Jobs and Internships

Learn more about the jobs and opportunities available at the Economic Opportunity Institute below.

Executive Director

Are you an experienced leader, passionate about building a just and caring economy?

The Economic Opportunity Institute is seeking its next Executive Director – an enthusiastic and experienced leader and motivator, passionate about building a just, equitable, and caring economy. If you have a record of success and are ready to build on a tradition of leadership and collaboration, this may be your opportunity.

Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their lived and learned experience, professional background, volunteer experience, and direct and transferable skills.

Click here to view the full job posting and application instructions. The position will be open until filled. Candidate materials are reviewed on an on-going basis. Initial interviews begin February 2021.

Senior Policy Associate, Tax and Revenue

Open until filled | Application review begins March 29th, 2021 

Position Summary 

Join a dedicated team of people researching and advocating for educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all in Washington! This Senior Policy Associate position will lead EOI’s public policy work in progressive revenue, and contribute to EOI’s research and advocacy work on other economic policy issues.  Requires strong skills in economic analysis, revenue policy, quantitative and qualitative research, writing, communication, collegiality, and collaboration. Reports to Policy Director. 

Position is fully remote at presentIf/when public health developments make office-based work feasible, this will be a primarily inoffice position located in downtown Seattle, with occasional travel and  some  schedule flexibility required. 

About EOI 

The Economic Opportunity Institute’s mission is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. We employ high quality research, careful policy analysis and development, and strategic advocacy and public communications to develop pragmatic and innovative policy solutions that build long-term economic security for working families, primarily in Washington State. 

Our Commitment to Racial Equity

EOI is committed to racial equity. We recognize that we cannot be successful in building a just economy for all without directly addressing institutional and structural racism, which create devastating economic, educational, and health disparities. We seek to apply a racial equity lens to our public policy research, communications, and advocacy work. We strive to include the voices of communities most impacted by racism.  

EOI also strives to dismantle institutional racism in our internal governance polices, hiring practices, and workplace culture. We are committed to nurturing an equitable and diverse work environment where all employees feel safe, included, valued, and supported. We will practice our anti-racist values within EOI and continue to learn, reflect, and act with courage, openness, and humility. 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Conduct research and analysis on the adequacy, sustainability, and progressivity/regressivity of Washington’s overall tax structure, specific taxes, and proposed changes – including statistical and economic research. Write policy briefs, fact sheets, blog posts and other materials that communicate findings and conclusions. 
  • Develop and advance policy proposals for progressive revenue in Washington State, in collaboration with stakeholders, community organizations, and policymakers. 
  • Participate in and initiate strategic discussions among progressive revenue stakeholders to enact both incremental and systemic revenue reform, and represent EOI at progressive revenue tables.   
  • Collaborate with policy staff in analyzing and communicating the need for robust public investments, and in researching and developing economic policies to promote economic security, racial and gender equity, and access to opportunity in Washington State. 
  • Work with communications staff to develop and implement public outreach, education, and media strategies that support EOI’s tax policy proposals.  
  • Participate in national conversations and networks across states to share, learn from, and advance progressive policies. 
  • Contribute to EOI’s sustainability and growth by participating in racial equity work, staff meetings, and other activities; and by working with EOI development staff on grants and other funding to support progressive revenue work.  
  • Supervise policy interns, and, as needed, policy staff. 
Keys to Success 

Values 

  • A deep commitment to progressive public policy issues and enthusiasm for EOI’s mission, policy goals, and organizational values. 
  • A commitment to racial equity and the ability to establish and/or deepen a racial justice approach to organizational and/or campaign communications. 

Characteristics 

  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersections between economic class, racial inequities, and gender-based inequities. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and to see projects through in a timely manner. 
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity. 
  • Ability to take initiative, suggest improvements, and approach work with a team-oriented attitude. 
  • Strong commitment to practicing self-reflection and using a growth mind-set. 
  • Enthusiasm for contributing to EOI’s vibrant and supportive work culture (see “work environment, schedule, and culture” section below). 

Skills and Qualifications  

  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills; effective written and oral communication, including public presentations, testimony, etc. Previous experience with state legislative process a plus. 
  • Significant experience in policy development, research, or academic studies in public policy, economics, tax policy or related/similar field. College or advanced degree is a plus, but not required. 
  • Expertise in quantitative research. 
  • Internet and computer fluencyproficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and remote collaboration software such as Zoom and Teams. Tableau or data visualization experience a plus. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multi-cultural and multi-racial populations. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours and do some traveling. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills. 
  • Ability to simultaneously carry out multiple projects and effectively prioritize work. 
  • Experience in staff supervising. 
Work environment, schedule, and culture 
  • This job will work remotely until related state and/or county public health guidelines permit in-office work. 
  • Work week is Monday through Friday during traditional business hours. This is a 40 hour/week position, but occasional longer hours may be required, including evening and weekend work. Some flexibility in work schedule is negotiable. 
  • EOI strives to create and maintain a work environment in which people are treated with dignity and respect. EOI does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.  
Compensation 

This is a full-time exempt and salaried position that includes a generous paid leave package, medical and dental benefits, and a retirement plan. The salary range for this position is $75,000-$90,000, depending on qualifications and experience.  

To Apply 

The position is open until filled. Application review begins March 29th, 2021. 

No phone calls, please. 

Submit your application in PDF or Word Document format as one file named with your first and last name (for example: Tamia_Jones.pdf), to include: 

  1. A resume (1-2 pages) and cover letter (1-2 pages) that specifies why you are interested in this position and how your experience, background, and skills would help you succeed. 
  2. Three professional references (with daytime email and phone numbers). References will not be contacted without prior approval of the job candidate. 

Applications should be addressed to Marilyn Watkins at info@opportunityinstitute.org with “Application for Senior Revenue Policy Associate” in the subject line.