JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Western Governors University

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Quantitative Research Consultant

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111464579
Date Posted: 12/26/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Quantitative Research Consultant
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: G -- Financial Economics
Consulting, Consumer Finance, Predictive Modeling
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education, WGU has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that receives praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Now, WGU would like to pioneer affordable education financing solutions.

The University Development team is a corporate development team that explores, prioritizes, and executes on strategic initiatives. We are leading a strategic initiative around alternative financial aid to improve access and affordability for students.

As a quantitative research consultant, you will provide consulting services around quantitative research, financial aid product design, and predictive modeling. You will survey academic literature related to consumer and education finance, perform advanced data analytics, architect model development plans, and develop predictive models to accurately forecast job placement patterns, income growth, and financial obligation default of both graduates and non-completers.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD in quantitative field (finance, economics, statistics, or similar field)
• Expertise in R, SAS, or Python
• 2+ years in consumer credit risk modeling

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proficiency in SQL
• 2+ years in management consulting or independent consulting services
• 2+ years employed by or serving higher education-related entities
• Knowledge of consumer ABS securities and markets

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2020
Application Instructions:
Please email CV, contact information of three references (not letters), and a cover letter to Nate Lloyd at