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Education Policy Analyst. This position offers a unique opportunity to study and impact public policy. The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced and self-motivated policy analyst to join our public education team. 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 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 databases 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 well-being of our city’s schools. 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 of experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute. Salary range $58,000-$85,000, depending upon experience. EOE. Position may require two-year city residency.

How to Apply

IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residence is required within three months of the start date for all positions. 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.

Send resume and cover letter by December 23 to or fax to 212-442-0350. No phone calls, please.