Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to a workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our DEI initiative seeks to improve internal recruitment and retention practices and deeply integrate these practices into our culture. Having a more diverse workforce will strengthen R Street’s ability to innovate, achieve our mission, and support long-term systemic change.

As people dedicated to classical liberal ideals and free markets we believe that a free society achieves its greatest triumphs by allowing and facilitating a wide variety of approaches to public policy problems. The concept of “broad coalitions,” one of our core operating principles, stems from that insight. People of all races, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, life experiences and socioeconomic backgrounds perform at the highest levels in every type of work that we do and have shaped the principles to which we subscribe. We believe that searching for talent everywhere is an integral part of living up to our principles. 

Thus, R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity or expression, relationship structure or anything else that’s illegal, immoral or stupid to use as a basis for hiring. 

Working at R Street

R Street’s team is composed of talented, unique and diverse individuals all with one goal in mind — achieving policy that promotes free markets through the use of pragmatic solutions to today’s issues.  We believe that a diverse workforce, in all its forms, is key to achieving our mission. 

We at R Street pride ourselves on our responsiveness, flexibility and general quirkiness. We value individual freedom and independence while empowering our staff with a culture and environment that promotes these values. 

Here at R Street, our organizational norms include supporting one another, listening for understanding and respecting diverse perspectives regardless of ideology, background, or position. We value direct conflict resolution, timely responsiveness, and above all, respect. 

Working here means that no two days are the same and we embrace both challenges and opportunities as we strive to make a difference. 

If this is the sort of place you are looking for, then we invite you to apply to one of our openings. 

Employee Benefits

R Street offers compensation that is both competitive and equitable. Currently, we cover the full cost of our high-deductible health plan option for employees and their families. We have a very generous health savings account match; a wellness program that provides quarterly benefits to employees and their families; and we provide a student loan reimbursement for staff. We also invest in our staff, providing an annual educational benefit to support career development, professional registration and other activities that enhance the preeminence of our workforce. R Street also supports a flexible work environment, whether we’re working from the office, home, or coffee shop.