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Even in these uncertain times, we continue our important work. If you are interested in applying to any of the openings below, please know that interviews will be conducted remotely, as is the entirety of our work at this time.

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Senior Tax Policy Analyst/Economist

Center for State Tax Policy

Job Overview

The Tax Foundation seeks a Senior Tax Policy Analyst/Economist to join our state policy team. The state team produces several annual studies and dozens of smaller reports each year, testifies and presents on tax proposals across the country, educates the public through regular media appearances, and works with lawmakers and policy organizations at the national level and in the states to promote smarter, pro-growth tax policy. A successful candidate will be responsible for completing high-profile annual projects, developing projects that advance the effectiveness of our research agenda, and producing blog posts, op-eds, letters to the editor, and longer reports that advance principled tax policy, in addition to legislative testimony, media appearances, and presentations before key stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of current state tax policy and economic issues, and identify new research opportunities
  • Research and write studies, reports, blog posts, and op-eds on state tax issues
  • Expand the Tax Foundation’s profile with policymakers, academics, the media, and interested stakeholders through media appearances, responses to inquiries, and presentations/briefings

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience or training in economics, public finance, public policy, political science, or government
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication and writing skills, with experience researching and writing about public policy
  • Ability to work well both independently and with a team, often on tight deadlines
  • Regular travel required (1-2 trips per month) once work travel resumes, and frequency may increase with tenure

Why Work at Tax Foundation?

At the Tax Foundation you can educate the public, elevate public discourse, and improve public policy, all while having fun! In addition, Tax Foundation offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions, a 401(k) retirement plan with 100% match on the first 5%, and we cover 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and life/AD&D/LTD insurance. We offer 12 paid holidays and 15 vacation days per year and generous sick leave, plus our office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We also offer casual and early-release Fridays. 

Applying

Submit cover letter and résumé at this link. The position is open until filled. The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V


Manager of Education and Outreach

Marketing

Job Overview

This newly created position’s goal is to develop and implement outreach strategies that raise America’s Tax and Economic IQ. We are looking for a very creative and energetic person who would listen for and seek new audiences for the Tax Foundation’s Tax Basics program and know how each of these audiences most easily accesses tax information—the forms of media the audiences consume, how they talk, and what makes them engage. This position will report to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications. The role is ideally based in Washington, DC. For the exceptional candidate, remote work will be considered.

Responsibilities

  • Create content for digital, print, and video campaigns that educate and engage audiences ranging from students to everyday taxpayers
  • Develop partnerships with online learning platforms and popular economics YouTube channels that can help expand the educational reach of Tax Foundation materials
  • Cultivate relationships with hands-on groups such as the National Council on Economic Education and Junior Achievement
  • Coordinate cross-promotional campaigns with distribution partners in the nonprofit space, such as:
    • Institute for Humane Studies
    • Foundation for Teaching Economics
    • Intercollegiate Studies Institute
    • Council for Economic Education
    • Poynter Institute’s News University
  • Initiate and manage partnerships with colleges, universities, and teachers who can boost our educational materials’ credibility and inject them into lesson plans around the country

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5-7 years of experience in a digital marketing role with a focus on reaching new audiences
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with social media promotion, managing public education or advertising campaigns, and creating original content
  • In-depth knowledge of digital advertising platforms and the ability to manage targeted influencer and brand promotion campaigns
  • Prior knowledge of tax policy not required, but an interest in public policy and a belief in the Tax Foundation’s mission is critical
  • Periodic travel (1-2 trips per year) may be required once regular travel resumes

Why Work at Tax Foundation?

At the Tax Foundation you can educate the public, elevate public discourse, and improve public policy, all while having fun! In addition, Tax Foundation offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions, a 401(k) retirement plan with 100% match on first 5%, and we cover 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and life/AD&D/LTD insurance. We offer 12 paid holidays and 15 vacation days per year and generous sick leave, plus our office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We also offer casual and early-release Fridays. 

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: katy@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.


Who We Are

We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank founded in 1937 and located steps from the White House in Washington, D.C. We regularly work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to help fix problems in national and state tax codes and by focusing on effective policies instead of politics, we have curated a reputation as one of the most effective policy think tanks in the nation.

What We Do

We use our research and analysis to bring tax changes to the national spotlight, foster competition among the states, and advise policymakers on how to improve their tax systems.

Our work is cited in over 20,000 news articles each year, including the largest national outlets and the papers of record in all fifty states. We produce over 70 major publications every year and our website is viewed over 1.5 million per month.

What We Offer

Health Benefits

The Tax Foundation offers HSA-based health coverage (we cover an amount equivalent to three-quarters of the silver-level premium and deposit the amount of the deductible into the HSA), dental and vision coverage, and life/AD&D/LTD insurance.

Time Off

We understand that life is more than work. That’s why we take off 12 holidays per year, offer 15 vacation days per year, offer sick leave, and encourage leaving the office early on Fridays.

401(k)

The Tax Foundation offers a 401(k) retirement plan, with a 100% match on your first 5% of contributions.

The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V.


Internship Program

We offer a unique internship program designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to tax policy principles, and apply them in assessing and advancing public policy. Working directly with our staff in various areas of tax policy, interns gain valuable professional experience and learn about all aspects of our operation.

Learn More About Our Internship Program