May 15, 2012

Economist/Analyst: State Policy

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The Tax Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit research institution in Washington, D.C., founded in 1937 to educate taxpayers about sound tax policy, is seeking a highly motivated person for the full-time position of Economist or Analyst in our Center for State Fiscal Policy.

The position requires a B.A. or M.A. in economics or related field with some demonstrated familiarity or interest in public finance and dedication to the principles of sound tax policy. The ideal candidate should possess strong writing and oral communication skills for communication with experts, state lawmakers and their staff, the media, activists, and the general public. Application materials should highlight these areas, which are further elaborated in the job description.

E-mails only; no phone calls please. Please send cover letter, resume, and no more than two writing samples to Address the cover letter to Mr. Scott Hodge, President, Tax Foundation.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Tax Foundation staff are rewarded with a dynamic, challenging, and creative work environment, and an excellent benefits package. The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The position will be open until filled.

Job Description
Title: Economist or Analyst
Reports to: Director of State Projects

  • Maintain knowledge of current state tax policy and economic issues, news, and trends, and identify opportunities to advance the Tax Foundation’s state tax policy agenda.
  • Produce high-quality written data, research, and analysis from a principled perspective that influences the debate toward simple, neutral, transparent, and stable tax policies.
  • Respond to public and media inquiries (including radio and TV interviews) and provide expert advice to state lawmakers and their staff, think tanks, business groups, students, activists, and the general public. Some travel is required.
  • Collaborate with other staff and allies in developing research ideas into marketable research products, including brainstorming, developing themes, and positioning.
  • With supervisor, set goals for each responsibility and measure progress on each.
  • Supervise intern projects as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Posted May 15, 2009. Note: On May 1, 2009, the Tax Foundation moved to the National Press Building, 529 14th Street, N.W., Suite 420, Washington, DC 20045.