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 Sr. Research Associate will work on both data management and data analysis tasks. Data analysis will be related to poverty metrics, anti poverty policies, and equity issues. The Sr. Research Associate will be primarily responsible for maintaining and advancing NYC Opportunity’s poverty metrics, estimating immigrant populations and poverty rates, and assisting in production of the NYCgov poverty measure. The Senior Research Associate's responsibilities will include:
We understand that candidates may not have all of the skills we are seeking below. We encourage those interested to apply even if they do not meet all of them. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team.
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 $97,138 - $111,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to provide sponsorship to prospective employees.
Please fill out the application form. The form will prompt you to upload a resume and cover letter.
In addition to the application form, candidates will have to complete a separate application on the NYC job portal (Job ID: 544306).
Due to the volume of applications received we may not be able to respond to every application.
This position will require work from our office in Downtown Manhattan. Please note that as of September 13, 2021, NYC government employees are no longer working remotely.
All new staff are required by the City of New York to be vaccinated against Covid-19.