Education Policy Analyst
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The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced and self-motivated policy analyst to join our public education team. The City Charter and state education law direct IBO to provide analyses and issue public reports on city educational policy and to enhance official and public understanding of such matters. This position offers a unique opportunity to study and impact public policy.
A successful candidate for this position will evidence a commitment to critical and rigorous analysis of public policy questions, a deep understanding of public policy analysis, and an interest in urban public education policy. They will also possess knowledge and experience applying complex research designs to large data bases of individual and school level data. The successful candidate will also be able to generate new and interesting lines of inquiry for our research agenda.
Candidates should be analytic, able to demonstrate skills in quantitative research and policy analysis, and have the ability to write clearly about complicated research and data for a wide audience of persons interested in the issues and challenges confronting our city’s schools.
Candidates should have experience using SAS to conduct quantitative analyses as well as solid grounding in statistics and research methodology. Experience in qualitative and mixed-methods research methods is a definite plus. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical.
A graduate degree in Public Policy, Administration, or a related area of social science research, along with two to five years of experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute.
Position requires two years of city residency.
IBO is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter by August 9 to firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please.