The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all.  Our staff includes litigators, lobbyists, researchers, community educators, and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The Budget and Tax Center (BTC), a special project of the Justice Center, is the state’s leading source for information on how fiscal and economic policies shape the opportunities available to working families. Because of its long-standing reputation for credible analysis and well-researched proposals, a wide range of organizations and leaders turn to the BTC for leadership in setting the NC policy agenda. The BTC informs and affects public policy decisions by producing credible and timely reports and providing expert guidance to the media, advocates, policy makers, and the public.

BTC is seeking a Public Policy Analyst to join its team of experts working to help North Carolina overcome unprecedented economic and fiscal challenges. This position will focus on analysis of economic conditions with special attention to community economic development in the state’s distressed communities, the intersection of economic and fiscal policy and measuring and monitoring the macro-economy and labor market for its capacity to deliver shared prosperity and opportunity to low-income North Carolinians and communities.   Responsibilities include conducting research, writing policy reports, making public presentations, media appearances, engaging with key partners and coordinating policy campaigns on economic issues and representing the BTC in collaborative efforts.
The successful candidate will have strong interest and experience analyzing economic and fiscal policy issues with the goal of promoting public policy decisions that address the needs of low-income communities; an advanced degree in economics, public policy or related field; excellent quantitative analysis skills, including advanced competency in Excel; superior written and oral communication skills, and prefer working in a team environment. A minimum of five years of post-graduate experience in an applied research or public policy setting with seven or more years of experience preferred.

The Justice Center offers a casual work environment, committed inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Public Policy Analyst” in the subject line to

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. NCJC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.