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February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

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President and Chief Executive Officer

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466495
Date Posted: 02/01/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
G4 -- Behavioral Finance
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
Ph.D. in Economics policymaking to diversity, equity, and inclusion in policy
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth seeks an accomplished, credible peer and thought leader among academic economists and the economic policymaking community, committed to our unique mission, to lead our organization to its next level of impact. Equitable Growth is actively committed to promoting and maintaining the importance of diversity to its work. We encourage everyone across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, gender identity and expression, educational background, sexual orientation, and religion to apply.

A Unique and Timely Opportunity

At a time of growing economic inequality, the ravaging economic impact of the pandemic, declining economic mobility, and persistent structural racism, the work of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth is more vital than ever. Its fundamental purpose is to examine how economic inequality – in all its forms – affects economic growth and stability, and what policymakers can do about it.

With the recent appointment of the Founding President and CEO, Heather Boushey, to the Biden Administration’s Council of Economic Advisers, the Board seeks a new leader to take this vital and unique organization to its next level of impact.

A Compelling Mission

Since its founding in 2013, Equitable Growth has worked to build a bridge between academics and policymakers to ensure that research on equitable growth and inequality is relevant, accessible, and informative to the policymaking process. A new Administration creates opportunities for Equitable Growth to share the learnings from its broad academic network to key policymakers, as well as continuing to support compelling new academic research that will be important to policymakers now and over time.

The President, and organization, has the support and counsel of many advisors, including a Research Advisory Board consisting of academics across the country and a Steering Committee comprising leading scholars and former government officials.

In its program areas, Equitable Growth seeds new research, supports and engages networks in the academy and in policymaking circles, translates evidence-backed ideas so they are more accessible to policymakers and the public, and advances policy ideas. The next leader of Equitable Growth has an opportunity, building upon a strong framework of research and policy initiatives, to influence the new Administration to drive broad-based growth, and to continue to foster cutting-edge research and policy ideas to address inequality.

Essential Responsibilities & Requirements

The President will continue to foster and safeguard Equitable Growth’s reputation as a trusted source of high-quality academic research and data-driven, credible policy analysis for policymakers and their staffs, the media, partner organizations, opinion leaders and the general public. The President will work with a committed, exceptional Board and an engaged, diverse, and highly talented team, which includes a newly formed union.

Requirements and qualifications include, but are not limited to, a PhD in Economics and/or significant economic policymaking experience. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in policy and in practice is required along with the cultural competence and emotional intelligence to engage in relevant conversations around race and equity with a wide variety of stakeholders and staff.

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Application deadline: 07/31/2021
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