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The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality expands economic security and opportunity and advances racial and gender equity for everyone in the U.S. through research, analysis, and ambitious policy ideas.

We bridge academia and policy to equip policymakers and advocates with rigorous research, trusted analysis, and innovative policy solutions needed to make change. Our ideas are backed by evidence and data and rooted in the lived experiences of people affected by poverty.

We prioritize policy ideas that create racially equitable outcomes and push back against our nation’s long history of racism. We join forces with advocates, organizers, policymakers, philanthropy, and scholars to integrate lived experience into our bold ideas for economic and racial justice. 

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

Senior Policy Analyst

The Senior Policy Analyst develops policy ideas supported by qualitative and quantitative evidence; leads highly-collaborative project teams; produces clear, accurate, equity-focused research; and builds support for our policy ideas among policymakers, partners, and other key stakeholders. 

What You’ll Do

  • Plan, manage, and execute complex, mixed-methods research projects and policy analyses. 
  • Develop, write, and promote publications to reach key audiences, including policymakers, administrators, allied organizations, media, funding partners, researchers, and students. 
  • Supervise staff and lead project teams. 
  • Explore and conceptualize new research and analysis ideas aligned with mission and goals.
  • Build and strengthen stakeholder partnerships. 
  • Conduct external engagement activities, including educational and technical assistance meetings with key audiences. 
  • Lead public-facing outreach and communications activities and events.

Who You Are

We understand that the right candidate may not have all these qualities listed below; however, we are seeking a commitment and excitement to build your skills or experiences in these areas. (Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often only apply to jobs if they meet all of the qualifications. We encourage you to break with that trend and apply!)

  • You have experience in the economic justice movement, including deep knowledge in at least one of the following areas: job quality, human services, caregiving, or paid leave.
  • You are a researcher who has experience developing research methodologies, interpreting research and data, and developing policy recommendations.
  • You are a strong writer who knows how to communicate with policymakers, researchers, and advocates, translating policy details and complex ideas for various audiences.
  • You have well-developed race, class, and gender analyses and consistently integrate them into your work and personal interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of oppressive systems.
  • You have experience leading teams, supervising and mentoring staff, and managing projects and timelines with a high level of independence.
  • You are a flexible team player and a problem-solver who thrives in a highly-collaborative environment.
  • You have the ability to manage a high volume of work with efficiency, impeccable attention to detail and accuracy, and excellent organizational interpersonal, and critical thinking skills.
  • You have a Master’s degree or equivalent and 5-7 years of relevant experience. 

What We Offer

The salary range for the position is $85,000-$95,000.

Georgetown University offers comprehensive and competitive benefits, including health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options, and much more. For more information, visit  

The position is designated as hybrid, with a requirement for in-office work 1-3 days per week.


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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