Current Job Openings

Health Care Policy Fellow

The Century Foundation (TCF), is a progressive, independent think tank, seeking a fellow to join the health care team, providing research and organizing support for TCF’s work on maternal health and related issues of health coverage, health disparities, and reproductive rights and justice.

TCF’s Health Care Program provides analysis and recommendations about how to improve health care in the United States. Our work investigates ways to expand access to health care for all Americans, make health care more affordable and efficient, and close health care gaps for women and people of color.

The fellow will engage in research and communications to support stronger policies and programs to address racial disparities in maternal health. This position is based out of TCF’s Washington, D.C. office.


  • Researching health care policy and maternal health topics identified by TCF health care fellows and preparing background memos.
  • Assisting with outreach to allied organizations and to federal oversight agencies and policy makers.
  • Assisting in organizing events and meetings.
  • Occasionally writing commentaries, reports, and social media content.
  • Assisting with convening maternal health collaborative of Black women policy leaders.
  • Participating in selected coalitions focused on health care, reproductive rights/justice, maternal health, and related issues.
  • Assisting with scheduling and administrative support as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, or demonstrated equivalent experience.\
  • Exceptional research and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in state, federal, and local governmental policy-making processes.
  • A commitment to progressive values and interest in TCF’s health care research agenda.


  • Background (experience or master’s degree) in political science, public health, public policy, and/or women’s/gender studies.
  • Three or more years of experience in a public policy or research position.
  • Previous experience working on maternal health and reproductive health, rights, and justice issues.

This is a full-time position, funded by project grant support. Competitive salary and generous benefits package.


To apply, please send a cover letter, one or two writing samples (preferably published works or policy analysis) to [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret we are unable to confirm the receipt of your materials or the status of your application. No phone calls or third-party inquiries, please.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, non-gender conforming individuals, people of color, and people with disabilities.

2021 Summer Scholars Program


The Century Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Scholars Program. You must apply by February 15, 2021 to be considered. We review applications on a rolling basis, but make no decisions until after all applications have been reviewed. Please visit to apply.

Grants Manager

The Century Foundation (TCF)—a think tank promoting progressive ideas and innovative practical solutions that advance opportunity, equality, and security—seeks a proven, successful, hands-on Grants Manager who will assist the development team with our institutional giving efforts during this period of exciting growth. TCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded by revenue from our endowment, grants, and contributions from foundations, individuals, and other partners. TCF is celebrating our centennial in 2019 with initiatives and events that will position us for our next 100 years.

Job Overview

Located in our New York City office, the Grants Manager is responsible for working with TCF’s development team on our overall institutional giving for TCF. Primarily reporting to TCF’s Director of Development, the Grants Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of the organization’s grants management/reporting activities and will work closely with the Director of Development, finance team, administrative team, editorial, and TCF Fellows to implement key aspects of grant application and management, grant reporting data and files, and research on funders, along with coordination of the participatory grant seeking process. Specifically, the Grants Manager will work under the Director of Development to facilitate efficient grant management processes, maintain accurate funder–partner files. They will bring energy, vision, and creativity to further TCF’s record of innovation and achievement.


  • Assist the Director of Development with all grant management activities, including, reviewing and writing proposals, keeping all grant documents organized and filed in both TCF’s project management system (Asana), DonorPerfect, and development folders
  • Manage a comprehensive calendar of past, current, and upcoming proposals and reports
  • Assist with grant proposal submissions; conduct prospect research to identify new funding opportunities for the organization
  • Keep a track of all active grants on the grants calendar and development calendar and maintain a portfolio of over eighty prospects with the Director of Development
  • Implement grant-seeking work plans to ensure policy teams are on track to meet deadlines
  • Complete due diligence review of grant applications, identifying compliance issues for the team
  • Work with the finance team to reconcile all funds received on a monthly basis, or as a grant is received, with the paperwork scanned and filed
  • Implement a grant expense authorization process, in coordination with the finance team to ensure timely grant expenditures
  • Provide Director of Development with regular progress reports and updates on grants, including prospective grants
  • Organizing all grant agreements in project management system (Asana) and our shared files and in the donor base
  • Working with Director of Development on the financial and budget related questions, as per grant agreements
  • Research, prepare, and maintain a prospecting portfolio, with eligibility requirements and priority level
  • Coordinate with development team and finance team on the preparation and review of financial reports, and revisions of approved grant budgets as necessary
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for grant fundraising targets and current status for submissions to Director of Development
  • Assist with organizing meetings and distributing agendas and related materials
  • Other duties, as required


  • BA or equivalent required; 2–3 years of work experience in grant writing and management
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written, organizational and communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail, and a quick learner
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite is a must; experience with a project management system is a plus
  • Ability to think and work quickly and efficiently, and communicate effectively with teams
  • Solid ethics and an ability to use discretion with sensitive material
  • Willingness to be flexible and open-minded, and be a highly engaged team player
  • A sense of humor, balanced with a sincere interest in the mission

About TCF:

Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, TCF is a think tank that pursues our mission by conducting timely, nonpartisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

TCF is at the forefront of positive change in some of the most critical areas of domestic and foreign policy including pursuing fairness and opportunity in education; protecting workers and further strengthening the social safety net; encouraging democracy and ensuring personal rights in the tech age; and promoting stability and prosperity abroad.

Based in New York, with an office in Washington, D.C., our fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, and share an abiding commitment to the power of ideas.


Please submit a cover letter, résumé and three writing samples to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No inquiries by third-party vendors and no phone calls please.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.