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Policy and Economic Analyst – Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) at EPI

About the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN): EARN is a nationwide network of state-based research, policy, and advocacy organizations advancing an inclusive, worker-centered economy through state and local policy change and rigorous research. We are the progressive economic policy and research infrastructure in the states, conducting research, providing data analysis, and developing and advocating policies that confront the fundamental imbalances in the workplace in order to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy. A core part of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), EARN is a growing network of 55 organizations in 43 states and the District of Columbia. The EARN network is coordinated by staff at the Economic Policy Institute and EARN partners.

EARN in the South (EIS), launched in 2017, is an initiative of EARN that seeks to achieve lasting improvements in economic outcomes for working people in the South, while combating racial and gender injustice and reducing inequality. The initiative aims to advance pro-worker economic and racial justice policies throughout the region, through deep cross-state collaboration between EARN members and grassroots organizing and advocacy groups led by, and representing, people of color. EARN currently has partner organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

EPI seeks an experienced, skilled, and self-starting individual to join our EARN team as a Policy and Economic Analyst to advance EARN’s programs and policy campaigns within our EARN in the South project. This person will conduct research and write reports, blog posts, and other analyses; analyze state, local, regional, and national economic data; and provide research and policy guidance, customized data products, trainings, and technical assistance to EARN state partners and their grassroots allies throughout the U.S. South.

We are seeking someone with five (5) or more years’ experience writing, researching, and using data to analyze public policy and the economy – particularly around economic, worker, racial, and gender justice issues. Experience working in the South and an understanding of how the region’s history of racial oppression and white supremacy continue to influence the political economy of the region is highly desired.

This position will be based either at EPI’s office in Washington, DC, or in the South U.S Census region – with the analyst working from home or at the offices of one of our EARN in the South partners. There will be occasional travel within the region (public health conditions permitting) and to EPI’s offices in Washington, DC. EPI staff are currently working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic and will resume in-person work when it is safe to do so.

This is a grant-funded, 3-year position, with the possibility of extension contingent on funding.

What You Will Do

  • Conduct research and analysis in support of EARN in the South projects and campaigns: 
    • Produce reports, fact sheets, op-eds, blog posts, resource packets, and other documents on a wide range of economic issues and policies, but with particular focus on the challenges facing Southern workers—particularly Black, Brown, and women workers—and policy solutions that raise labor standards and build worker power. Other areas of focus could include issues such as minimum wages, paid leave, and other policies to improve job quality; gender- and racial-pay inequities; mass incarceration; equitable economic development; public sector investment; and climate justice.
    • Collect and analyze data to describe the impact of public policies on working families and the economy. 
    • Develop and maintain state- and regional-level data packages and tools for EARN state groups and grassroots allies. 
    • Produce memos, charts, and other materials analyzing the regional economy to support labor and community representatives on regional Federal Reserve Bank boards of directors. 
  • Support EARN state partners in their research and policy work: 
    • Respond to technical assistance requests from EARN groups and allies, particularly on research, economic policy, and data-related questions. 
    • Produce custom statistics and data sets for EARN members to use in their analyses and advocacy. 
    • Review and contribute to EARN member reports and products. 
    • In collaboration with other EARN staff, develop training opportunities for EARN in the South members and grassroots allies, including webinars and, when possible, in-person training sessions. 
  • Develop fluency on key EARN / EPI issue areas, monitoring relevant research and emerging trends in federal, state, and local policymaking. 
  • Engage in public debates, policy advocacy, and public education through conference presentations, briefings, expert testimony, and responding to media inquiries. 
  • Write, edit, and contribute to other EPI reports, issue briefs, fact sheets, snapshots, blog posts, and interactive online content.  
  • Assist in the management of EARN’s online resources, including the EARN website and EARN in the South listserv. 
  • Assist in planning and staffing EARNCon, EARN’s annual conference for state partners and allies, as well as periodic EARN in the South regional convenings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are

Ideally, you have at least five (5) years of relevant experience. We do not expect that every candidate will have this full range of qualifications, but the following qualities and experience are highly desirable:

  • Experience with, and demonstrated commitment to, economic justice and racial and gender equity – such as in a policy research organization, labor union, advocacy organization, or public agency.
  • Experience working in the U.S. South and familiarity with the region’s history, cultural characteristics, and political landscape.
  • A strong statistics competency and understanding of econometric techniques, such as those that would be gained through a masters or professional degree in economics, public policy, or a related field.
  • Training and experience with analysis of microdata, including using statistical software such as Stata or R.
  • Experience with policy research and advocacy; ability to read and analyze policy language; familiarity with the state-level policy and legislative process is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to create materials for a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to represent the organization at meetings and events, as well as with the media and in testimony before state and local government bodies.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, but also able to collaborate and work as part of a team and with diverse partners.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion.
  • Facility with the Microsoft Office Suite, with expertise in Excel. Knowledge of WordPress, Highcharts, and/or GIS a bonus.
  • Willingness to handle occasional long hours and travel.

