Deputy Director, Economic Program

Job Type

Full Time




1025 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Third Way is seeking a Deputy Director to play a lead role in its Economic Program. Specifically, this position will help manage the program and advance a wide range of Third Way policies, including those that increase good-paying jobs, reinvent post-secondary skills training, and redesign pay and benefits. Background in advocacy and marketing is preferred in order to drive leading economic issues forward among policymakers, opinion leaders, and advocates. This position will work closely with the team’s policy advisors to oversee research and analysis as well as external activities to increase support for Third Way’s economic agenda.

As the Deputy Director, a typical day would include...

  • Managing and working closely with members of the team to oversee research and drive high-impact products (e.g. op-eds, graphics, memos, and presentations) forward
  • Helping oversee the marketing and advocacy efforts around a series of high-profile economic issues
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key external influencers, such as policymakers and their staff, industry leaders, academics, nonprofit advocates, and others in order to advance Third Way’s ideas


This might be the job for you, if you…

  • Have a minimum of five years of experience working on US economic policy in government, as a journalist, at a research institution, or in the private sector
  • Have experience managing individuals
  • Have experience in advocacy and marketing campaigns
  • Have experience working for or interacting with policymakers
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with others
  • Think on your feet and adapt to change effortlessly

In the Third Way Culture, we are looking for…

  • Self-starters: People who see and seize opportunities, take risks, learn from failure, and will bring a sustained passion for our mission.
  • Collaborators: People who work in teams—sharing ideas, brainstorming, co-authoring products, and advancing its shared priorities.
  • Creators: People who fosters divergent thinking; that aren’t afraid to take on the orthodoxies of the left or the right. Team members come up with original insights, find unique ways to look at data, and challenge their preconceptions.
  • Results-oriented: People who function with an organizational commitment to clear objectives, ambitious timelines, accountability for results, and a focus on impact.

Third Way is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement