Research Director

Summary:

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonprofit, nonpartisan grantmaking and research center dedicated to exploring the relationship between economic inequality and economic growth in the United States. We have an immediate opening for a Research Director who will set the strategic direction of the organization’s grantmaking and academic programming, from visioning to execution. The ideal candidate will have experience serving in a leadership position in an academic research or public policy organization, with proven ability to execute on multiyear strategic research agendas, administer a multimillion dollar grantmaking and research program, and develop and run a complementary set of academic programming.

The Research Director works closely with the executive director, the policy director, and Equitable Growth’s Steering Committee and Research Advisory Board. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of the academic community, including career pipelines and publication process, and an understanding of the federal policy landscape. The ideal candidate also will have strong management skills to oversee staff in charge of the organization’s grantmaking to our five-year cohort of grantees and their research, and collaborate with other senior staff on all aspects of academic programming.

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Digital Communications Manager

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 and the broader global economy. 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 is key to our work, with the goal of making new research relevant, accessible, and informative to the policymaking process.

Equitable Growth has an immediate opening for a Digital Communications Manager, who will play a key role in disseminating cutting-edge academic scholarship and translating it into digital content that is accessible and engaging for the policy and other communities. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have demonstrated digital communications experience with a research or public policy organization, and a strong track record of developing innovative strategies that reach target audiences.

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Policy Expert

Summary:

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonprofit, nonpartisan grantmaking and research center dedicated to exploring the relationship between economic inequality and economic growth in the United States. The successful candidate will lead Equitable Growth’s work within their area of policy expertise and contribute to the organization’s work across all aspects of economic inequality, economic growth, and public policy. Equitable Growth currently has a single opening and is seeking candidates with expertise in labor markets and wages.

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