Overview

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at the Bank Street Graduate School of Education is seeking a Senior Research Associate, with expertise in policies that support the economic security and mobility of low-income families. NCCP, founded in 1989, conducts research and translates evidence into actionable recommendations that advocates and policymakers can use to improve the lives and futures of low-income children and their families. The senior research associate will be part of the Family Economic Security (FES) team. Bank Street has a growing research and policy capacity through several research centers. This position is largely funded through external funding.

Required Qualifications
Minimum of a Master’s degree in relevant fields, including public policy, public health, social work, social policy, or economics
Knowledge of policy relevant research related to family economic security (e.g., public benefits, including housing, food security, tax credits, health insurance; economic mobility,) in the United States
Strong programming skills demonstrated through experience with scripting languages such as R, Perl, Python, or PHP
Strong time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong communications skills, including excellent writing skills and supportive and respectful interpersonal communication
Ability to collaborate with researchers within Bank Street and other organizations

Preferred Qualifications
Experience conducting statistical analyses using STATA, R, or similar software, knowledge of data analysis techniques
Web development (HTML) experience, knowledge of JavaScript, and knowledge of MySQL
Ability to communicate research to policy and advocacy audiences
Experience with securing grants and contracts to support research and policy related activities
Outstanding skills working with a diverse staff and audiences in states and communities
Experience working with state and local policy makers and stakeholders to bridge research and policy

Major Responsibilities
Research on US public benefit programs, including locating and interpreting local, state, and federal statutes and rules
Translating policy into programming code to expand and update NCCP’s Family Resource Simulator (FRS) tool, a publicly available policy analysis tool that estimates the impacts of public benefit programs and policy rules on the lives of low-income families. NCCP will provide training for this task
Conducting quantitative analyses on Census data and other data sets

Working closely with partners to ensure deliverables meet their needs
Work with NCCP staff to identify and pursue funding for FES-related and cross-team projects, including projects involving partnerships with other research centers at Bank Street
Communicate with external audiences about NCCP (e.g. through presentations, partnership activities), and help direct communication activities for the Center, including our website and product dissemination.

Diversity
Bank Street College of Education is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition, the College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).

Salary: To commensurate with experience and skills.

Contact: Please submit a cover letter and resume to nccp@bankstreet.edu.

To apply for this job email your details to nccp@bankstreet.edu

About The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) - Bank Street Graduate School of Education

Bank Street College was founded over 100 years ago in the tradition of progressive education and is
committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles. The masters
programs integrate direct experience with children, teachers, and families; exploration and examination
of theory and research; and observation and reflection. Our curriculum supports the development of
intellectual curiosity grounded in a social justice orientation. The National Center for Children in Poverty
is a policy research organization within Bank Street.