Associate Director, Rapid Response and Analysis Economic Policy

  • Center for American Progress
  • May 06, 2021
Full time Financial Public Policy Financial Analyst Equity Finance

Job Description

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training; advanced degree or equivalent experience are a plus.
  • Approximately seven years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with a variety of economic data.
  • Ability to use economic data to make creative, compelling policy arguments.
  • Ideal candidates will have experience with at least one microeconomic dataset—such as CPS, ACS, or SIPP—or other large survey datasets.
  • Ability to manipulate, probe, and clean data sets to ask interesting questions and share findings in a clear and convincing manner. This includes mastery of statistical software, such as STATA, R, Python, or similar statistical programming language.
  • Data visualization skills and interest are a plus.
  • Broad familiarity with economic policy, particularly related to equity or labor issues. Specialized expertise in particular policy areas is a plus but not required.
  • Ability to explain complex policy ideas and data analysis clearly through written, visual, and verbal communication.
  • Meticulousness, attention to detail, and ability to quickly get up to speed on a new policy area or research question.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.
  • Flexibility, commitment to working towards broader Economic Policy team goals, and willingness to apply analytical skills across a wide range of issue areas and team needs.
  • Political or legislative experience—or experience in the use of data analysis for narrative-building or advocacy—is a big plus. Experience using data or research to persuade or create calls to action is key.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

American Progress offers full and competitive benefits packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position has a starting salary of $75,000 and is not represented by a union.