Work With Us

The Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative (ESOI) of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices to alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. Areas of research include tax and benefits, jobs and education, health and human service delivery, and census, all with a cross-cutting focus on racial and gender equity.

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

Policy Analyst

The Policy Analyst conducts research and policy analysis, collecting and analyzing information and communicating findings on a wide range of issues relating to economic security and opportunity. They conduct literature reviews and careful, robust analysis of qualitative and quantitative data; draft, revise, and contribute to reports, briefs, fact sheets, media content, and other written products; provide project management support; monitor trends and developments in economic security and opportunity issues; help conceptualize new project ideas for funders; and support the center’s work in coalitions alongside academics, advocates, and policy experts.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 2 years of work experience with relevant research and policy analysis, including facility with Excel and statistical software, are required. The ideal candidate has:

  • A commitment to GCPI ESOI’s mission;
  • Background in issues related to poverty, economic justice, social inclusion, racial equity, gender equity, and/or disability rights (including lived experience);
  • Race and gender equity and inclusion experience, skills, and values;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • High capacity for collaboration;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to organize and manage competing priorities, tasks and deadlines; and
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm for learning.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $54,000

 

Policy & Data Analyst

The Policy & Data Analyst conducts quantitative and qualitative research and policy analysis, identifying policy issues to explore, collecting and analyzing information, and communicating findings on a wide range of issues relating to economic security and opportunity. They will conduct literature reviews and careful, robust analysis; help develop and test quantitative methodologies; draft, revise, and co-author reports, briefs, fact sheets and other written products; help conceptualize new projects; and represent the center at public events, in the media, and in external meetings.

Qualifications: A commitment to GCPI ESOl’s mission and at least 4 years of research experience is required. Ideal candidates have:

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills;
  • Race, class, and gender equity experience, skills, and values;
  • Knowledge of economic security policy issues (e.g. public benefits, tax credits, census, postsecondary education, health, subsidized employment, youth employment, housing, caregiving, paid family & medical leave, poverty measurement);
  • Self-driven work ethic & initiative and strong capacity for collaboration;
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work with efficiency;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Flexibility & enthusiasm for learning;
  • Facility with public use data (e.g. Current Population Survey, American Community Survey, National Health Interview Survey); and
  • Masters Degree or equivalent experience.

Salary range: $62,000 – $66,000

Communications & Development Specialist

The Communications and Development Specialist builds our external communications and public relations capacity and strengthens our fundraising efforts. They develop internal and external communications materials, improve the ESOI website, assist with dissemination of materials through various media outlets and securing media coverage, and finalize style and format of publications to match the ESOI style guide and meet accessibility requirements.

Qualifications: A commitment to GCPI ESOl’s mission and 1-3 years of experience with communications, development, advocacy, and/or public relations is required. Ideal candidates have:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to synthesize and clearly express complex ideas in writing, tailored for various audiences
  • Ability and experience communicating connections between poverty, inequality, and race and gender equity
  • Excellent notetaking and organizational skills
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (e.g. WordPress) and comfort with basic HTML and CSS
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop and Excel/Google Sheets
  • Knowledge of a broad range of economic security issues
  • Race, class, and gender equity and inclusion experience and values
  • Self-driven work ethic & initiative and strong capacity for collaboration
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work with efficiency
  • Impeccable attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility & enthusiasm for learning
  • Familiarity or experience with Web & Digital Accessibility, WCAG 2.0, PDF UA

Salary range: $48,000 – $50,000

Research Assistant

Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative (ESOI) 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.

ESOI RAs will make significant contributions to our current projects, which include research and policy development focused on broad-based economic security policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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, Cover Letter, and Writing Sample to gcpiesoi@georgetown.edu.