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Careers with the Commission

Thank you for your interest in the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. The Commission is in the process of growing our staff and has several openings for highly motivated and skilled people.  Please take a moment to review the job descriptions below.  

You may apply for any of our open positions here by sending an email to  Please be sure to include a resume, your contact information, a list of references, and any other material specified in the job description.  We will evaluate your application against the Commission's needs, and will be in touch should your qualifications be suitable for any of our open positions.

Research Question Lead

The research question lead will assume research responsibility for the Commission's efforts to consider methods to increase participation in military, national, and public service in order to address national security and other public service needs of the nation. In leading this aspect of the Commission's research, the lead will create an analytic framework for related inquiries; liaise with commissioners; produce relevant interim materials; and coordinate and supervise staff in the research, analysis, writing, and editing of significant portions of the interim and final reports.  A competitive candidate will have advanced training in the research-driven sciences, such as public policy, sociology, psychology, or economics.  Candidates should have 10+ years of civilian work experience, background in research methods, excellent writing skills, an ability to lead research projects, and passion about the Commission’s mission.  Master’s degree required.

Policy Analyst

Policy Analysts will conduct research, collect and analyze data, and prepare written work product based on descriptive, qualitative, and quantitative data and source material.  Policy Analysts will be responsible for assisting in the writing, drafting, and editing the report containing the findings and recommendations of the Commission along with any interim report.  Candidates must have strong research, writing, and analysis skills.  Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is preferred. Experience with qualitative or quantitative data software such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, NVivo, Atlas.ti or other similar programs desired.

Engagement Officer

The Engagement Officer is responsible for assisting with the development and execution the Commission’s engagement strategy, outreach events, partner relationships, and basic communications relating to public engagement efforts of the Commission. The Engagement Officer reports to the Director of Governmental and Public Engagement. The Engagement Officer will assist with the management of relationships with the federal, state and local governments, along with thought leaders, key stakeholders, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, advocacy groups, service community leaders, think tanks, foundations, and private sector as well as serve as a Commission liaison with various constituents.

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