The Poverty Research Unit (PRU) of the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity publishes the NYCgov poverty measure for New York City that is a nationally recognized metric for evaluating and targeting policies intended to reduce poverty. The NYCgov poverty measure has become an important tool for evaluating policies, assessing the progress the city has made over time in reducing poverty, and designing new policies to reduce current levels of economic deprivation. NYC Opportunity also releases an annual brief on the economic condition of immigrants in New York City, connecting economic outcomes to legal status.
We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to collaborate on annual production of the poverty report, conduct analysis of poverty data and join a team focused on policy initiatives to reduce poverty and inequality.
The Senior Research Associate's responsibilities will include:
Must have a completed master’s degree from an accredited college in economics or another social policy related field with research experience. Substantial progress towards a doctorate or extensive experience in data analysis is strongly preferred.
This is a permanent, full-time position offering competitive salary and benefits.
The salary range for this position is $84,468 - $111,003 commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please fill out the application form. The form will prompt you to upload a resume and coverletter. Applicants will be asked to provide a writing sample and a code sample related to a relevant research project.
Due to the volume of applications received we may not be able to respond to every application.