Salary and Benefits

  • EPI is a unionized workplace with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). This position is in the bargaining unit and reports to the EARN Research Director/Deputy Director of EARN.
  • The salary for the Analyst position ranges from $70,000 to $84,000, dependent on experience, plus benefits. Applicants with seven (7) or more years’ experience may be considered for a Senior Analyst position, with a salary ranging from $85,000 to $100,000 dependent on experience, plus benefits.
  • EPI offers an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off, as well as retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance.

About EPI

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies and centers the policy debates on the economic interests of workers in the United States. EPI is a key institution in the movement for economic justice in the United States and is widely recognized as a source of authoritative analysis on economic trends, with a particular focus on economic inequality.

EPI believes that having a diverse and inclusive workplace not only strengthens the institute’s work but is also essential for understanding and creating economic policies that support all working people. EPI is an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior history of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, caregiver status, or other categories protected by law.

To Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter highlighting their relevant experience and explaining their interest in working at the Economic Policy Institute, resume, and writing sample to earn-jobs@epi.org with “EIS Policy and Economic Analyst” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Deputy Communications Director – Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is seeking a Deputy Communications Director, who is enthusiastic, independent and collegial and who will be responsible for helping oversee critical work of the department and bolstering EPI’s outreach and engagement with key audiences, editing content, boosting the number of active email subscribers, and helping to manage staff and the communication’s department’s budget. 

This position is based in Washington, D.C. EPI staff are currently working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What You Will Do 

Staff and budget management support

  • In coordination with the communications director, manage day-to-day management of all digital audience-building activity for the following teams: email program, media and social media outreach, and events.
  • In coordination with the communications director, coordinate staff reviews of teams cited above, manage time-off requests, and ensure payroll management system, presently ADP, is up to date.
  • Manage communications department’s expenses reporting, working with finance to ensure all outlays are accounted for.

Oversee EPI’s email program

  • Oversee, develop, and revamp EPI’s email program, including EPI’s newsletter and action and fundraising emails, to expand the list and create more engaged and active email subscribers. 
  • Mentor staff on writing text and shaping the messaging and look and feel of emails.
  • Track email engagement, including creating weekly and monthly reports, to help guide email marketing efforts.
  • Work with email team to build and clean up subscriber lists.
  • Work with email team to create email and social media campaigns to grow EPI’s subscriber lists.
  • Ensure email messaging is conveyed clearly and in line with EPI’s goals and mission.
  • Support efforts to migrate EPI’s email program from existing email platform to more impactful and effective options for EPI’s needs.

Provide editing support

  • When needed, substantively edit, copyedit, and/or proofread data-intensive content to ensure clarity, logical structure, factual accuracy, and adherence to Associated Press and Chicago styles. This includes editing tables and graphs to be easily comprehensible by non-experts, reviewing edits with authors and research assistants, and proposing titles.
  • Set editing plan for each assigned manuscript (light or heavy edit, fact check or no fact check) in consultation with the publications director, communications director, and author. Keep team members informed of progress.
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  • Edit short weekly email newsletter and write and/or edit occasional marketing materials, fact sheets, infographics, online features, blog posts, promotional copy for organizational brochures, and emails to EPI’s subscribers.
  • Collaborate with publications director and other communications team members to brainstorm how to address process challenges.

Who You Are 
We do not expect that every candidate will have this full range of experience, but the following qualities and experience are highly desirable: 

Required 

  • At least three (3) or five (5) years of successful management experience. 
  • Experience with building and overseeing successful email programs, including boosting email subscriber lists and building engagement. 
  • Experiencetracking analytics for email programs, social and website traffic, and using key performance indicators to drive engagement. 
  • Experience editing, copy editing and proofreading reports and other content for clarity and factual correctness, preferably complex, data-heavy content.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 

Preferred 

  • Experience taking in-depth research and helping to make it accessible to the widest audience possible, either via editing, or creating collateral to explain it with products such as videos, graphics, etc.
  • Experience working for a nonprofit or think tank, preferably focused on policy change and/or advocacy (Hill and labor campaign experience a plus).
  • Experience with WordPress and Monday.com, or other project management systems.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills: ability to decompose complex problems, prioritize issues, and implement sensible solutions. 
  • Passionate about quality, performance, reliability, and scalability.
  • Understand and support the Economic Policy Institute’s mission to use the tools of economics to defend and promote the interests of workers in economic policy debates.

