Senior Policy Analyst

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is commensurate with experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



1615 L Street NW
District of Columbia
United States


Join us in the fight to hold Wall Street accountable and make finance work for us, not against us. Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF) is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst.

AFREF played a leading role in winning passage of the Dodd Frank Financial Reform bill and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and we are continuing the push to transform the financial system, even as we fend off attacks on existing public protections. AFREF’s staff effectively advances the agenda of a coalition of more than 200 consumer, civil rights, labor, community-based, and other organizations, along with academics and other experts, working together to advance this fundamentally important part of the economic and racial justice agenda.

The Senior Policy Analyst will work with AFREF staff and partners to analyze, respond to, and formulate regulatory and legislative proposals at the federal, state, and local level; write materials explaining issues to a variety of audiences, and arguing AFR’s positions; and collaborate to develop and implement strategies to advance our policy goals. There will be ample opportunity for experienced candidates to play a leadership role.

Candidates must have excellent policy analysis and research skills, knowledge of financial regulatory issues, write effectively for a broad range of audiences, including translating complicated policy issues into laypersons language, familiarity with the regulatory and legislative process, be strong strategic thinkers and enjoy working independently and cooperatively with other staff and coalition members.

A law degree or an advanced degree in a related field is desirable. So are quantitative research and data science skills that enable analysis of financial market data.

In addition to a strong commitment to economic and racial justice, candidates should have significant experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Government or advocacy experience in designing, implementing and advocating regarding finance-related legislation or regulation
  • Business or legal experience in analyzing, designing, or selling financial products
  • Graduate-level academic quantitative research in financial economics or related topics

Job responsibilities include:

  • Working as part of a team to develop and advance AFR policy priorities in the areas of banking regulation, capital market and derivatives regulation, financial stability, fintech, and economic justice
  • Helping to manage AFRs issue task forces in these areas, including building the capacity of AFR’s coalition, facilitating collaboration, and developing and implementing strategies to advance our policy goals
  • Analyzing and responding to policy proposals, proposed rules, and arguments
  • Tracking developments in financial markets and analyzing their implications for governance of the financial sector
  • Writing policy memos, comment letters, reports and other materials for a range of audiences
  • Representing AFR at meetings with regulators, legislators, and subject-area experts
  • Explaining financial policy issues to non-experts
  • Identifying and developing relationships with additional policy experts, academics, and practitioners who can contribute to our understanding of financial reform issues or collaborate with us in advancing our policy goals


Generous benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid holidays and sick leave and transportation assistance.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply: Please send a letter of interest and a resume, writing sample, and three references to Darrell Diggins, at: (Enter “Senior Policy Analyst” in subject line.)