Policy Analyst, Family Economic Security

Reports To: Policy Director

Class: Exempt/full-time


The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonpartisan research and grantmaking organization dedicated to advancing evidence-based ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth. Important elements of Equitable Growth’s mission include in-house, academic-quality research, as well as 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, Family Economic Security, who will be a key “translator” of cutting-edge academic scholarship into content that is easily accessible to the policy community. The Policy Analyst will play a central role in developing and implementing Equitable Growth’s family economic security work, which includes (but is not limited to) paid leave and other social insurance policies, scheduling stability, and pay inequality. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional writer with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and a strategic thinker with a demonstrated ability to manage projects on a deadline.


  • Draft policy briefs, fact sheets, and articles, including regular contributions to the Value Added blog
  • Develop Equitable Growth products based on the work of our network of affiliated academics, the in-house policy experts
  • Develop and organize policy-relevant meetings and events
  • Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility
  • Conduct and support research for the Policy team in support of our family economic security work
  • Collaborate with members of the External Relations and Communications teams as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • At least five years professional experience working on family economic security issues
  • Excellent writing, research, and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, follow through, and meet deadlines on key deliverables in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytic skills and a demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • Ability to work well and with exceptional initiative, both independently and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to apply academic research to real-world issues and present concise explanations of complex analyses
  • Strong self-starter with previous project management experience
  • Ability to perform quantitative analysis a plus
  • Commitment to Equitable Growth’s mission and goals


The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is actively committed to promoting and maintaining the importance of diversity to its work. We encourage everyone across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, gender identity and expression, educational background, sexual orientation, and religion to apply.

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