MEF Associates is a small social policy research firm specializing in rigorous research and analysis to shape the design and implementation of social programs. We have expertise in multiple social policy areas and seek out the contributions of new thinkers and doers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. See our current open positions below and learn why MEF is a great place to work.

Applying to MEF

MEF hires entry-level research assistants and analysts, mid-level associates, and experienced senior researchers. We are looking for intellectually curious, self-directed employees who are able to take on a range of responsibilities on multiple projects.

While we may not have a specific positions posted at all times, we are always open to receiving resumes from highly qualified individuals. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, MEF Associates strongly encourages minorities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

MEF offers competitive wages, comprehensive fringe benefits, and a collaborative and collegial work environment in its Alexandria, VA and Seattle, WA offices. Our bi-coastal presence enables us to take on an interesting array of local, regional, and national work at multiple sites and scales.

Working at MEF

MEF staff enjoy a rich professional and intellectual environment and are involved in multiple stages of the research process, on projects in a variety of different policy areas. Mid-career and senior researchers have the opportunity to lead innovative research projects and tasks, advance in their field, and chart the trajectory of a growing and respected business. Additionally, the size and structure of our project teams create regular opportunities for junior staff to take on leadership roles and to work closely with experienced senior staff.

MEF staff interact regularly with a wide, interdisciplinary community of researchers, economists, statisticians, practitioners, program managers, and policymakers. We partner with staff and leadership from state and federal agencies, leading academic institutions, and other social policy evaluation firms.