deadline is May 10, 2020. After that, applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The start date for this position is negotiable but is ideally June 1, 2020.


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.

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. Please contact with any questions.


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