Jobs at EPI

Receptionist/Operations Assistant

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is seeking a Receptionist/Operations Assistant within our Finance and Administration department.

Job description

As an integral member of the EPI’s Finance and Administration Department, the Receptionist/Operations Assistant will provide assistance to visitors, callers, and EPI staff, direct inquiries appropriately, and manage mail, deliveries and office access. The position also provides administrative support to the Director of Finance and Administration and the other members of the department and other staff.


Education: Minimum of Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Knowledge: Telephone etiquette; use/troubleshoot office equipment; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and the internet required; experience with payables and bookkeeping/accounting preferred.

Work Experience: minimum of 2 years of experience in general office operations, administration required and basic knowledge of accounting preferred.

Skills: Excellent organizational and communications skills and attention to detail and surroundings.

Capabilities: Ability to keep track of several tasks simultaneously; to work independently; and to deal with a variety of people tactfully and diplomatically.

Conditions: Must be punctual and reliable. Hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays. Due to the high visibility of the reception desk, a professional demeanor is required.

How to apply

The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy. The Research and Policy department conducts research on labor markets, education, health care, international trade, race and ethnicity, and fiscal policy. More information can be found online at The Economic Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

To apply, send cover letter and resume via email to Please use Admin Job as your subject line in inquiries sent to the above email address. No phone calls, please.