The Center for New York City Affairs (CNYCA), housed within the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at The New School, is an applied policy research organization that works where peopleâ™s lives intersect with government and community organizations to illuminate the impact of public policy on the lives of individuals and communities. Our research focuses on rigorous analysis, practical solutions, and provides real-time feedback for policymakers, providers, and communities.
The Center seeks to hire a Budget and Policy Analyst to join its Economic and Fiscal Policy unit. The Economic and Fiscal Policy unit focuses on local and state economic and budget policies that improve the lives of New York Cityâ™s low- and moderate-income communities, including human services, child care, anti-poverty, tax, minimum wage, workforce and economic development, labor standards, and unemployment insurance and other safety net policies. Our work combines economic analysis with actionable policy responses to immediate needs and that address structural issues undergirding racial and economic disparities.Â
Candidates should be analytic, demonstrate skills in quantitative research and rigorous policy analysis, and have the ability to write about complicated research and policy issues using plain language for a wide range of audiences.Â
Candidates should be comfortable interacting with public officials, agency staff and advocacy organizations.Â Ability to work independently, juggle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines is critical.Â Knowledge of the cityâ™s capital and expense budgets or previous experience researching and analyzing municipal budgets and services a plus.
The successful candidate will report to the Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy at CNYCA. This position is funded by and contingent upon external fundraising beyond the first year.Â
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.Â
Conduct budget and policy analyses based on quantitative and qualitative data and research.
Prepare written policy reports and make oral presentations to internal and external audiences.
Develop and maintain professional relationships with similar analysts in City and StateÂ budget offices and human service, labor, and economic agencies.Â
Represent CNYCA at policy forums.
A graduate degree in public policy or administration, economics, or a related field.
Experience in using SPSS, SAS, Stata or R in large economic data set management and analysis.
Ability to apply rigorous analysis to complex issues, including strong quantitative skills and familiarity using major public data sets.
Ability to engage leaders and staff in community-based organizations and government agencies.Â
Ability to write clearly and succinctly and to make oral presentations.
Active listener, respectful of the contributions of others.
Ability to adhere to the universityâ™s COVID-19 protocols.
Two years of relevant experience. Experience in a budget analysis capacity working for the City of New York is a plus.
Familiarity with geo-mapping and/or data visualization.
Knowledge of New York City economy and government.
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