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Now Hiring: Research Assistant

The Joint Center is seeking a Research Assistant.

The Research Assistant will assist the Joint Center’s Economic Policy Director and Senior Fellow of Diversity & Inclusion in conducting research and public education on various economic and political topics of importance to Black communities. The person will be responsible for assisting Joint Center researchers in a variety of non-administrative tasks, including preparing and maintaining datasets, creating graphs and figures for reports, and providing other support in a detailed and highly accurate manner. The preferred candidate will have the knowledge and oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress and will have demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills. The Research Assistant will be expected to work independently and accurately. The person will also need to resolve technical issues that may arise during the research process.

We prefer someone with experience working with various datasets and assisting with data visualization. The Research Assistant must be open to working in a startup-like environment. Previous research experience at a think tank or other research organization is a plus.

The Joint Center has a small team and operates much like a start-up. The ideal candidate for this position should be flexible, and comfortable working in a quickly changing environment. They will be a critical thinker, a solid communicator, and able to work on a team effectively.

The Joint Center is focused on the goal of driving policy change in service of the African American community, and candidates for this role should be passionate about these issues.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, demonstrated research experience, solid communication skills, ability to work effectively on a team, attention to detail, organizational skills, responsive to deadlines, excellent judgment, ability to follow through on tasks, outstanding interpersonal skills, tenacity, flexibility, and resilience.

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. The salary for this position is generous relative to comparable positions and comes with an excellent benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, life insurance, and an employer-match 401(k).

No phone calls please.

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About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.