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27 Jan 2023

Full-Time Research Associate

AFRemployment – Posted by AFRemployment United States

Job Description

AFREF has been called “the leading voice for Wall Street accountability” in Washington.


AFREF played a leading role in winning passage of the Dodd Frank Financial Reform law and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and we are driving the fight for broader transformations of the financial system to advance economic, racial, and social justice. AFREF’s staff develops plans and strategies in collaboration with a coalition of more than 200 consumer, civil rights, labor, community- based, and other organizations, along with academics and policy experts.


We are seeking a Research Associate who will contribute to advancing AFREF’s agenda to transform the financial system to build a more racially and economically equitable society. They will work with the research team to develop reports and materials and provide research support for AFREF’s fast-paced policy advocacy efforts.


Job responsibilities include:

  • Participate in developing, researching and writing materials including reports, fact sheets, web content, policy memos and other products;
  • Assist in producing public comments, regulatory submissions, presentations and other materials;
  • Respond to information requests from colleagues, coalition partners, and others;
  • Monitor relevant news and government activity including congressional hearings;
  • Maintain accurate records and materials necessary to support high-quality citations and sources; and
  • Other research, policy, and administrative support as needed.


Ideal candidates will:

  • Be passionate about the intersection of racial, gender and economic justice;
  • Have a curious, creative, and persistent drive to uncover entrenched economic power with an interest in learning about and working on issues related to Wall Street, financial regulation, and consumer protection;
  • Be able to gather, synthesize, and present complex information clearly, accessibly and persuasively;
  • Have strong research, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Be detail-oriented with sound judgment and focused project-management skills to thrive in a fluid work environment with multiple projects and priorities;
  • Be proficient with MS Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and Google Suite and be comfortable with developing additional data management skills and learning new software;
  • Have at least two years of experience in advocacy/campaign research; and
  • Be comfortable working collaboratively and independently, including as a team player in a large and diverse group of staff and partners.



Annual salary range for this entry level position: $50,000 – 60,000 commensurate with experience. Generous benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and 401K.



AFREF’s offices are located in downtown Washington DC. The Research Associate position is open for full-time remote work for candidates depending on location, with hybrid in-office/remote work arrangements available for those residing in the DMV area.     


AFR Education Fund is committed to a workplace that reflects the diversity of America defined broadly and where the talent, skills and uniqueness of each staff member are respected. We are committed to a policy of equity for all employees and to equal opportunity for all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, family responsibilities, and disability.

How to Apply

Please submit your application to our candidate portal linked here, including a resume, letter of interest, and two writing samples (ideally, related to AFR’s mission or to the job responsibilities outlined above).

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 37 days.

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