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We look for people who are driven to make positive change in California.

By joining the California Budget & Policy Center team, you’ll step into an inclusive workplace culture where we value lived experiences, learning, and growing together. Are you looking to create a more just and equitable California? Then our team of researchers, communicators, and collaborators is for you! 

We pride ourselves in working with staff to create a work-life balance and offer a competitive benefits package. Below is a sample of some of our benefits:

  • Excellent health insurance and dental and vision coverage (100% coverage of premiums for the employee; 90% coverage of premiums for dependents); 
  • Retirement benefits include a 403b plan and an annual SEP-IRA retirement contribution of at least 5% of salary (most recently set at 10% of salary); participation in the 403b plan is not required to receive an employer retirement contribution.
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Annual paid leave benefits include:
    • 12 vacation days to start,
    • 12 sick days,
    • 10 holidays,
    • 4 personal days,
    • 8 weeks of sabbatical leave after 7 years of service,
    • Yearly evaluation of additional time off benefits during summer (half-day Fridays) and winter (late December office closure).
  • Flexible work arrangements that support alternative schedules and both in-person and remote work.
  • 16 weeks of family leave for parents or caregivers.
  • FSAs for health, childcare, and transportation costs.
  • Annual stipends to cover home office, transportation, and well-being expenses; and,
  • Annual allocations for professional development. 

If you are committed to crafting policy pathways that expand economic opportunities and promote the well-being of all Californians, we hope you consider joining our team.


The Budget Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values having staff who come from communities most impacted by the policies and issues our organization seeks to improve. We especially encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ people, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities to apply.