Research Analyst

NPP Employment Opportunities

Salary:$57,000 base salary with excellent benefits (see below)

Position Description:
The National Priorities Project (NPP) at the Institute for Policy Studies is dedicated to working with
movement partners and activists to ensure that our federal resources prioritize peace, shared prosperity, and economic security for all. NPP conducts research and analysis to show that a federal budget that divests from militarism in all its forms, from war and military overreach to militarization of borders and law enforcement, can provide real security by reinvesting in people and the planet.

NPP is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). IPS is a progressive organization dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. We believe progress occurs when people and movements come together to act on powerful ideas based on equity, peace, and the protection of our planet. Since 1963, we have been challenging corrupt power structures that undermine a true democracy. Today, we are uniting people and movements around real, transformational change through independent research, networking across issues, and visionary

The NPP Research Analyst conducts federal budget data analysis and research and writes formal and informal analysis and opinion pieces. Public speaking is a part of this role, in the form of webinars, livestreams, trainings, and occasional media representation, primarily for online/print and radio. Other duties include support for the NPP newsletter and occasional support for official social media accounts. The Research Analyst reports to the NPP Program Director.

This position may be based at IPS offices in Washington, DC, or fully remote. Occasional travel is required. Due to our work with movements and activists, occasional night and weekend work is also required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research Analyst is tasked with the following duties and responsibilities:

General Requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

Reporting and Supervision
This is a full-time position, with the organization closing at 1:00 PM (EST) on Fridays. The employee will report to the NPP Program Director and is responsible for working collaboratively with all IPS staff, interns and fellows. This position may supervise student interns.

Commitment to Diversity
The Institute for Policy Studies is strengthened by the diversity of our community and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

Salary and Benefits
$57,000, depending on experience. The Research Analyst will also receive excellent benefits including full health insurance for the employee’s family, generous vacation benefits, paid holidays, a 403(b) match, and life insurance. This job is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035. This position is ongoing, subject to continued funding.

To Apply:
Please send the following materials in a single PDF to with “Research Analyst” in the subject line:

Please submit materials by Friday, March 29th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted by the Search Committee. No phone calls, please.