MPA and MPP Job list 3 opportunities: Grant/Resource Development (2 positions) and Research Assistant w/ Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Erin Moore erin.moore at
Fri Jan 6 11:40:00 MST 2017

Dear MPA Students and Alum,

Please see the attached documents describing new positions available with Utah Community Action. Additionally, see the email below from Paul Jones with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.



Good Afternoon,
My name is Paul Jones of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  I’m reaching out today with information for an open position of Research Assistant  in our Federal Budget department.   Below is an example of our posted job offer and any graduate or recent undergraduate students that you feel may be interested is encouraged to apply on our website at:

Please be sure to post this where ever you fill is appropriate.

Research Associate or Assistant - Federal Budget Policy
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is seeking a Research Associate or Assistant (RA) – title commensurate with experience – to work with a team of highly skilled national policy analysts on a range of spending, tax, and low-income policy issues.  The Center is a non-profit research organization with a national reputation for rigorous analysis of fiscal policies and an ability to influence policy debates.
The RA will be part of the Federal Fiscal team, and will work on current federal budget policy issues, including those related to Social Security retirement and disability benefits.  The Center has a particular focus on how policies affect lower-income families and individuals, and examines the fiscal implications of such proposals, how their benefits would be distributed across different income groups, and the extent to which they are likely to achieve their stated objectives.
The position involves collecting and analyzing data, developing written analyses and graphic presentations of findings, examining pending legislative and policy options, and using academic research and other resources.  The RA will help prepare reports and analyses that pertain to major decisions pending before Congress and the Executive Branch.  The RA will also help with projects for Policy Futures, a new Center initiative that focuses on medium- and long-term policy challenges, particularly the link between budget choices and the need to boost economic security and opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.  In addition, the RA will often respond to information requests by policymakers, the media, and other national organizations. The RA will also perform other duties as required.
This position is an exceptional foundational role for people seeking to build a career in public policy. Under the supervision of senior experts, the federal budget RA will receive strong training in producing meticulous, relevant analyses, and a unique insight into federal policymaking processes.  The RA will also participate in a program of skill and knowledge development sessions for early-career Center staff.
* We will consider applicants with a bachelor’s or advanced degree (an advanced degree is not required).
* Strong writing and quantitative skills, and the ability to work on multiple tasks both independently and part of a highly collaborative team, often on a time-sensitive basis.
* A background in economics, public policy, statistics, or a related field.
* Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to accuracy.
* A two-year commitment is expected.
Compensation:  Salary and title commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including three health insurance options; dental and vision care; life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; MERP; DCAP; and generous vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
Application: Please submit your application using the online form below. You will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and transcripts.  In your cover letter, please include a discussion of what draws you to the mission of the Center.
No calls, please.
The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, takes affirmative action to ensure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

Thank you

Paul Jones
Administrative Assistant for Budget and Communication Departments
Center on Budget and Policy Priorites
pjones at<mailto:pjones at>
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