Policy Analyst

Eno Center for Transportation – Overview

The Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) is a 97-year old, independent, non-profit transportation think-tank based in Washington, DC. Today, Eno is the only U.S. think tank that focuses on all modes of transportation, across all levels of government, and among the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Eno has the unique role of being able to explore and move forward pragmatic and politically feasible solutions to some of the country’s greatest transportation challenges.

Eno’s mission is to shape public debate on critical multimodal transportation issues and build an innovative network of transportation professionals. Our core values are: objectivity, integrity, independence, quality, and relevance.

Policy Analyst – Position Overview

The Eno Center for Transportation is seeking a Policy Analyst to join its multi-modal research team. The Policy Analyst will report to the Vice President of Policy, and will provide support to research activities across a spectrum of projects.

Responsibilities include:

80% – Research and Writing

  • Works on a team to develop new research concepts, questions, and products for national, state, and local-level policy projects.
  • Identifies empirical trends and policy implications on specific topics as assigned.
  • Works with a variety of public- and private-sector databases, constructs and manages data files; downloads and processes data as they become available.
  • Writes, summarizes and edits research findings and analyses into narrative and/or graphic form to be incorporated into discussion papers, op-eds, surveys, testimony, and other publications or media inquiries.
  • Contributes to Eno Transportation Weekly and other Eno publications.
  • Reviews and edits work written by team members and external contributors.
  • Assists with the writing of proposals for future projects.

10% – External Engagement and Communications

  • Presents research and policy findings in public meetings or via the media.
  • Actively participates in planning meetings and listening sessions with partners and clients to develop report themes and content.
  • Collects, compiles, and summarizes trends and policy developments to be incorporated into special presentations, as required.

10% – Network Building and Interaction

  • Helps build and maintain network of policy and research partners.
  • Remains up-to-date on latest policy developments at the federal, state, and local levels in all areas of transportation and with public, private, and non-profit sectors.
  • Maintains relationships with peer staff at government agencies, think tanks, and other organizations as required.


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban, regional, or transportation planning, economics, engineering, public policy, political science, logistics, or other relevant fields. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • 2-6 years of post graduate professional work experience in policy-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated research experience and ability to do independent work and manage projects.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Clear interest and enthusiasm in transportation, along with demonstrated proficiency and knowledge of relevant transportation issues.
  • Commitment to quality work, clear and accessible writing, strong organization, high initiative, solid interpersonal and communications skills, eye for detail, creativity and design, mature judgment.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment on multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Must be a team player and collaborate well with others on joint writing assignments and other projects.


The salary range is $55,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience. Eno offers a generous benefits package.


Applications are due December 31, 2018. Please submit cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Alisha Robinson (

The Eno Center for Transportation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, family responsibilities, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination as required by law.

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