Open Positions

Open Positions

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Track Record

Our Track Record

We’ve convened thousands in briefings, workshops, and marquee events to strategize and set the agenda for a more just political economy. We passed policies in over seven states to modernize the tax code, won over $1 trillion in checks for families in response to the pandemic, and spearheaded the federal fight for a guaranteed income for kids in the form of the expanded Child Tax Credit. These cash-based policies reduced poverty in the middle of a recession, in the words of one observer, “defying gravity”.

And we’ve built the field by investing over $25 million directly into groundbreaking research; pilots and task forces; coalitions and campaigns; new initiatives and organizations; and trend-setting narrative and cultural interventions to advance racial and economic justice and reset the conversation. As a result, ideas that were once considered impossible are now at the center of a vision for an economy where people are the authors of their own lives.

We’ve worked alongside thousands across the country exercising political muscle, moral imagination, and on-the-ground experimentation. It’ll take this and so much more in the years ahead; we are in a broader fight for a multiracial democracy and an economy that works for all. Our task is to deliver and we’re looking for talent to join us in the fight.


Our Team and Culture

Our successes are due in large part to the diverse team we’ve assembled from a wide range of fields – from campaigners to policymakers to activists to academics. We have built an organization that encourages and resources our staff to drive forward work that they are passionate about, and bring together the cross-functional teams needed to make it a reality.

We are committed to creating a best-in-class staff experience that promotes growth and well-being. Our internal work is deeply rooted in our values around diversity, equity and inclusion, ensuring that our policies and processes are equitable and informed by a wide range of lived experiences. We invest in our people’s professional development, and promote regular conversations about career goals and growth opportunities. We provide regular opportunities to come together in-person for both strategic planning and relationship-building, and we’re always up to take a game of trivia a little too seriously.

Work Environment

Work Environment

As a fully remote organization, ESP staff are able to work from anywhere in the country and are trusted to structure their schedules in a way that supports their best work. We actively support people taking time away from work, including two weeks of full office closures and a six-week sabbatical at 5 years of service, in addition to our standard PTO offerings. You can find more information on our full benefits offerings below.

Salary Philosophy

Salary Philosophy & Approach

ESP’s goal is to provide a fair, internally equitable, and competitive total compensation package that attracts diverse and highly skilled talent, rewards high-performing employees, promotes employee engagement and well-being, and is sustainable for the organization’s long-term horizons. We recognize that compensation is just one of a broader set of factors that create a positive employee experience and drive results on behalf of the mission. We aim to make our employees feel valued and motivated by fostering a sustainable work environment and an inclusive culture of recognition, performance management, and talent development.

Because the workforce is ever-evolving, we aim to stay abreast of trends and consider cutting-edge innovations that promote a positive employee experience, strong engagement, and high performance.

Roles are benchmarked to the market at the national average with multipliers added based on geographical location, to reflect the higher cost-of-living in some areas, and years of experience. We include a salary range in all job postings and welcome any questions or further clarification during the interview process. 



ESP provides a robust benefits package which includes the following:

  • Medical, vision, dental insurance with premiums fully covered for employees and their dependents
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Long and short term disability insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance with a 50K maximum
  • 401K with up to a 3% match
  • Full office closures for Summer & Winter breaks
  • 136 vacation hours, 80 sick leave hours, 9 standard holidays, 2 floating holidays, and 20 hours of volunteer leave
  • 16 weeks of Parental Leave
  • 6-week paid sabbatical after 5 years of full-time service
  • Connectivity and home office stipends, and wellness use bonuses
  • Annual professional development budget
  • Access to commuter and flexible spending accounts