Scorekeeping Analyst, AFPI’s Scorekeeping Team


AFPI’s new scorekeeping team will serve all Americans, providing rigorous analyses and resources about the effects of public policy proposals on federal budgets and the American economy.

The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) is seeking motivated policy analysts to join its scorekeeping team. Analysts will have the opportunity to develop and deploy expertise in a variety of policy and scorekeeping areas.


  • Analyzing a variety of policy proposals, under the guidance of AFPI experts, often in areas where the analyst doesn’t have significant prior experience. The analyst will:
    • Conduct deep research into the specifics of a proposal, including relevant current law that forms the policy baseline; scorekeeping precedent; open source and other modeling resources that might be used for analyzing the policy proposal; public policy and academic research related to methods and key assumptions.
    • Apply economics-guided reasoning to assess the budgetary and economic impacts of proposals or to analyze the quality of existing scorekeeping procedures and precedents.
    • Apply and develop economic models, using computer programming in some cases (which a successful candidate who’s a self-starter would quickly learn on the job), to simulate reform and baseline policy scenarios.
    • Assist Senior Advisors and the Director in writing quantitative and qualitative scorekeeping reports based on AFPI’s analysis, with the ability to “translate” those technical analyses for policy audiences.
    • When appropriate, assist Senior Advisors and the Director in designing, overseeing and maintaining
  • Contributing to AFPI’s investments in the development of scorekeeping resources. The analyst will:
    • Assist Senior Advisors in planning and managing AFPI investments in open source scorekeeping resources like models, data sets, methodological development, web applications and other interfaces that accompany and amplify AFPI written analyses for the public and their leaders to access directly.


The qualified applicant should possess a deep quantitative integrity and respect for the scientific process.

The qualified applicant should also respect knowledge yet have humility for the role of the expert in the policymaking process. Truth and what is best for America must be foundational motivations.

There are no formal degree requirements for the scorekeeping analyst. Any evidence that the candidate is qualified to meet the duties is welcome.

Scorekeeping Analysts may work remotely, in Washington, DC, or near Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

The position’s salary will be commensurate with the experience, expertise, and skills of the candidate who accepts the position. Please apply with a writing sample, a programming sample if available, cover letter, resume, a salary requirement, and optionally references.

AFPI is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive salaries and benefits to qualified candidates.

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