Education: B.A./B.S. or equivalent professional experience 

Experience: 3–5 years of successful supervisory experience 

Management: Strategic planning, goal setting, mentoring, and celebrating successes 

Salary and Benefits 

EPI is a unionized workplace with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). This position is not in the bargaining unit and reports to the Communications Director. 

The salary for this position ranges from $95,000 to $125,000, dependent on experience. 

EPI offers an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off, as well as retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance. 

About EPI 

EPI is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies. Our mission is centering the policy debate on the economic interests of workers. EPI is a key institution in the movement for economic justice in the United States and is widely recognized as a source of authoritative analysis on economic trends, with a particular focus on economic and racial inequality. 

EPI believes that having a diverse and inclusive workplace not only strengthens the institute’s work but is also essential for understanding and creating economic policies that support all working people. EPI is an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior history of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, caregiver status, or other categories protected by law.

To Apply 

Candidates should send a cover letter highlighting their relevant experience and explaining their interest in working at EPI, resume, editing sample, and writing sample to communications-jobs@epi.org with “Deputy communications director” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.  

 


Grant Accountant – Economic Policy Institute

Who We Are:

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies.  Our mission is centering the policy debate on the economic interest of workers.  EPI is a key institution in the movement for economic justice in the Unites States and is widely recognized as a source of authoritative analysis on economic trends, with a particular focus on economic inequality.

EPI believes that having a diverse and inclusive workplace not only strengthens the institute’s work but is also essential for understanding and creating economic policies that support all working people.  EPI is an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse inclusive workforce.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior history of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, caregiver status, or other categories protected by law.

EPI is seeking a Grant Accountant who will be responsible for managing foundation grants, processing payroll and accounts payable transactions.

This position is based in Washington, DC.  EPI staff are currently working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.  We will resume in-person work at EPI’s office in Washington when it is safe to do so.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop budgets for grant proposals in close collaboration with program staff
  • Create financial reports for grants using the appropriate templates for each foundation or funder
  • Regularly monitor and update staffing matrix showing percentage of staff time committed to each grant in compliance with funder restrictions
  • Monitor sub-awards to EARN partners and other grassroots organizations. EARN is a nationwide network of nearly 60 state and local policy research and advocacy organizations which is coordinated by staff at EPI
  • Ensure documents are signed for all new grants
  • Ensure communications procedures are in place
  • Ensure staff allocations are updated in the payroll system
  • Process bi-weekly payroll in the ADP system
  • Prepare and upload payroll journal entries to SAGE Intacct
  • Process accounts payable (AP) in Bill.com
  • Reconcile bank information in SAGE Intacct
  • Reconcile monthly credit card transactions
  • Work with the Director of Finance and Administration on preparing audit schedules

Who You Are:

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Five (5) years’ experience as an Accountant, two (2) years of which should be in managing grants
  • Accounts Payable software experience primarily with Bill.com is preferred
  • Excellent financial management and accounting skills including developing and managing budgets

Desired Qualifications:

  • Accounting software experience primarily with SAGE Intacct is preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong problems-solving skills
  • Ability to strategize and analyze financial and budgeting issues
  • Experience processing payroll in ADP Workforce Now
  • Experience using Excel including Pivot tables
  • Ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Salary And Benefits:

EPI is a unionized workplace with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).  This position is in the bargaining unit and reports to the Director of Finance and Administration.

The salary for this position is between $75,000 and $85,000 commensurate with experience.

EPI offers an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off, as well as retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, short-and-long term disability, and life insurance.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@epi.org in the subject line, please include “Grant Accountant”. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date for this position will be: Tuesday, November 30, 2021.


Research Assistant

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has an immediate opening for a research assistant. The research assistant (RA) position supports the research and writing of economists and policy analysts at EPI. The RA will work on a variety of issue areas, most notably macroeconomic and labor market analysis (including wages, employment, and disparities based on race, ethnicity and gender), and the federal budget and taxes. The RA must be highly organized and detail-oriented and have the ability to gather, understand, analyze, and present a wide variety of economic data. The RA must be able to communicate findings through tables, figures, and literature reviews and needs to meticulously document how their work is produced. The RA will also help the research department coordinate the work of external researchers working on EPI projects and publications. The ideal candidate is passionate about progressive economic policies, is eager to undertake rigorous quantitative research, and is organized and collaborative.

