Current Openings:


Health Care Reform Policy Director/Senior Fellow

Washington, D.C.

The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, is seeking a Director/Senior Fellow to advance its work in promoting universal, affordable, quality health care. Research may include a wide range of issues within that broader framework of health care reform. The Director/Senior Fellow works out of TCF’s Washington D.C. office.

Responsibilities include:

    • Outline and conduct a program of research, policy development, and collaboration with allies, and help develop and advance health care reform proposals beyond the ACA.
    • Publish reports and commentary on ways to improve the ACA, including the development of strategies for states to improve or expand ACA coverage.
    • Analyze and comment on various emerging health care reform proposals advanced by members of Congress, presidential candidates, and advocates.
    • Establish and maintain strong networks among health care advocates, policymakers, and colleagues at other think thanks to share information, collaborate on conferences and convenings, and build national support for universal health care.
    • Lift TCF’s profile and influence as the nation considers the next generation of health care reform proposals.
    • Publish and commission reports from other health care experts on specific research projects to advance TCF’s work, which could include topics such as health disparities, drug prices, delivery system reforms.
    • Lead the development of a strategy to grow TCF’s health care policy team, including cultivation of new funding sources and partnerships, with support from TCF.

Essential skills and qualifications include an advanced degree and:

    • At least 10 years of experience in health care policy, research, or public service/practice, and the ability to evaluate and recommend improvements of competing health care reform proposals.
    • Existing working relationships with health care peer organizations, advocates, and policymakers, that would help advance health care reform.
    • Demonstrated ability to produce rigorous, peer-reviewed research, as well as policy papers, issue briefs, and commentary appropriate for policymakers and public audiences.
    • A broad understanding of public policy issues, including skill in assessing and improving research projects from conception through publication.
    • Political acuity and the ability to craft research and policy recommendations to maximize effectiveness in light of political constraints and opportunities.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills, including for expert and popular audiences alike.
    • A relentless passion for policy change, public service, and driving health care reform.
    • Willingness to work with TCF development director to cultivate, develop and pitch proposals to prospective funders.

About TCF:

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

TCF focuses particularly on four basic challenges facing the United States: persistent economic inequality combined with the shift to American households of financial risks previously borne by employers and government; the challenges facing the education and health care systems; and restoring America’s international credibility as an effective and cooperative leader in responding to global security and economic dangers.

TCF is based in New York, with an office in Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the abiding belief in the power of ideas.

Apply:

Please submit résumé 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.


Education Policy Associate/Senior Policy Associate

Washington, D.C.

The Century Foundation (TCF), a progressive, non-partisan think tank, seeks a policy associate/senior policy associate in the Washington, D.C. office to work closely with the K–12 education team, including education fellows Richard D. Kahlenberg, Halley Potter, and Conor Williams.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching education policy topics identified by TCF education fellows and preparing background memos.
  • Attending think tank and congressional forums and preparing memos summarizing key insights.
  • Writing short essays and other content for TCF’s website.
  • Participating in the planning and execution of TCF education projects, including publications and events.
  • Assisting with communications and outreach, including identifying stakeholders and promoting TCF’s work on social media.
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for the education team and TCF events held in D.C.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and/or work experience.
  • Exceptional research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Background in education policy. 1–2 years of previous related experience in public policy and/or education preferred.
  • A commitment to looking at education issues through an intersectional lens, recognizing the importance of elevating the experiences of low-income students, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, English learners, and students of color.
  • Experience working on or studying some of TCF’s key K–12 education policy areas (especially advancing socioeconomic and racial school integration and addressing housing segregation) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Apps (Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.).
  • A commitment to progressive values and interest in TCF’s education research agenda.

About TCF:

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

TCF focuses particularly on four basic challenges facing the United States: persistent economic inequality combined with the shift to American households of financial risks previously borne by employers and government; the challenges facing the education and health care systems; and restoring America’s international credibility as an effective and cooperative leader in responding to global security and economic dangers.

TCF is based in New York, with an office in Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the abiding belief in the power of ideas.

Apply:

This is a full-time position in our Washington, D.C. office. This role may be structured as a policy associate or senior policy associate, depending on the qualifications of the person hired.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package to all our selected candidates. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample of no more than five pages to [email protected] with “[Your Name] Education Policy Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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 inquiries by third-party vendors or 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.


Events Associate

New York, NY

The Century Foundation (TCF), a progressive public policy think tank, is seeking a creative and detail-oriented events associate to lead TCF’s events and public programming.

Reporting to the director of production, the events associate will manage the annual events calendar, support policy teams to leverage events to maximize policy impact, partner with the development team to incorporate cultivation into all events, and be our go-to event planner and day-of deliverer, including for our 100th anniversary celebration in October 2019.

You’ll get to work on events across issue areas from education, to health care, to labor, to foreign affairs, and get to partner with organizations from universities to advocacy groups, and everything in-between. You’ll also support our new pop-up think tank—Next100—with their major events.

If you get excited over creative possibilities for public programming and have a love of spreadsheets and organizational tools, this job is for you.

Duties:

Events Coordination (Approximately 80% of role)

  • Coordinate with internal and external contacts to organize and produce TCF events, including conferences, policy debates, lecture series, salon dinners, and stakeholder convenings
  • Develop and run budgets
  • Liaise with third-party vendors (venue, catering, A/V, etc.)
  • Draft, design, and distribute event invitations, reminders, and follow-ups
  • Utilize event management systems such as Eventbrite and Ustream
  • Design event materials such as programs, handouts, and Powerpoints
  • Run day-of logistics
  • Track and analyze event data to develop new and innovative event ideas

General Communications Support (Approximately 20% of role)

  • Provide support to the communications team on social media, press outreach, and digital campaigns as needed
  • Help maintain the communications team’s editorial and production calendars
  • Provide support to the production and communications team as needed

Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years experience in event management
  • Demonstrated ability to run an event from conception, through day-of production management, to thank yous and financial reconciliation
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic HTML skills required, with additional WordPress, web development, and coding knowledge a plus
  • Familiarity with project management tools, such as Asana a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, and familiarity with video and audio editing tools a plus
  • A passion for TCF’s work and mission

About TCF

The Century Foundation is a progressive public policy think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, the TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, nonpartisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

TCF is based in New York, with a satellite office in Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the TCF’s abiding belief in the power of ideas.

Apply Now

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to [email protected], with your name and “Events Associate” in the subject line. This position will be advertised until the role is filled.

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, people of color, and people with disabilities.