Reports To: Policy Director

Class: Exempt/full-time

Summary:

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a research and grantmaking
organization that engages with academics and policymakers to better understand and
address the effects of economic inequality. 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 Fellow.


Responsibilities:

  • Work with Policy Director to elevate Equitable Growth research to a broader, policy-oriented audience
  • Synthesize academic research to draft policy briefs, analyses, and other original content, and coordinate with Equitable Growth teams to develop policy-relevant written materials and graphics, and timely events
  • 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
  • Support fundraising strategies for policy development and dissemination

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant work experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience on a range of economic policy issues
  • Knowledge of federal economic policymaking institutions, including Congress, executive branch agencies, the White House, and the Federal Reserve required; familiarity with state-level policymaking preferred
  • Quantitative research skills and strong analytical abilities
  • Proven ability to produce an array of content highlighting policy-relevant information
  • Ability to read and work with data sets
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to operate under tight deadlines in a fast-paced, high-pressure, start-up environment
  • Commitment to Equitable Growth’s mission and goals

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