Research Analyst
  • Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We have become a leading voice in economic policy debate—with a focus on corporate power, public power, inclusion, and the changing economy. We promote bold policy reforms to redefine the American economy and our democracy.

    The Research Analyst will be responsible for project management and deliverables, with a critical role in our projects on labor focusing on workforce development. In addition to conducting research and writing analytical reports on findings, the Research Analyst will manage projects through our internal process, working with fellows/researchers and coordinating with other departments. The Research Analyst will also contribute to the strategic direction of projects, working with our development team on funding proposals. Additionally, the Research Analyst may work on institutional papers, events, and other projects.

    The Research Analyst will make sure that all project activities are aligned with defined outcomes. The Research Analyst will also advise on program effectiveness and progress; troubleshoot problems related to projects’ implementation; convene meetings with stakeholders to define and resolve issues; assist with project evaluation and reporting, and determine methodologies.

    The position reports to the Managing Director of the Think Tank and is collaborative with other departments.

    This is a non-management, unionized, team leader role.


    The Research Analyst’s main responsibilities include:


    ·       Gather and help produce information that will be useful at the outset of the project.

    ·       Oversee the design, planning, and implementation of assigned research initiatives.

    ·       Create processes to manage and analyze data (quantitate and qualitative).

    ·       Write and edit reports, memos, strategy briefs, blog posts, and other documents.

    ·       Track and manage project deliverables to ensure on-time delivery and budget.

    ·       Laterally manage team members to complete logistics and tasks for projects.

    ·       Plan and manage logistics for meetings and events that involve internal and external audiences.

    ·       Synthesize key feedback and information from managers, fellows/researchers and others (quantitative and qualitative).

    ·     Engage and collaborate with national, state and local partners, which may include community organizations, academic institutions, direct service organizations, think tanks, professional associations, government officials, and media.

    ·       Potentially manage an associate if there is growth in the program.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.


    Educational Requirements:

    ·      Master's degree in Social Science, including Economics, Political Science, Sociology or any other related field.

    ·      Possess knowledge of a discipline that is generally associated with the attainment of a master's degree in the Social Sciences, including Economics, Political  Science, Sociology, or other fields.

    Work Requirements:

    ·      5+ years leading research projects in a Think Tank, academic, government or non-profit environment

    ·      Strong grounding in the research and policy debates surrounding the US labor market, economic inequality and low-wage work, with experience or familiarity with workforce development and/or skills-training programs strongly preferred.

    ·      Demonstrated ability to drive own projects.

    ·      Excellent analytic and research skills, including in-depth policy analysis; ability to shape arguments for complex policy proposals; ability to synthesize findings from technical research literature across multiple social science and legal disciplines; and ability to manipulate and analyze labor market data.

    ·      Excellent writing skills.

    ·      Strong oral communication skills and ability to make public presentations

    ·      Proficiency in using research and data analysis tools and resources (STATA, Compustat, Jstor, LexisNexis, Proquest, NBER) a plus.

    ·      Willingness to be a team player.

    ·      Passion for the Roosevelt Institute’s mission to illuminate and contest power in the economy.

    Roosevelt is equal opportunity employer and, as affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. There is a handicapped-accessible, all gender/gender-neutral bathroom on site.







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