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The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality works to alleviate poverty and inequality, advance racial and gender equity, and expand economic inclusion in the United States. We develop and advance ambitious medium and long-term policy ideas in the following areas: tax and benefits, jobs and education, health and human service delivery, and democracy. Our ideas—which are backed by our rigorous research and analysis and rooted in the lived experiences of people affected by poverty, racism, and sexism—are trusted by our partners, including researchers, advocates, organizers, and policymakers across policy silos and issue areas. We are a growing team funded through philanthropic grants and contracts with partner organizations.

If you share our commitment to economic, racial, and gender equity, consider applying for one of our open positions.

Executive Director

We are seeking nominations and applications for our next Executive Director. The next Executive Director will be a policy expert possessing a longstanding commitment to economic, racial, and gender justice and will have a unique opportunity to advance the Center’s work and strategic growth. With a staff that includes 11 full-time professionals and 10 part-time student research assistants and an FY23 budget of approximately $2M, the Center is poised for staff growth, greater external visibility, and greater policy impact supported by increased fundraising. The next Executive Director will join a nationally recognized center with strong sector relationships and deep credibility in economic justice and public policy.

This role is based in Washington, D.C. and the salary range is $180,000-196,873.

This search is being led by Julian Jackson, Alejandra Villa, and Eva Rosenberg of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

Research Assistant

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality often has openings for part-time Research Assistants (RAs). We’re looking for Georgetown law and graduate students who share a commitment to our mission to develop and advance ideas that alleviate poverty and inequality, advance racial and gender equity, and expand economic inclusion for all in the United States.

RAs will:

  • Conduct policy research on economic security issues and analyze pending legislation, existing laws and policies, and new policy ideas and proposals;
  • Help draft reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, articles, blog posts, op-eds, talking points, public presentations, and other written materials; and
  • Develop charts, infographics, and other visual representations of data.

GCPI RAs will make significant contributions to our current projects, which include research and policy development focused on broad-based economic security policy, postsecondary education, job creation, paid family medical leave, census, tax credits, universal family care, subsidized employment, human services, social determinants of health, and unemployment insurance, all with an intersectional focus on racial equity and gender justice.

RAs should have:

  • Excellent research & writing skills; and

  • Professional, academic and/or lived experience with issues related to poverty, economic justice, social inclusion, racial equity, and/or gender equity.

Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter (which should include the number of hours you’d hope to work per week—between 10-20 is ideal), to