Operations Assistant

Role Overview

The Tax Foundation is seeking a hard-working, detail-oriented individual to serve as their Operations Assistant. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in a prior administrative or support role. This individual is a self-starter who has an interest in establishing a career path in the free market non-profit space, believes strongly in the Tax Foundation mission, and has the drive, attention to detail, and skillset to help keep the organization and its executive leadership running efficiently.

This is a full-time in-office position located in Washington, DC.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support all operations and administrative functions for Tax Foundation.
  • Support the President & CEO in scheduling and travel logistics.
  • Oversee administration, including office space, building maintenance coordination, and supplies and inventory.
  • Maintain inventory documents for technology and supplies.
  • Manage all vendor and subscription accounts, including standardizing payment methods and contact profiles.
  • Coordinate organization-wide activities, including internal meetings and special events.
  • Support the entire staff by interfacing with external technology and human resources service providers.
  • Assist in accounts receivable and credit reconciliation tasks.
  • Develop a strong, operational partnership with the President and Executive Team.
  • Other office administrative duties as assigned or needed.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • At least 2 years experience in a prior administrative or support role.
  • Display strong organization, relationship management, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate abilities to independently prioritize project deadlines.
  • Strong ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with all levels of an organization.
  • Must have a collaborative mindset and approach.
  • Maintain a positive and service-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to succeed under competing needs from multiple coworkers.

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! Tax Foundation offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions, 100% membership fee coverage for One Medical physician group, 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. In addition, 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 and a work-from-home option on Mondays and Fridays. 

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, the mission of Tax Foundation, and how relevant experience lines up with the role.

Submit Applications Here

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. 

Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Director of Talent Engagement, at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: katelynn@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.


Highlights of Our Benefits

  • HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 100% match on first 5%
  • 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and life/AD&D/LTD insurance
  • 12 paid holidays and 15 vacation days per year and generous sick leave
  • Office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day annually
  • Casual and early-release Fridays all year round
  • Work-from-home option Mondays and Fridays for employees in the D.C. headquarters area.

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 50 states. We produce over 70 major publications every year and our website is viewed over 1.5 million times per month.


“Working at Tax Foundation has helped me to grow personally, professionally, and intellectually, while contributing to work that I truly believe in. I am incredibly happy to have landed here and look forward to continuing to be a part of Tax Foundation’s growth and success.” – Zoe Callaway, Manager of Education and Outreach


The Tax Foundation is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. As part of this commitment, the Tax Foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.