The RA job at EPI is a substantive position, with most of the RA’s time spent engaged in quantitative and qualitative research and writing, with only sporadic administrative tasks required. This position also offers excellent opportunities for on-the-job training, including extensive training to use Stata and WordPress, and support to learn R and version control and collaboration tools like Git/Github. Past EPI RAs have gone on to complete advanced degrees in social science, law, and other public policy fields. Former RAs are employed in tenured or tenure-track jobs in academia, at institutions such as the Federal Reserve or the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and in other DC or state-based think tanks. There is no other entry-level policy job in DC that offers work as substantive or training that is deeper and more relevant for those wanting to begin a career in economic policy.

What You Will Do

  • Collect, organize, and analyze data from published sources and from the Internet 
  • Acquire extensive knowledge of official data sources (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census, Department of Commerce, Moody’s, Compustat, etc.)
  • Utilize statistical packages like Stata or R in the economic analysis of times series and cross-sectional data sets;
  • Prepare data visualizations, including charts, graphs, and presentation materials
  • Use WordPress functions and options to generate web content and maintain existing online data repositories
  • Prepare background research and memoranda
  • Conduct literature reviews and summarize relevant background material
  • Participate in the design and execution of research projects, including the description of data sources, data sets, and research results:
  • Respond to media and partner organization requests in coordination with the communications department, including interfacing with journalists, partners, and the offices of policymakers;

Who You Are

We do not expect that every candidate will have this full range of experience, but the following qualities and experience are highly desirable:

Required skills include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in math, economics, or related social science (sociology, political science, or public policy, for example);
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Strong organizational, communication, and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to manage up and across the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and meet short- and long-term deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word

 Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience with statistical software packages such as Stata or R
  • Experience with data visualization and/or publishing software packages such as WordPress
  • Previous experience as an intern or research assistant at a research institute or think tank 

Salary and Benefits

  • EPI is a unionized workplace. This position is in the bargaining unit and reports to the Director of Research
  • The salary for this position ranges from $50,000 to $54,600, depending on relevant experience The RA position at EPI has a salary ladder that guarantees annual wage increases more than cost-of-living
  • In addition to significant on-the-job training, EPI RAs are also eligible for tuition benefits for external coursework or training
  • EPI offers an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off, as well as retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance

About EPI

EPI is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies on typical families in the United States. We see our mission as using the tools of economic analysis to boost living standards for low and middle-income households. EPI is a key institution in the movement for economic justice in the United States and is widely recognized as a source of authoritative analysis on economic trends, with a particular focus on all facets of inequality. With our Programs on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) and our state-based network of think tanks (the Economic Analysis and Research Network, or EARN), we are deepening our expertise and policy reach into areas of racial justice and state-based policy efforts.

EPI believes that having a diverse and inclusive workplace not only strengthens the institute’s work but is essential for understanding and creating economic policies that support all working people. EPI is committed to hiring applicants of all backgrounds and identities, and encourages women, people of color, and persons from other historically underrepresented groups to apply.

How To Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to RA_position@epi.org. No phone calls please. The cover letter should state when the applicant will be available to start work. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. 



Deputy Director of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) — Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, and collegial individual to serve as Deputy Director of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) team at EPI. In collaboration with the Director of EARN, the Deputy Director will design and implement strategies to advance state- and local-level policy reforms that improve economic outcomes for working people and promote racial and gender equity. They will help lead EARN’s 12-person team – directly supervising the four programmatic staff; developing and overseeing programs and initiatives; establishing goals and priorities for the team; guiding EPI engagement with network members and allies; and strategically directing resources on issue campaigns, research projects, and capacity-building activities. They will identify the best ways for EPI’s staff to support EARN’s network of state and local research and advocacy groups so that they can achieve meaningful worker, racial, and gender justice policy wins.

About the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN): EARN is a nationwide network of state-based research, policy, and advocacy organizations advancing an inclusive, worker-centered economy through state and local policy change and rigorous research. We are the progressive economic policy infrastructure in the states, conducting research, providing data analysis, and developing and advocating for policies that confront the fundamental imbalances in the workplace in order to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy. A core part of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), EARN is a growing network of 56 organizations in 43 states and the District of Columbia. EARN is coordinated by staff at the Economic Policy Institute and EARN partners. 

