JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Community Service Society of NY

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Policy Research and Advocacy
Senior Economist – Labor Market

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452105
Date Posted: 11/06/2014
Date Inactive: 12/31/2014
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Economist – Labor Market
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: New York City, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
J6 -- Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
J3 -- Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
J7 -- Labor Discrimination
labor economics, poverty, income inequality, applied research, advocacy
Salary Range: Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Community Service Society (CSS) is a leading NYC-based non-profit organization working to alleviate poverty through research, advocacy, litigation, and direct service innovation. We seek a dynamic labor and regional economist to join our Policy Team. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Policy Research and Advocacy, the position calls for experience carrying out applied research to drive advocacy for public policies that promote upward mobility for low-wage workers in New York City, increase labor force participation, reduce poverty and address income inequality. The senior economist will keep abreast of labor market issues and poverty trends, enabling CSS to comment on breaking news and issues.

Responsibilities include:
• Identifying compelling topics and producing publishable research that is newsworthy, influential and accessible to a broad audience in the progressive community, and
• Leading research-based advocacy that elevates CSS priorities on the public agenda and builds support for policy change and legislation.

Qualifications include a graduate degree in economics (PhD preferred) with experience advocating for change in the policy arena. Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong quantitative background, expertise using major public data sets, and the ability to work as part of a small professional team and in coalitions required.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/31/2014
Application Instructions:
Submit Resume and Cover Letter to:
Community Service Society of New York
HR Department
105 E. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010
Please indicate job code# PRA-1 on the subject line


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