MEF Associates is a well-established social policy research firm specializing in rigorous research that influences and shapes social programs that serve millions of Americans each year. For the last decade, we have worked at all levels of government and with diverse non-profits focused on bettering policy in child and family, workforce development, income security and early childhood education. We combine diverse work experiences and expertise to deliver meaningful, data-driven solutions.

Applying to MEF

We are looking for intellectually curious, self-directed employees who are able to take on a range of responsibilities on multiple projects. We value a diverse workforce and the benefits that come from research being conducted by individuals with varied backgrounds and life experiences.

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 people of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


Working at MEF

Our staff come to MEF because of our ability to make a difference through research. Each one of us brings a unique perspective, diversity of approach, and uncompromising commitment to research excellence.

We believe that what we do impacts the effectiveness and efficiency of public policy and programs. Through this work, we realize our mission to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, children, and families. We strive to use inclusive research methods that promote collaboration with the programs and communities with whom we work.

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.

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.