Help us achieve a world where the tax code doesn't stand in the way of success.
The Tax Foundation is the nation’s leading independent tax policy nonprofit. Since 1937, our principled research, insightful analysis, and engaged experts have informed smarter tax policy at the federal, state, and global levels. For over 80 years, our goal has remained the same: to improve lives through tax policies that lead to greater economic growth and opportunity.
Even in these difficult 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.
More About Joining The Team
We’re an 82-year-old nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank located steps from the White House in Washington, D.C. Our staff brings a balance of time-earned experience and youthful ambition to the table, and we regularly work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to help fix problems in national and state tax codes. By focusing on effective policies instead of politics, we have curated a reputation as the most effective tax policy think tank in the nation.
Our custom-built office is welcoming, fitted with collaborative spaces that allow our staff to work together in a variety of settings. We want to facilitate a work environment that allows you to work the way you work best. Whether it’s providing our staff with cutting edge technology, encouraging our staff to take risks and try creative new solutions, or organizing a lunch at a great restaurant during Restaurant Week, our management works hard to make the Tax Foundation environment an example of what working in D.C. should be.
Tax Foundation seeks a Development Communications Manager to join our Development team. This position will be responsible for drafting, editing, and maintaining all outgoing team communications with individual, corporate, and foundation donors, including foundation proposals and reports, electronic fundraising communications, department brochures, and personalized outreach to donors on behalf of senior staff.
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 (100% match on first 5%), and we cover 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and provide life/AD&D/LTD insurance. Additionally, we offer 12 paid holidays per year, 15 vacation days per year, and generous sick leave, and 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 application materials in PDF document format:
The position is open until filled. The Tax Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/D/V
Tax Foundation seeks a Sponsorships and Development Manager to join our solid team of development professionals. We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who works well independently and can handle high expectations in a fast-paced environment.
The ideal candidate works well with others, can communicate goals and objectives to both internal and external audiences, and has roughly 2+ years’ experience in development, corporate communications, external affairs, or similar positions.
The applicant will possess a sincere interest in tax and fiscal policy and have an appreciation for private enterprise and the role the business community plays in advancing opportunity and long-term economic growth.
The ideal candidate will show an eagerness to learn the tax issues of various companies and industries and work with the development and policy teams to design research and engagement strategies that fit within Tax Foundation principles.
Manage an existing donor base that consists of Fortune 500, D.C.-based trade groups and associations, and state Chambers of Commerce
Manage fundraising, prospecting, and guest seating for our Annual Dinner, which features attendance by other think tanks and trade associations
Work with communications and marketing to promote the Annual Dinner, which includes developing materials and outreach strategies
Develop relationships with Tax Directors and Government Affairs offices in D.C. and around country
Collaborate with policy teams to develop messaging strategies to recruit and retain donors
Market working groups and Advisory Panels and work with operations to ensure the success of each meeting and call
Set up prospect calls/meetings to discuss company’s tax policy priorities
Coordinate with policy and marketing to develop fundraising materials to send to prospects and donors
Document all meaningful activity with donors in Sales Force
Handle invoicing and contribution requests
Maintain consistent and clear communication with Development team members, VP, and President
Will report to the VP of Development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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