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- Research Assistant - Family Income Support
- Research Assistant/Associate - Federal Fiscal
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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities seeks a Research Assistant to join its Family Income Support team, which focuses primarily on issues related to cash assistance and work programs for public assistance recipients, but also focuses on other issue areas such as case management and home visiting that are not covered by other teams at the Center. The team does work at both the federal and state levels.
- Collect, prepare, and summarize data and academic research; prepare graphics to illustrate findings.
- Conduct literature reviews and maintain research databases for internal and external use.
- Track state legislation.
- Maintain regular communication with federal and state advocates.
- Contribute to analyses that pertain to major decisions pending before Congress, the executive branch, and state legislatures.
- Respond to information requests by policymakers, the media, and other national and state-level organizations.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree; no prior experience is required.
- Strong data analysis skills and a background in economics, mathematics or statistics, public policy, sociology, or a related field.
- Proficiency in Excel; familiarity with graphics applications; knowledge of STATA useful but not required.
- A demonstrated commitment to accuracy.
- The ability to communicate clearly.
- The ability to work on multiple tasks both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team, often on a time-sensitive basis.
- Familiarity with U.S. poverty-related programs, policies, and concepts and the structural implications of income, racial, and ethnic inequities on communities, families, and individual lives.
Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits including health insurance, dental and vision
care, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and generous vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
This position is an exceptional foundational role for people seeking to build a career in public policy. Under the supervision of senior experts, the Income Support RA will receive strong training in producing meticulous, relevant analyses, and a unique insight into federal and state policymaking processes. The RA will also participate in skill and knowledge development sessions for early-career Center staff.
Terms of Employment
- Full-time; exempt position
- This a 2-year term position
Please submit your application here:
You will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and transcripts. In your cover letter, please include a discussion of what draws you to the mission of the Center.
The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, takes affirmative action to insure that discrimination does not occur against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.