Policy Analyst, Tax and Public Finance

Reports to: Senior Director, Policy

Staff reporting to this position: None

Position classification: Exempt/full-time

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonpartisan research and grantmaking organization that engages with academics and policymakers to better understand and address the effects of economic inequality in the United States and the broader global economy. Important elements of Equitable Growth’s mission include in-house, academic-quality research, and grantmaking to academic economists and other social scientists to support new research on inequality, mobility, growth, and related issues. Building a stronger bridge between academics and the policy community is key to our work, with the goal of making new research relevant, accessible, and informative to the policymaking process.

Equitable Growth has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst, Tax and Public Finance, who will monitor academic scholarship relevant to federal tax and public finance policy, communicate the findings through policy-relevant reports, issue briefs, fact sheets, op-eds and other mediums, and play a leadership role in managing Equitable Growth’s tax and fiscal policy work.

The Policy Analyst is pivotal to Equitable Growth’s mission-critical work building a bridge between cutting-edge academics and the policy community. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional writer with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas, and a strategic thinker with a demonstrated interest in research-based policymaking.

Working under the direction and guidance of the Senior Director for Policy, the successful analyst requires excellent time and project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines on key deliverables.

Responsibilities: Research and Writing

  • Contribute to Equitable Growth’s efforts in identifying existing research questions and academic research in tax and public finance.
  • Monitor and analyze new and existing academic literature on tax and public finance and communicate findings in written products (including reports, issue briefs, fact sheets, and op-eds) as well as in person at briefings and other events.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of current tax and public finance issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities: Project Management

  • Work independently to develop and manage internal and external projects and priorities in the tax and public finance arena, from conception to completion.
  • Working with the External Affairs team, maintain the relationships, networks, and database of tax experts and contacts in tax arena, including academics, policymakers, and advocates.
  • Perform other duties as as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or public policy; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven ability to apply academic research to real-world issues and present concise explanations of complex analyses.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including a solid track record of effective communication with both academic experts and policy stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable quantitative (statistical, econometric) and qualitative (observational, interviews) research experience.
  • Strong self-starter with previous project management experience.
  • Proven track record of meeting goals and deadlines as an individual and part of a team; ability to effectively prioritize.
  • Commitment to Equitable Growth’s mission and goals.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@equitablegrowth.org.