Policy Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: CAC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workplace. Salary commensurate with experience.




District of Columbia
United States


Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) is a think tank, law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text, history, and values. As the Trump Administration ignores the Constitution and attempts to dismantle progress, our mission has never been more important. At this pivotal moment in our country, and in CAC’s tenth anniversary year, we are seeking a Policy Associate to help us amplify our message and develop relationships further on the Hill and among coalition partners.


Position Summary

The Policy Associate’s responsibilities will include the following:

·        Analyze federal policy proposals and draft analyses designed to influence policymakers.

·        Develop and produce advocacy tools for various audiences concerning important litigation, constitutional matters, and federal policies.

·        Track opportunities, both on and off the Hill, to promote CAC’s messaging to congressional and external partners.

·        Collaborate with CAC’s Director of Policy and Director of Communications to develop new messaging tests and tools for constitutional matters.

·        Research the records of federal judicial nominees and produce analyses of controversial views.

·        Support litigation staff in strategies concerning amicus briefs.

·        Participate in national coalitions and develop relationships with allies and other organizations to further our advocacy goals.

·        Attend and/or speak on behalf of CAC at events, conferences, and meetings.

The Policy Associate reports to CAC’s Director of Policy.



The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

·        A JD or a Master’s degree, with an outstanding academic record, and at least three or more years of advocacy experience at the federal level and/or experience on the Hill;

·        Background in some combination of access to justice, civil and human rights, corporate accountability, criminal justice, environmental justice, federal courts and nominations, health care policy, immigration policy, labor, and/or voting rights;

·        Demonstrated commitment to promoting a progressive vision rooted in the Constitution’s text, history, and values; and exposure to the courts as a vehicle for social change;

·        Outstanding research and writing skills and capacity to translate messages for various audiences;

·        Impeccable judgment and ability to stay within CAC’s voice;

·        Ability to multi-task, take initiative, think strategically, prioritize, and complete assignments, including providing rapid analytical responses with strong attention to detail;

·        A great sense of humor and exceptional work ethic; and

·        Ability to be a team player as well as a self-starter.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and 2-5 page writing sample, demonstrating your policy analysis and advocacy skills, as one attachment to Brian Yourish: byourish@theusconstitution.org.