Jobs at EPI

Associate Counsel

Job description

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is looking for an Associate Counsel to assist EPI’s Perkins Project on Worker Rights and Wages. The Perkins Project is a policy response team that will track wage and employment policies coming out of Congress, the administration, and independent agencies that defend workers’ rights, wages, and working conditions. Duties include monitoring and analyzing legislation, regulations, and agency enforcement actions. The Associate Counsel will draft fact sheets, memoranda, and other resource documents. The position will work closely with the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) to develop policy solutions at the local, state, and national levels to help workers raise wages.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an attorney with 1-3 years of experience in labor and employment law. Congressional experience is strongly preferred. Must be able to work on tight time deadlines and work on multiple projects at once. Should be highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong attention to detail. Some morning, evening and weekend work is required.

Dedication to EPI’s mission of ensuring that our economic policy focuses on the needs of low- and middle-income workers and their families is strongly preferred.

About EPI

EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working Americans and their families and proposes policies to protect and improve their economic wellbeing.

To Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to assoccounsel@epi.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled; the latest applications will be accepted is February 2nd, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with experience. EPI offers an excellent benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. EPI is committed to a diverse workplace.

Web Developer

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is seeking a talented and motivated web developer to build front-end and back-end features for our websites. EPI has a small and enthusiastic web & design team, and we are looking to expand our capacity with a dedicated web developer.

The core of the developer’s job is creating and implementing features in PHP, JS, SASS, and a few libraries like D3 and HighCharts. The Institute’s main sites are on WordPress, so experience with the WordPress API is a plus.

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Get in touch if you are in your element doing things like:

  • learning new javascript frameworks for data visualization;
  • creating custom functionality for WordPress—using code, not (just) plugins;
  • working with Git/Github;
  • doing VPS management as needed;
  • writing smart, readable, well-documented code;
  • using APIs for social, analytics, and other services;
  • turning designs into code;
  • keeping up with web trends;
  • taking on new challenges.

We are looking for someone to work on public-facing projects like feature development, data visualization, interactive charts, and site UX; and also on internal projects like designing features and workflows to streamline our production process.

To apply: If this sounds like you, send a resume and cover letter to coder@epi.org introducing yourself, your programming background, your languages and your nerd credentials. Code jokes aren’t necessary but are welcome. Use “EPI Web Developer – Firstname Lastname” as your subject line. Include a creative, custom line of code in the body of your message to let us know you’re the real deal. Links to your Github/StackOverflow/projects/other dev-related presence are a major plus.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Pay commensurate with experience. EPI offers an excellent benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.