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Job Opening: DCFPI Research Associate

Katie Kerstetter has passed along a job opening for an analyst/associate at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. She used to hold this position herself and it comes with her enthusiastic recommendation. For more info, see below and/or e-mail her.

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute, an affiliate of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is seeking a Policy Analyst or Research Associate to work on tax and budget policies in the District of Columbia, with a focus on issues that affect low- and moderate-income residents.

DCFPI is the leading source of independent information on budget and tax issues in the District of Columbia.  Each year, we provide a comprehensive review of the DC budget in the form of a widely-used online Budget Toolkit.   DCFPI also prepares timely jargon-free reports on a wide range of policy issues – affordable housing, economic development, health care, and tax policy, among others.


  • Conduct research and prepare policy reports and briefs
  • Provide technical assistance in response to requests from policymakers or advocates
  • Analyze pending legislative proposals
  • Represent DCFPI in advocacy coalitions
  • Make public presentations of DCFPI research

Applicants should have an interest in budget and tax policy issues and have the following skills/experience:

  • Graduate degree in public policy or related field
  • Knowledge of economics and statistics
  • Facility with spreadsheets and statistical database programs such as STATA
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a time-sensitive manner
  • Work in a public policy setting, with some advocacy experience, is strongly preferred

Details on how to apply are available here: http://www.dcfpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/8-24-11-Policy-Analyst-Job-Aannouncement.pdf



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