Education Budget & Policy Analyst The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced and self-motivated policy analyst to work in our public education section. This position offers a unique opportunity to study and impact public policy. State education law directs the IBO to provide analyses and issue public reports on educational matters of the city and to enhance official and public understanding of such matters.
A successful candidate for this position will evidence a deep understanding of public policy analysis and an interest in urban public education policy. A successful candidate will also possess knowledge and experience applying rigorous research designs to large data bases of individual and school level data. Interest and proficiency in data visualization and the analysis of geospatial data would be considered a plus. The successful candidate must be able to collaborate with other team members on group projects and also be able to generate and pursue 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 ideally have experience identifying and probing issues of public education in New York City or other settings. Candidates should have experience using SAS to conduct quantitative analyses as well as solid grounding in statistics and research methodology.
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’ experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute. Salary range $58,000-$72,000, depending upon experience.
- How to apply
Resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 212-442-0350 by March 16. No phone calls please.
IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service; others may reside in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam, or Westchester counties. Salaries are commensurate with experience and competitive with other government agencies; an excellent benefits package is also provided.
Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card ("green card")
or renewable work permit. Qualified applicants will be contacted. All
resumes will be kept on file for one year.