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Research Advisor

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The Washington Center for Equitable Growth


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Published 5 days ago

December 12, 2020
$106,600 - $142,100

Research Advisor

Reports to: Director of Academic Programs

Staff reporting to this position: None

Position classification: Exempt

Summary:

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonpartisan research and grantmaking organization that engages with academics and policymakers to better understand and address the effects of economic inequality in the United States. Important elements of Equitable Growth's mission include in-house, academic quality research, and providing grants and other support to academic economists and other social scientists to support new research on inequality and growth. Building a stronger bridge between academics and the policy community is key to our work, as is promoting efforts to increase diversity in the economics profession and across the social sciences. Our goal is to ensure new research is relevant, accessible, and informative to the policymaking process and to shaping research agendas.

The Research Advisor will play a critical role in helping Equitable Growth broaden and strengthen its academic network, identify gaps in the research on the channels through which inequality affects economic growth and stability, and elevate the findings of funded research to inform current and spur future research agendas. The Research Advisor will work across teams to support efforts to develop a new narrative about how the economy grows. Embedded in our strategy is an understanding that the diversity of the research community working on these issues is key to broadening and deepening research on inequality and growth.

The ideal candidate will have experience in academia, in policymaking at the federal or state level, and be committed to mentorship and the development of the next generation of scholars. 

Responsibilities

Institutional strategy (25 percent)

  • Identify gaps in the research on questions of whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability, and strategies to fill them
  • Engage with the president & CEO, Steering Committee, and in-house issue-area experts to establish funding goals and develop annual Requests for Proposals
  • Advise Director of Academic Programs on programming to meet stated goals
  • Contribute to the grant review process by providing evaluations, participating in review meetings, and advising on the external review process

Academic community building and external engagement (25 percent)

  • Collaborate across teams to elevate funded research, network members, and research areas at key academic conferences
  • Advise on steps Equitable Growth can take to support increased diversity, equity, and inclusion in the economics profession and across the social sciences
  • Identify and execute on programming to engage the organization's academic community, including Steering Committee and Research Advisory Board members, grantees, and other scholars working at the intersection of how inequality affects economic growth and stability
  • Mentor Equitable Growth Dissertation Scholars
  • Represent Equitable Growth to the academic community, media, policymakers, and other external stakeholders
  • Produce research and analysis to shape a new narrative about what makes the economy grow
  • Support Equitable Growth's fundraising efforts

Independent research (50 percent)

  • Conduct small-, medium-, and large-scale research projects related to the question of how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability
  • Present research at academic seminars and conferences
  • Publish analysis on the Equitable Growth website and in academic journals

Requirements and qualifications

  • 10-plus years' experience conducting academic research related to Equitable Growth's funding priorities, preferably empirical analysis in economics or a closely related social science
  • Experience with policymaking at the federal or state level
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within the economics profession and social sciences more generally
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentorship and the development of the next generation of scholars
  • Proven ability to work across departments or teams within an organization


Research Advisor

Reports to: Director of Academic Programs

Staff reporting to this position: None

Position classification: Exempt

Summary:

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonpartisan research and grantmaking…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Executive

Benefits

Standard Medical Carefirt BlueCross BlueShield

Vison/Dental

Some organization perks

Standard Medical Carefirt BlueCross BlueShield

Vison/Dental

Some organization perks

Location

1156 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

How to Apply

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