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February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis

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Director, Institute for Economic Equity

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466878
Date Posted: 05/14/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Director, Institute for Economic Equity
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Remote work option, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Salary Range: Officer Level
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The St. Louis Fed's responsibilities include promoting stable prices, economic growth and a sound financial system, providing payment services to financial institutions, supporting the U.S. Treasury's financial operations, and advancing economic education, community development and fair access to credit.


We are looking for an Officer to serve as the inaugural Director of our new Institute for Economic Equity (the Institute), launched in February 2021 to support an economy in which everyone can benefit regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or where they live. The Institute will examine the barriers to economic equity experienced by individuals and communities across the U.S. and regionally and to advance evidence-based ideas to dismantle those barriers. The Institute will build on previous research conducted by the St. Louis Fed underscoring how structural and historical factors, including racism and discrimination, contribute to economic inequities. Its research will largely focus on income and wealth issues, with an emphasis on economic outcomes experienced by historically marginalized groups. The Director will report to a Vice President and shape the Institute's development and advancement. You also will participate in regular briefings with St. Louis Fed leadership to advise on the impact issues associated with economic equity have on the economy and work with other researchers and engagement staff working on behalf of the St. Louis Fed to foster greater economic participation among groups that are lower-income or historically marginalized.

The Institute is comprised of already existing staff including:
• a senior researcher and data scientist;
• a research and analysis team focused on regional equity issues, composed of a director, two policy advisors, and a lead analyst;
• and a senior policy advisor, focused on leveraging the Institute's expertise regionally and nationally.


• Develop and pursue a vision and blueprint for the Institute, its research agenda, and priorities
• Conduct research and oversee staff advancing the Institute's priorities.
• Build the national and regional reputation of the Institute by speaking at public events, advising policymakers, and responding to media interview requests.
• Provide briefings to senior Bank leadership on emerging issues and policy implications.
• Partner with researchers and leaders across the Federal Reserve System and at other research institutions to extend the Institute's influence and produce collaborative work.
• Foster a team and collaborative approach to build research partnerships across organizations.
• Lead regional and national dialogues and conferences advancing the aims of the Institute.


• PhD in economics, required
• Excellent research abilities and can share findings in an array of accessible formats to reach a broad audience.
• Experience managing applied quantitative research and ability to promote rigorous, objective research.
• Leadership and strategic vision skills, including a forward-thinking orientation, ability to overcome resistance, supporting and motivating professional staff, and to create positive outcomes aligned with our organization's vision, values, and goals.
• A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Candidates with less experience may be hired at a lower job grade or salary.
• Travel (25%).


Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

• Pension plan, 401K, Comprehensive Insurance Plans, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Onsite Wellness & Fitness Center, Backup Dependent Care (Child & Adult), and more

Ranked as the #2 Top Workplace in the St. Louis Region in 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees' diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2021