Operations and HR Administrator

Role Overview

The Tax Foundation is seeking a hard-working, detail-oriented individual to serve as its Operations and HR Administrator. We need someone who loves to dive into the details to understand, sort through, and improve overall business operations matters. The person in this role must be a self-starter who has an interest in establishing a career path in the free market nonprofit 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 position based in Washington, D.C. We are currently operating on a weekly hybrid schedule of three days in the office and two days remote.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary liaison to Tax Foundation vendors, including all operations-related resources such as IT, HR, finance & accounting, property management, and legal services
  • Actively engage with and manage all vendors and recommend improvement/changes as necessary
  • Oversee office administration, including office space, building maintenance coordination, and supplies and inventory
  • Act as primary contact for day-to-day HR matters and serve as a conduit between Tax Foundation staff and external HR provider; responsibilities include coordination of recruitment, hiring, onboarding/offboarding, benefits administration, and payroll
  • Support accounting and finance tasks in coordination with external accounting provider; responsibilities include credit card reconciliation, accounts receivable support, and bill.com oversight
  • 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 President & CEO and Executive Team in scheduling and travel logistics
  • Develop a strong, operational partnership with the President and Executive Team
  • Handle other office and operations functions as assigned or needed

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience in a prior office management/coordination role
  • 1+ year experience handling general HR responsibilities
  • Familiarity with finance and accounting processes and principles is preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to independently prioritize projects and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong relationships and interact with people at all levels of the business
  • Collaborative mindset and approach
  • A positive and service-oriented attitude

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 a 100 percent match on the first 5 percent, and we cover 100 percent 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 as well as a work-from-home option on Mondays and Fridays for employees in the D.C. area. 

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to resume@hri-online.com to be considered. The position is open until filled. The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

Submit Applications Here

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.