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.Learn more