Thursday, April 7, 2016

JOBS | Opening for Labor Economist, MA Level


Full-Time Senior Research Associate
The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS), housed at the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, seeks a full-time senior research associate to work as part of a team that performs research on jobs and the economy, prepares career planning informational tools, and provides strategic consulting. The overall function of the NYCLMIS is to help education, workforce  and economic development policy makers and practitioners to better align their programs and policies to the demands of the labor market  The heart of our work is a mission to advocate for strategies that improve opportunities for those at the bottom of the economic ladder.  For more information about NYCLMIS, see its  website at http://www/

With supervision and support from the director of the NYCLMIS and other senior staff, the data research associate will:
§  Analyze economic, labor market, labor force, and other data;
§  Conduct interviews and focus groups;
§  Write reports and briefs;
§  Create presentation materials;
§  Work on multiple projects simultaneously; and
§  Participate in other research and technical assistance activities as needed.

The qualifications NYCLMIC seeks include:
§  Master's degree and at least 3 years professional experience in a related research/policy role (experience may be substituted for education);
§  Strong quantitative skills including data cleaning, merging, analysis, and management:
-         Advanced facility with at least one statistical analysis software package (STATA, R, SAS, SPSS);
-         Experience using a wide variety of public data sources, like the American Community Survey the QCEW, and other New York State Department of Labor products; and
-         Ability to communicate research findings clearly to diverse audiences, including clear writing and production of charts and figures.
§  Experience collecting, analyzing and summarizing information using qualitative methods, such as document review and semi-structured interviews;
§  Familiarity with – or interest in –workforce development policies and programs; and
§  Experience working within a client-centered, team- and project-based environment.

NYCLMIS offers a competitive salary that is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. The full-time position comes with a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage and – after one year of employment – participation in the RFCUNY retirement package.

Growth Potential
The right candidate will be able to take on or advance into other roles including conceiving and designing research projects for submission to competitive grants and directing projects in collaboration and support from the NYCLMIS director.

To apply, go to the RFCUNY Research Jobs web page, and search for PVN # GS-1603-001084 or “senior research associate” at the CUNY Graduate Center. Please be sure to include both resume and cover letter in your application. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities act, E-verify employer.