JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Child Trends

Poverty Center
Senior Economist

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470607
Date Posted: 10/21/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Arizona, UNITED STATES
California, UNITED STATES
Colorado, UNITED STATES
Alabama, UNITED STATES
Connecticut, UNITED STATES
District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
Delaware, UNITED STATES
Florida, UNITED STATES
Georgia, UNITED STATES
Illinois, UNITED STATES
Indiana, UNITED STATES
Kentucky, UNITED STATES
Maryland, UNITED STATES
Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
Michigan, UNITED STATES
Minnesota, UNITED STATES
Missouri, UNITED STATES
Oregon, UNITED STATES
Wisconsin, UNITED STATES
West Virginia, UNITED STATES
Texas, UNITED STATES
Tennessee, UNITED STATES
New York, UNITED STATES
New Jersey, UNITED STATES
New Hampshire, UNITED STATES
Montana, UNITED STATES
Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
North Carolina, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
D6 -- Welfare Economics
R2 -- Household Analysis
Z1 -- Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
J6 -- Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
Keywords:
Economic Well-Being
Child Poverty
Saftey Net Programs
Economic Mobility
Social Policy
Public Policy
Salary Range: $167,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

We are seeking a Senior Economist to lead the development of Child Trends’ new center focused on child poverty. We are seeking a candidate who is focused on transformation to partner across the organization and aide in the development of applied research center aimed at addressing and reducing child poverty. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of child poverty, strong familiarity with safety net programs for children and families. This position is eligible to be fully remote.

Some Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop a line of inquiry and work that seeks to apply the tools of research, evaluation, or technical assistance to improve the lives of children and youth.
• Conceptualize, design, and implement research relating to the economic mobility.
• Possess a clear understanding of how historic systemic inequality has led to disparities in access to safety net program.

Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Economics, and 7+ years post-doctoral job experience. Applicants with a master’s degree will be considered, with additional experience.
• Deep knowledge of child poverty.
• Strong quantitative or mixed methods skills with expertise in econometrics.
• Strong policy analysis skills.
• Experience with large, national survey and administrative data.
• Demonstrated success fundraising.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2023
Application Instructions:
How to Apply:
Please apply using the link to submit your application or go to www.childtrends.org/about-us/careers. When asked by the system to upload resume, please upload one document that includes your resume, cover letter, transcripts, a writing sample and contact information for three professional references. Materials must be combined into one document in order to be uploaded. If you have any difficulties with this process, please email the requested materials to recruitment (at) childtrends.org. No phone calls please.