Posted: Dec 20, 2022
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Senior Community Development Economic Advisor/Community Development Economic Advisor

Full-time
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
Non-Academic Research

Job Summary:

  • Conducts independent research and produces highly specialized original research on topics relevant to housing, community, and economic development, with a focus on housing policy, labor markets, or economic development.
  • Works with a high degree of independence in area of expertise and contributes to Reserve Bank's objective of becoming a knowledge center by publishing in academic journals, writing reports and briefs, giving speeches, and talking to outside audiences.
  • Mentors and guides junior research staff in the department.
  • Develops relationships with other researchers and practitioners in the areas of expertise.

Education and Experience:

Ph.D. in economics, public policy, statistics, city planning or another quantitative social science discipline.

Minimum of 10 years of relevant research-related experience in the area of community development and/or economics required for the senior position, that includes a track record of publications in rigorous economic journals.

Previous experience in giving speeches and presentations on community development or related economic topics.

The candidate’s job grade and salary will be commensurate with their experience, skills, and education. Both established economists and new Ph.D.s are encouraged to apply.

Knowledge and Skills:

Exceptional skills in research methodologies and analytical analysis. Thorough knowledge of and ability to independently apply economic theory and quantitative techniques. Strong knowledge of information management techniques.

Strong knowledge of financial and economic data and general knowledge of banking and bank regulations.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application Instructions:

Applications will only be accepted online using the link below. Your application should include your vita, a cover letter, at least one research paper, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed from mid-January and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Additional information:

Contact: Lei Ding. To learn more about the Philadelphia Fed's Community Development and Regional Outreach Department, visit our Community Development webpage.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia offers an outstanding research environment and competitive salary and benefits.

A requirement of this position is that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

All Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia employees must comply with the Bank's ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the Recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics officer if necessary. You should review the full Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.

Background investigations and drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Candidates for positions deemed as "safety sensitive" will also be screened for the presence of marijuana. Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.

This position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to “Protected Individuals” as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are permanent residents must sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen when eligible to do so and pursue a path to citizenship. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position if they sign a declaration of intent to become a permanent resident and a U.S. citizen and meet other eligibility requirements. In addition, all candidates must undergo an applicable background check and comply with all applicable information handling rules.

This is not a 100% remote opportunity. You will be available to work on-site in at least a hybrid capacity.