This position will be based at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. However, candidates wishing to work remotely will be considered, with the understanding that periodic travel to EPI’s offices will be required. EPI staff are currently working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will resume in-person work at EPI’s office in Washington when it is safe to do so.

What You Will Do

Help craft and implement plans to achieve tangible state and local policy wins

  • Assist the EARN Director in establishing the vision, goals, priorities, research agenda, issue campaigns, and capacity-building programs for the network. Aid in developing and executing a strategic plan to strengthen EARN members’ impact in state and local policymaking.
  • Help to organize EARN member groups, grassroots partners, and other allies around cross-state issue campaigns, working groups, and projects.
  • Identify strategies and opportunities to leverage EPI and EARN member resources to achieve pro-worker, anti-racist, and equity-enhancing state and local policy wins. Develop and implement systems to monitor state and local policy developments and EARN members’ engagement on those issues.

 

Provide leadership and guidance to the EARN team’s project staff

  • Directly supervise the four programmatic staff of EARN, providing oversight and strategic guidance to staff coordinating EARN’s regional projects (EARN in the South and EARN in the Midwest), issue-based projects (Worker Power), and learning community activities (webinars and the annual EARN conference.) Help ensure that the team works cohesively and effectively to meet its institutional goals and grant requirements.
  • Help to design and facilitate constructive meetings, convenings, and retreats for EARN staff and our network members.
  • Draft and review materials (fact sheets, memoranda, reports, op-eds, blog posts, issue resource packets) for publication and/or distribution among EARN’s members.

 

Help to grow EARN’s reach and elevate its presence in policy circles

  • In collaboration with the EARN Director, build and maintain strong relationships with allied organizations, issue coalitions, EARN member organizations, and funders. Represent EARN/EPI in outreach activities to EARN partners, policymakers, funders, and state and national partner organizations, including grassroots networks and labor unions.
  • Provide feedback and assistance on funding proposals, grant reports, and donor engagement.

 

Who You Are

Ideally, you have at least nine years of relevant experience, with at least 4 years of management experience. We do not expect that every candidate will have this full range of qualifications, but the following qualities and experience are highly desirable:

A commitment to EPI/EARN’s issues

  • Experience with and demonstrated commitment to economic justice, building power with workers and collective bargaining, and racial and gender equity.
  • Familiarity with a diverse set of economic, gender, and racial justice policy issues and the political debates in which they are embedded.
  • Experience working in a state or local policy research organization, a labor union, or an advocacy organization focused on economic justice, workers’ rights, or gender and racial justice.

 

Organizing and policy campaign experience

  • A campaigner’s or organizer’s mindset and experience building and/or supporting coalitions.
  • Experience with state- or local-level policy campaigns. Knowledge of state or local policy processes and an understanding of how legislative and/or administrative action on economic issues is initiated, supported, and advanced in the state or local context.

 

Effective and inclusive leadership skills

  • Experience managing staff; leading with inclusive practices to develop, support, and leverage talent in an effective team.
  • Strong, demonstrated project management skills, the ability to manage several projects at once, and the flexibility to adapt to a changing landscape.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, but also able to collaborate and work as part of a team and with diverse partners.

 

Ability to get things done

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to frame a discussion and craft arguments within a political/policy context and effectively communicate complex issues to lay audiences.
  • Ability to effectively represent the organization in meetings and events.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion
  • Comfort using the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willingness and ability to handle occasional long hours and travel.

 

Salary and Benefits

  • The salary for the Deputy Director position ranges from $105,000 to $120,000, dependent on experience, plus benefits.
  • EPI offers an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off, as well as retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance.
  • EPI is a unionized workplace with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) and staff reporting to the Deputy Director will be members of the NPEU bargaining unit. This position is not in the bargaining unit. The Deputy Director reports to the Director of EARN.

 

About EPI

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies, centering the economic interests of workers in the United States. EPI is a key institution in the movement for economic justice in the United States and is widely recognized as a source of authoritative analysis on economic trends, with a particular focus on economic inequality.

EPI believes that having a diverse and inclusive workplace not only strengthens the institute’s work but is also essential for understanding and creating economic policies that support all working people. EPI is an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior history of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, caregiver status, or other categories protected by law.

To Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter highlighting their relevant experience and explaining their interest in working at the Economic Policy Institute, resume, and writing sample to earn-jobs@epi.org with “Deputy Director of EARN” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.