Job Opportunities at the Tax Foundation

Founded in 1937, the Tax Foundation is the nation’s leading independent, non-partisan organization providing sound research and analysis on federal and state tax policy. The Tax Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and our offices are located in the National Press Building in Washington, DC.

Our staff is rewarded with a dynamic, challenging, and creative work environment with substantial opportunity for personal and professional growth. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage (employer provides two-thirds of premium and deposits the amount of the deductible into the HSA), dental and vision coverage, life/AD&D/LTD insurance, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan (100% match on first 3%, 50% match on next 2%). The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V.

We are currently accepting applicants for internships, clerkships, and the following full-time staff positions:


Operations Assistant

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Job Overview: We are seeking a hard-working, detail-oriented individual to provide administrative support to our VP Operations and our organization as a whole. We are looking for a self-starter who has an interest in working in the non-profit world, believes strongly in the Tax Foundation mission, and has the drive, attention to detail and skill set to help keep the organization running smoothly.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greet TF visitors; answer, screen, and direct phone calls and mail to appropriate areas; answer routine inquiries.
  • Proactively resolve questions, concerns, and requests relating to office administration and operation.
  • Coordinate day-to-day calendar, schedule, correspondence, and meeting requests for VP Operations.
  • Assist with financial and HR records, report preparation, reimbursement processing, and budgets.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of complex files and records.
  • Prepare agendas, invoices, memos, letters, and other documents, and distributing when appropriate.
  • Manage office facility meeting room reservations, audio/visual requests, catering, and room setup.
  • Order and maintain appropriate levels of office supplies.
  • Attend and participate in meetings pertaining to assigned responsibilities.
  • Track deadlines and follow up on project deliverables.
  • Be available for after-hours support as needed.
  • Provide logistical support on an ad hoc basis to TF departments and TF staff members.
  • Other duties as directed by the VP Operations.

Skill Sets Required

  • High school diploma required.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and good judgment.
  • Solution-oriented with the ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Able to work independently on projects, from conception to completion; to work under pressure; to handle confidential matters with discretion; and to interface well with all departments of the organization and represent Tax Foundation in a highly professional manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with email marketing services (Mailchimp) a plus.

Benefits Salary is commensurate with an entry-level position. Tax Foundation staff are rewarded with a dynamic, challenging, and creative work environment with substantial opportunity for personal and professional growth. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage, dental and vision coverage, life/AD&D/LTD insurance, vacation/sick leave, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Applying Submit cover letter and resume, as well as salary requirements and history, to Mr. Joseph Henchman, Tax Foundation, at henchman@taxfoundation.org. EOE/M/F/D/V