JOE - May 2013

Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Division of Consumer & Community Affairs
Consumer & Community Development
Manager, Consumer & Community Development Research (#9269)
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Manager, Consumer & Community Development Research (#9269)
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
A -- General Economics and Teaching
A1 -- General Economics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
E2 -- Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
F -- International Economics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
P -- Economic Systems
Deadline Date: 06/2013
Salary Range: 119,500-205,570

JOE ID Number: 201305_398780

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The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC, is seeking a Manager of Research to join the Consumer & Community Affairs division.

The Manager is responsible for managing section resources directed to implementing activities supporting research and analysis on consumer finance and community development issues. Monitors developments and trends in consumer finance, community development, and consumer credit through primary data collection. Conducts economic research and analysis on specific consumer and community development topics for dissemination through various forms such as conference presentations, government reports and journal publications. Serves as an internal consultant for work on consumer financial services laws and regulations. Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Director, exercising broad independence in managing personnel.

The position requires a Ph.D. in economics, consumer finance, public policy, or equivalent experience and credentials. Requires five years specific experience in managing and leading highly complex research projects, collecting survey data, and publishing research on consumer finance topics in academic journals. Must have demonstrated ability to direct staff, set priorities, assess staff performance, make budgetary recommendations, and manage budgets. Must have extensive experience making public presentations and writing reports accessible to a broad range of readers. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential. Must demonstrate a highly refined analytical ability. Expertise in survey and sampling methodology and design is preferred. Prior experience in public service is preferred.

The Manager of Consumer and Community Development Research is positioned to conceptualize, carry out, and disseminate original research that advances the Board s and public s understanding of the key factors affecting the financial experiences of consumers and their communities. The section also acts as an internal consultant to other functions of the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, other divisions, and Board Members, providing data and analysis to inform broader policy discussions and decisions.

The Manager directs a group of four economists, three research assistants, and a project manager. The Manager is also responsible for the planning and execution of a large, biennial research conference focused on community development issues. The Manager will have significant input into the creation of medium- and long-term research priorities that focus on consumers and communities.

The Federal Reserve offers an excellent benefits package and flexible work schedule, academic assistance and many training opportunities. The Federal Reserve System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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