Apr 14, 2022

Policy Analyst, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance

$60,000 yearly
  • Center for American Progress
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
Full-Time Policy

Job Description

Reports to: Senior Fellow
Staff reporting to this position: None
Department: Inclusive Growth
Position classification: Exempt, full time; Union - Level 4
Minimum compensation: $60,000


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance on the Business, Government, and Workers team. The successful candidate has expertise in banking, capital markets, or corporate governance; is familiar with existing federal regulatory and supervisory approaches; and is committed to investor protection, market integrity, and the overall competitiveness and inclusiveness of the U.S. economy. This position requires strong quantitative skills, experience using economic data and research to make compelling public policy arguments, meticulousness, comfort with a fast-paced environment, and a passion for advancing progressive economic policy. The candidate’s primary role will be to conceive of and produce rigorous analyses that inform current policy debates.

The Policy Analyst will be driven by American Progress’ mission “to improve the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.” They will join a dynamic team of colleagues to assist in strengthening the team’s policy work and supporting American Progress’ five crosscutting priorities:

  • Strengthening health and ending the pandemic
  • Building an economy for all
  • Tackling climate change and environmental injustice
  • Advancing racial equity and justice
  • Restoring social trust and strengthening democracy


  • Conduct and support research and analysis on financial regulatory and supervisory policy, corporate governance and the incorporation of climate risks, and other social or governance considerations of these policies.
  • Research legislative and administrative financial regulatory, supervisory, and corporate governance policy.
  • Actively collaborate with the Inclusive Growth department, including those working on a range of economic issues.
  • Coordinate and plan meetings and events.
  • Draft policy reports, short policy columns, and other publications.
  • Ensure factual accuracy of products.
  • Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70. American Progress offers full and competitive benefit packages. This position has a starting salary of $60,000. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please see details of American Progress’ hybrid work policy on our Jobs landing page. We will continue to monitor the current health emergency and adjust plans as needed in the future. Any changes to our current policy will be communicated at the time of hire.

Hiring Organization

Center for American Progress


Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of relevant work experience related to financial markets and regulation or corporate governance, or advanced degree in economic policy-related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in how financial markets and business corporations intersect with issues such as equity, the natural environment, and diversity.
  • Ability to understand economic issues and to communicate them effectively.
  • Flexibility in responding to team and organizational priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to take independent ownership and initiative.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Training or experience in one or more commonly used statistical software packages such as SAS, Stata, R, and Python is a plus.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

Industry/Service Area

Think Tank


Mid-Senior level

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