We’re hiring TWO new policy analysts!

In recent months, lawmakers have taken historic steps to address some of Oklahoma’s most serious challenges. Over the years of advocacy and debate leading to this moment, Oklahoma Policy Institute has played an essential role of informing lawmakers, advocates, and the general public. We have steadily increased our audience and our production of useful and trustworthy information. Now we are hiring two new policy analysts to go even deeper in researching and communicating key analyses of education and criminal justice policies.

The education analyst position will be OK Policy’s first staffer to be fully dedicated to this issue area. The criminal justice analyst position will build on the work of our current criminal justice analyst, Ryan Gentzler, who will transition to leading a new justice data project within OK Policy.

“These new positions will build on OK Policy’s success and enhance our capacity to provide solid research that informs the debate on Oklahoma public policies,” said OK Policy Executive Director David Blatt. “We’re grateful to everyone who has made this expansion possible, by sharing our information and supporting our work.”

The deadline to apply for these positions is close of business on Thursday, May 17. To learn more about how to apply and see the job responsibilities, qualifications, and salary information on these positions, see our job announcement here. Please share this announcement with others who may be interested in this position. If you are currently a student, we encourage you to apply to our Summer Policy Institute.

Oklahoma Policy Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that believes that Oklahoma can be a great state, one that ensures prosperity for all our citizens through good schools, good jobs, good health and strong communities. To make the best policy decisions that lead us to this better future, policymakers and citizens need reliable, factual information. We provide the facts and advocate for fair and responsible public policies. You can learn more about Oklahoma Policy Institute here, see our current staff members here, and see our board of directors here. OK Policy is fully committed to cultural diversity and equal employment opportunity; you can see our full non-discrimination policy here.


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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