Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Inclusive Economy

14 Sep, 2023


Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Inclusive Economy

Center for American Progress
Washington, DC

Reports to: Vice President, Inclusive Economy; in the interim, this hire will report to Senior Vice President, Inclusive Growth
Staff reporting to this position: None
Department: Inclusive Growth
Position classification: Exempt, full time
Minimum compensation: $61,000/$68,000
Work site: Hybrid (on-site two days per week, Washington, D.C., office)


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst with strong analytic skills and experience in a range of federal tax and fiscal policy issues. The position requires strong quantitative and writing skills; experience working with tax and economic data; and an interest in making compelling, evidence-based public policy arguments. The candidate should be meticulous and comfortable in a fast-paced environment and with rapid-response requests, as well as have a passion for advancing progressive economic policy through thoughtful new research. The candidate will contribute to the Inclusive Economy team’s efforts to promote an economy that works for all, led by robust public investments and a more equitable tax code.

The successful candidate will be guided by American Progress’ mission to improve the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country. They will join a committed group of colleagues with extensive research expertise to strengthen American Progress’ policy and advocacy work in support of the organization’s five crosscutting priorities:

  • Building an economy for all
  • Restoring social trust in democracy
  • Advancing racial equity and justice
  • Tackling climate change and environmental injustice
  • Strengthening health


  • Conduct and support research and analysis that advances more equitable and sustainable tax policies, including quantitative and qualitative analysis of the effects of fiscal policy proposals.
  • Develop and contribute to the production of a variety of written products such as reports, issue briefs, and op-eds.
  • Interface with American Progress communications and advocacy experts—including in Art, Government Affairs, Digital Strategy, and Press—to create maximally compelling, accessible, and engaging research and analysis to support policies or legislation that advance a more equitable tax code.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; an advanced degree or equivalent experience is a plus.
  • This is not an entry-level position. At least three to four years of related experience is required for the Policy Analyst position; at least five years of related experience is required for the Senior Policy Analyst position.
  • Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with a variety of federal tax policy issues.
  • The ability to use quantitative data to make creative, compelling policy arguments.
  • Data visualization skills and interest are a plus.
  • Broad familiarity with fiscal and economic policy issues.
  • Ability to explain complex policy ideas and data analysis clearly through written, visual, and verbal communications.
  • Meticulousness, attention to detail, and ability to get up to speed quickly on a new policy area or research question.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.
  • Political or legislative experience—or experience in the use of research and analysis for narrative building or advocacy—is a big plus.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

American Progress offers a full and competitive benefits package. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFTPE Local 70. The Policy Analyst position has a minimum salary of $61,000, and the Senior Policy Analyst position has a minimum salary of $68,000.

American Progress’ hybrid work policy is posted on our Jobs page. Please visit this page for updates. Any changes to this policy will also be communicated at the time of hire.


This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is more than a commitment at American Progress—it is the foundation of what we do. American Progress recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and all the other characteristics that make us unique.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org. For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.

Job posted: 2023-09-14