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Energized people working in a collegial environment can accomplish remarkable things. The FC2 stresses independence while promoting collaboration, and employees have the rare opportunity to engage with some of the region’s most influential leaders and professionals.

Career Opportunities

When available, career opportunities will be posted here.

  • Associate, Transportation and Infrastructure

    Reports to: Director of Transportation and Infrastructure

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    The Associate will support work related to all aspects of FC2’s transportation and infrastructure projects. These efforts include project selection, policy research, planning, financial analysis, and project execution. The incumbent will also serve as the main day-to-day contact on a portfolio of ongoing projects.
    The Associate is responsible for:

    1. Portfolio Management – Support the coordination of activities related to FC2’s transportation and infrastructure initiatives and projects
    2. Research and Policy Analysis – Support the preparation of briefing memoranda reports, presentations, policy and financial analysis and proposals
    3. Project Financial Analysis – Assist with the preparation and review of project-level due diligence, which includes the development of financial models and projections
    4. Member Engagement – Coordinate engagement with the FC2 Transportation Committee, FC2 members, and the Infrastructure DC Board of Directors; includes the preparation of reports and co-planning meetings and events
    5. Business Development – Identify potential projects and new business opportunities

    The incumbent will be expected to perform the following specific work tasks:

    1. Apply project management principles in support of the effective delivery of projects
    2. Work independently and with consultants to perform financial analysis and modeling to evaluate prospective project feasibility (economic, financial, and policy rationale)
    3. Articulate complex project and policy information to internal and external stakeholders for the purpose of informing, reporting, and marketing
    4. Assist with identifying and tracking potential projects
    5. Propose and execute strategies to advance projects
    6. Build and enhance relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    7. Contribute to writing and developing key work products including briefing memoranda, reports,presentations, and proposals
    8. Support the expansion/management of an existing program-aligned internship program
    9. Perform other programming related tasks as needed

    Qualifications:
    The incumbent must have a relevant university degree and 2-4 years of demonstrated project and policy experience. An understanding of urban issues in the DC region and/or of transportation and infrastructure policy and project management is preferred. Other qualifications include:

    • Outstanding critical thinking skills
    • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
    • Sound project management skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience dealing with contracts, grants, budgets, and schedules
    • Intellectual curiosity with a strong desire to develop professionally in the areas of infrastructure finance, urbanplanning, or transportation policy
    • Strong interest in contributing to the mission of the FC2
    • Motivated self-starter; able to take initiative and work as part of a team
    • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects

    Compensation:
    This position will be salaried, and the rate will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to mbrophy@federalcitycouncil.org with the subject “Associate, Transportation and Infrastructure” by November 13, 2019.

    Application Instructions

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to mbrophy@federalcitycouncil.org with the subject “Associate, Transportation and Infrastructure” by November 13, 2019.
    The Federal City Council is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified

  • Independent Fellow

    Work with the D.C. Policy Center as an Independent Fellow

    The D.C. Policy Center is looking for a self-motivated and well-organized research assistant to work in a fast-paced think tank focused on the District of Columbia. Our research areas include the economy, education, housing, transportation, business conditions, public safety and criminal justice, demographic change, poverty and economic mobility, and workforce development.

    This is an entry-level position primarily focused on research and data analysis, with additional communication and administrative support duties. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and writing skills, excellent attention to detail, and a deep interest in the economies of D.C. and the metropolitan region.

    Responsibilities

    Research and data support (70%)

    • Support staff by conducting background research on various topics, such as housing, business conditions, and education.
    • Create and format tables, charts, maps, and data visualizations.
    • Support data operations by pulling, cleaning, organizing, and analyzing data.
    • Assist in writing and editing articles, reports, press releases, and other publications for internal and external audiences.

    Communications and web support (20%)

    • Manage email newsletter and social media accounts.
    • Prepare articles and reports for publication on the D.C. Policy Center website.

    Administrative support (10%)

    • Assist with scheduling and event planning, and support meetings and events.
    • Additional administrative duties as necessary.

    Required

    Experience and skills

    • Clear and concise writing skills.
    • An interest in economic and social policy issues.
    • Education or experience in basic analytical research and statistical analysis.
    • Education or experience in mapping and data visualization (e.g., GIS, Tableau), and interest in expanding these skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and social media.
    • Some familiarity with statistical packages and/or programming languages (e.g., SAS, Stata, R, Python), including experience working with large-scale datasets, and a willingness to develop these skills.
    • Excellent time management skills, with an ability to take initiative, work independently, and meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.

    Preferred

    • Education or experience in economics, business, public policy, education, public health, statistics, demography, or related fields.
    • Analytical research skills and experience in econometrics and statistical analysis, especially experience working with large-scale datasets.
    • Experience analyzing and visualizing data with tools such as SAS, Stata, R, GIS, Tableau, and/or Python in an applied research setting.
    • Experience extracting and analyzing state-, city-, and tract-level data from national data sources, such as the American Community Survey.
    • Knowledge of D.C. government and policies.

    Application Instructions

    Send a resume, cover letter discussing your background and research interests, and two relevant writing samples to jobs@dcpolicycenter.org. Priority Application Deadline is November 30, 2018

    D.C Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, or genetic information.

  • Internship Opportunities

    FC2 Interns provide valuable research, communications, marketing, analysis and administrative support to the FC2 staff and trustees.

    When available, internship opportunities will be posted here. We typically have internship opportunities throughout the school year and during the summer through the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program. For more information, please contact Kevin Clinton, Chief Operating Officer, at KClinton@federalcitycouncil.org.

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