Research Analyst, Economic Policy Project

21 Sep, 2022

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Research Analyst, Economic Policy Project

Bipartisan Policy Center
Washington D.C.

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.

BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.

BPC is seeking a Research Analyst to support activities across BPC’s Economic Policy Program (EPP). EPP is committed to developing bipartisan policy recommendations to enhance the prosperity and financial security of the American people. EPP’s work in the coming year will have several principal areas of focus:

  • Fiscal Policy: For years, BPC has been a leader in analyzing government spending programs, tax policy, and the nation’s fiscal challenges. EPP continues to provide up-to-date analysis of U.S. fiscal policy and how, for example, the growing federal debt limits the government’s options to respond to economic and other challenges facing American households. EPP is also a trusted voice on the debt limit, informing policymakers and the public about the risks of a U.S. default and offering policy options to reform the debt limit process. 
  • Economic Opportunity & Financial Security: EPP currently leads several initiatives to increase Americans’ economic security, including developing bipartisan recommendations to reduce child poverty, raise the after-tax incomes of low-wage workers, build emergency savings, make higher education more affordable, and expand paid family leave. BPC crafted and continues to refine an Opportunity Agenda uniting many of these policies to make the case that there is a bipartisan path for action on critical issues facing workers and families in America.
  • Retirement Security: Building on the work of BPC’s Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings, EPP continues to develop policies to help Americans build more secure retirements and provides technical assistance to several congressional offices working on relevant legislation. This includes addressing Social Security’s challenges, developing policies to help Americans save for retirement and prevent savings leakage, and increasing retirees’ lifetime income options.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Research Analyst position at BPC is a versatile one, involving a variety of responsibilities often simultaneously. These may include:

  •  Conducting research on economic and fiscal policy issues
  • Analyzing data to develop policy proposals and budget estimates
  • Building predictive models to project federal government cash flows
  • Drafting written materials, including blogs, issue briefs, legislative explainers, white papers, etc. 
  • Attending stakeholder meetings and managing meeting follow-up activities and priorities
  • Working organization-wide with EPP’s project assistant, events, and communications teams on the planning and execution of public and private events

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  •  Knowledge of and interest in EPP’s issue areas, including passion for finding solutions to improve and enhance Americans’ financial prosperity and economic opportunity
  • Interest and demonstrated experience in conducting policy research, including quantitative and qualitative approaches 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, multi-task, think creatively, and work well in a diverse organization
  • Some knowledge of or experience working with the federal budget and/or the appropriations process is a plus
  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree is required; graduate degree (in public policy, economics, or a related field) or at least two years of work experience is preferred

 

Applicants interested in this position should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and transcript (if a recent graduate). Please submit materials as one PDF file. BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits.  Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references in one document.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.  BPC does not sponsor employment visas.BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

COVID Guidelines

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, and to receive a booster shot as soon as eligible as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law. 

This position is budgeted at $58,000. 

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Job posted: 2022-09-21