Nonprofit

Research Assistant

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
New
|
Published 23 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
June 1, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Entry level
Salary
USD $51,000 - $58,000 / year

Description

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is actively committed to promoting and maintaining the importance of diversity to its work. We encourage everyone across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, gender identity and expression, educational background, sexual orientation, and religion to apply. This is a bargaining unit position.

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonprofit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth. Equitable Growth engages with academics and policymakers to better understand economic inequality in the United States and its impact on economic growth. Important elements of Equitable Growth's mission include in-house, academic-quality research, and grantmaking to academic economists and other social scientists to support new research on inequality, mobility, growth, and related issues. Building a stronger bridge between academics and the policy community and elevating researchers and their work with the news media are both key to our work, with the goal of making new research relevant, accessible, and informative to the policymaking process. 

Summary:

The Research Assistant will conduct research on the various channels through which economic inequality may (or may not) impact economic growth and stability, specifically helping with and conducting data analysis relating to economic mobility, the labor market, family economic security, and other Equitable Growth policy priorities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for research projects in collaboration with internal and external economists on issues related to economic inequality, equitable growth, and public policy
  • Support efforts to translate academic research into issue briefs and other accessible content, and provide materials in support of policy outreach efforts
  • Draft articles, papers, blog posts, charts, tables, and graphs
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Find, analyze, and synthesize relevant information and data
  • Proofread, fact-check, and edit documents to ensure accuracy and clarity
  • Prepare economic data sets for analysis
  • Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility
  • Assist in the coordination and planning of meetings, events, and other outreach efforts
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, statistics, or related field required
  • Two years of research or analytical experience in economic policy or related fields preferred
  • Analytical and research skills essential. Experience with academic research assistance preferred
  • Proven ability to perform quantitative analysis and strong Excel skills required; familiarity with R, Stata, and/or other statistical and mathematical simulation programs is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to understand economic issues and to communicate them effectively
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under tight deadlines
  • Commitment to Equitable Growth's mission and goals
  • Non-profit or research team experience a plus

EEO - The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We are committed to promoting and maintaining the importance of diversity in our work. We encourage everyone across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, gender identity and expression, educational background, sexual orientation, and religion to apply.

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is actively committed to promoting and maintaining the importance of diversity to its work. We encourage everyone across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, gender…

Benefits

full benefit package available.

full benefit package available.

Level of Language Proficiency

English Proficiency

English Proficiency

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
740 15th St NW 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005, USA

How to Apply

Similar Jobs

Illustration

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.