Research Associate, Center for Retirement Initiatives - Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
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The Research Associate position is designed to support the work of the Center for Retirement Initiatives. We are seeking a Research Associate who is responsible, detailed-oriented with a strong work ethic and desire to learn about driving policy change at the state and federal level through the Center's education and research initiatives. The Research Associate position is responsible for:
assisting with day to day research and administrative responsibilities, including the preparation of literature reviews,
basic information gathering,
collecting and analyzing data,
policy writing and analysis,
contributing data and/or writing for materials produced by the Center,
other duties assigned, including but not limited to, administrative tasks and conference and program planning.
The Research Associate will have opportunities for professional development by attending conferences and meetings and to become a subject matter expert in areas of public policy and business related to savings, financial services, retirement plans, pensions, asset management and investments.
The Research Associate reports to the Center's Executive Director. The Research Associate contributes significantly to the day to day work of the Center and the Center cannot function without the Research Associates.
The Research Associate is well organized and detail oriented, has strong research and analytical skills, as well as strong writing, interpersonal and communication skills. High degree of professionalism is required. Must also have strong technology and digital skills.
The ideal candidate would possess the following skills and experience:
Bachelor's degree in economics, business, public policy or public administration
Graduate degree candidates (e.g., currently in enrolled in a master's degree in public policy or business or a subject relevant Ph.D. program, such as government, economics, or public administration) are preferred and strongly encouraged to apply
Strong interest in business, economics and public policy (as it relates to financial well-being, inclusion, and security, financial services, asset building, retirement security, aging and demographic trends)
Demonstrated interest in research (e.g., through an internship or independent research project)
Basic understanding of US government at the federal and state levels
Prior work experience
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Experience with technology and digital tools (e.g., common computer software packages, social media, graphic design programs, etc.)
All Research Associates must sign a confidentiality agreement and properly handle all information acquired in the position.
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