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Policy Assistant for Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative - Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality - Georgetown University Law Center

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Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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Policy Assistant for Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative – Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality - Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative (ESOI) works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices to alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. Areas of research include tax and benefits, jobs and education, health and human service delivery, and democracy, all with a cross-cutting focus on racial and gender equity.

The Policy Assistant provides support to ESOI staff in duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Provides qualitative and quantitative research assistance and analysis for a range of issues relating to poverty and inequality
  • Performs document and figure drafting, editing, review, and formatting
  • Provides coordination and administrative support for convenings, events, meetings
  • Performs assistance with communications, development, operations, or other activities

Work Interactions

Reporting to a Senior Policy Analyst and working under project supervision of other Analysts and Directors, the Policy Analyst interacts with students and other faculty and staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Education or experience with policy analysis and research
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
  • Background in issues related to poverty, economic justice, social inclusion, racial equity, gender equity, and/or disability rights - including lived experience
  • A commitment to the Center’s mission
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to organize and manage competing priorities, tasks and deadlines
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm for learning

Work Mode: Hybrid (2 days On Campus, 3 days Telework). Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.