Policy Analyst

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $55,000
Details: Salary to commensurate w/ experience

Published

08/24/2018

Start Date

09/24/2018

Application Deadline

09/07/2018

Address

Washington
DC
United States

Description

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonprofit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to advancing evidence-based ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth.


Important parts of Equitable Growth’s mission include: programming that brings the academic and policy communities together for the benefit of both; in-house, academic-quality research; providing grants to academic economists and other social scientists to support new research on inequality, mobility, growth, and related issues; making in-house and supported research

accessible to the policy community. The Center has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst.


The Policy Analyst will focus on a range of issues related to inequality and economic growth, with an emphasis on research and public policy at the intersection of economic inequality and the macroeconomy. The Policy Analyst will work closely with our team of in-house and academic experts.

 

Responsibilities


  •  Elevate and distill academic research on the macroeconomy, including the intersections between macroeconomic policy and labor market outcomes, as well as broader inequality and growth trends
  • Coordinate with Equitable Growth teams to develop policy-relevant written materials such as policy briefs, analyses, and visuals
  • Manage timely events that showcase Equitable Growth research and highlight policy solutions
  • Engage with Equitable Growth’s academic network, including our grantees and members of our Steering Committee and Research Advisory Board, to stay up to date on the latest research, as well as identify mechanisms for elevating new findings to targeted audiences
  • Utilize out-of-the-box thinking to communicate and disseminate academic research and policy recommendations to key audiences
  • Work with our Communications team and scholars to elevate Equitable Growth and Equitable Growth research in the media
  • Represent Equitable Growth and its research at meetings with policymakers, partner organizations, and public events

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3–5 years of relevant work experience focused on economic policy issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of federal economic policymaking institutions, including Congress, executive branch agencies, the White House, and the Federal Reserve required
  • Quantitative research skills and strong analytical abilities
  • Highly organized, with strong project management skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Able to set goals, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to apply academic economics research to policy questions
  • Proven ability to communicate evidence-based policy guidance to key stakeholders, including policymakers, advocates, and the media
  • Commitment to Equitable Growth’s mission and goals



Benefits

401(k), competitive benefits package, PTO, Professional Development and work-life balance.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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