The Madison-based Researcher will play a key role in furthering the organization’s commitment to researching, monitoring, and improving the quality of public policy decision-making at the state and local level. His or her work will include serving as a primary or secondary investigator on research projects (including data collection, analysis, and communication of findings); researching and writing briefs and lengthier reports for publication on the organization’s web site and distribution to elected and civic officials; assisting in the creation and design of policy research projects that are consistent with the organization’s broader goals; and using numerous strategies – including regular posts on the Forum’s policy blog and Viewpoint luncheon panel discussions – to disseminate the Forum’s research and further community-wide discussion of important public policy issues. While all areas of policy research potentially will fall under the position’s purview, a particular emphasis on education, state and local government finance, social services, economic and workforce development, and related policy areas can be expected.




A rate of $25 to $30 per hour will be offered based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. It is anticipated that the position will require an average of 20 hours per week out of our Madison office, though hours may vary somewhat depending on the needs of the organization and the availability of the successful applicant. The Wisconsin Policy Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to Jason Stein, research director, at