Work for Us

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

State Policy Associate

We are always interested in meeting other like-minded poverty fighters. Interested in becoming part of our mission, but don't see an open role that's right for you? Email us. 


LEO's staff members are employees of the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame's generous benefit package includes:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance beginning on the 1st day of the month following start of employment
  • Ten percent contribution to retirement plan beginning after 1 year of service
  • Tuition benefit for children of employees after 5 years of service

To learn more, visit Notre Dame's Office of Human Resources.


LEO Values

Dignity - We prioritize the dignity of every person with a preferential option for those struggling in poverty and with awareness of the additional struggles facing marginalized communities. We approach our work with respect to those participating in research and structure our work in service to those individuals. Our research serves people, not the other way around.

Rigor - We believe service, philanthropy, and public policy need to be aligned with what actually helps people the most. Our partisanship is to those in poverty. We produce rigorous research because we believe an accurate answer, whether inspiring or challenging, makes us all better.

Partnership - We thoughtfully engage with partners and commit to a collaborative process on this road to creating and using evidence. We believe the best solutions lie with those closest to the problem, and that our partners are the ones that know best the needs of the communities they serve. We embed that belief into every step of the evidence-to-impact journey.

Hope - The complexities of poverty can be overwhelming, but we don’t respond by believing that solving poverty is a hopeless endeavor. We respond by building evidence to uncover solutions that reflect an environment of opportunity for all people. We diligently pursue what works to reduce poverty with a hopeful confidence that evidence enlightening action will alter the path ahead.