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Research Associate, Center for Retirement Initiatives - McCourt School of Public Policy
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Part-time Research Associate, Center for Retirement Initiatives - McCourt School of Public Policy
This part-time (not to exceed 20 hours per week) Research Associate position is designed to support the work of the Center for Retirement Initiatives. The Research Associate is responsible, detailed-oriented with a strong work ethic and desire to learn about driving policy change at the state and federal level through the Center's education and research initiatives. The Research Associate is responsible for assisting with day to day research and administrative responsibilities, including the preparation of literature reviews, basic information gathering, collecting and analyzing data, policy writing and analysis, contributing data and/or writing for materials produced by the Center and other duties assigned, including but not limited to, administrative tasks and conference and program planning. The Research Associate will have opportunities for professional development by attending conferences and meetings and to become a subject matter expert in areas of public policy and business related to savings, financial services, retirement plans, pensions, asset management and investments. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Research, writing, policy analysis
Review and summarize academic literature
Collect, analyze, verify, and summarize information and data
Contribute information, data analysis, and/or writing to materials produced by the Center
Draft policy briefs, blog posts and other materials
State, federal and international legislative and program implementation tracking
Review state executive and legislative sources for legislative activity
Review federal executive and legislative sources for legislative activity
Review and update international policies and programs
Prepare bill summaries
Prepare program summaries
Prepare and/or update state briefs and guides
Administrative and operations support
Prepare website content updates
Maintain the state resource center
Assist with preparing conference and program materials and provide staff support for Center's events, programs, meetings, and conferences
Attend or participate in external meetings or events, which may require travel outside of Washington, DC
Track and assist with grant opportunities
Bachelor's degree in economics, business, public policy or public administration
Graduate degree candidates (e.g., currently in enrolled in a master's degree in public policy or business or a subject relevant Ph.D. program, such as government, economics, or public administration) are preferred and strongly encouraged to apply
Strong interest in business, economics and public policy (as it relates to financial well-being, inclusion, and security, financial services, asset building, retirement security, aging and demographic trends)
Demonstrated interest in research (e.g., through an internship or independent research project)
Basic understanding of US government at the federal and state levels
Prior work experience
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Experience or willingness to learn new technology and digital tools (e.g., common computer software packages, social media, graphic design programs, etc.)
All Research Associates must sign a confidentiality agreement and properly handle all information acquired in the position.
The position may require the ability to work remotely. The RA will be required to work at the Center's office in Washington, DC.once any restrictions are lifted.
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