Policy Associate

Job Type

Full Time




122 C Street, NW Suite 340
Washington, DC
District of Columbia
United States


Policy Associate

The situation.

JFF is a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems. For 35 years, JFF has led the way in designing innovative and scalable solutions that create access to economic advancement for all. Join us as we build a future that works.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. We foster a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. Join us as we build a future that works! www.jff.org/jobs

JFF’s policy team offers fresh ideas on education, workforce and poverty alleviation issues that prepare students and workers for the jobs of the future and boost our nation's economy. JFF’s policy experts design and promote policies to help federal, state, and local communities implement and sustain programs that demonstrate the most promise. We synthesize research, evidence, and input from practitioners to inform national policy and debate.

About you!

We’re looking for a Policy Associate to provide administrative, communications, and other support for our policy team. This person will be responsible for project management, scheduling, policy research, and communications work. Our team welcomes an enthusiastic Policy Associate who is passionate about policy and economic mobility, and looking for a position that will enable them to learn and grow their skills.

We would love to chat if you are:

·      Experienced in research, writing, and problem solving.

·      Excited about working with a dynamic, highly collaborative team.

·      Ready to learn new skills and grow with our team.

·      Interested in policy, workforce development, or education.

We think our new Policy Associate will:

·      Have a bachelor’s degree.

·      Demonstrate interpersonal, communications, and project management skill(s).

·      Be flexible and able to juggle competing priorities.

Sound good?

Click here to review the full job description.

Then visit our careers page to apply with your resume and cover letter along with a writing sample. (Please don’t forget the cover letter or writing sample, we are excited to learn more about you!) Our team will review applicants, contact qualified candidates, and share more about the job.


This is an incredible time to join JFF, which celebrates 35 years this year and offers the best of an established and an entrepreneurial organization. Want to know more about life as a JFFer?


Some perks include:

  • Retirement matching AND contribution
  • Health care paid at 90%
  • Tuition reimbursement & professional growth opportunities
  • Flexible schedules
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit



Thanks for your interest in JFF!

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement