Research Associate - Community Development and Regional Economics

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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Missouri, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas CityAs a part of the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City supports a stable financial system. We work across diverse communities throughout our region and nation to foster understanding in our economy, the payments system, and financial institutions for people from all walks of life.

Together, we serve the public and each other in an innovative environment that values the highest ethical standards. Here you'll find support to develop, united in a clear and common purpose with a diverse team.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is recruiting for the position of Research Associate (RA) to support Community Development and Regional Affairs researchers at the Bank. These researchers conduct innovative analysis on a variety of topics, including community development, regional economics, affordable housing, labor economics, survey design, and participatory research methods.

As a Research Associate, you will be based in Kansas City and a part of the Bank’s Research, Regional, and Community Affairs Division. This is an excellent position for someone who is passionate about research, community development, and regional economics, and is considering a higher degree or career in these or related fields.

Key Activities:

  • Working with senior researchers on academic and general audience research projects to help elevate awareness of issues affecting communities and industries in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, including low- and moderate-income households.
  • Gathering and analyzing data, programming economic models, conducting surveys, and preparing charts for presentations and policy briefings on economic and community development conditions.
  • More experienced RAs write for Bank publications, deliver speeches to civic and educational groups, and participate in Federal Reserve System and local community workgroups.

Required Education and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or a closely related field, such as public policy, urban studies, statistics, or mathematics.
  • Proficiency in programming languages and statistical software packages.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong academic record and experience with empirical research and data analysis highly desirable.
  • Flexible officing, with expectation of working in the office and/or on work travel 60% of the time.

To Apply:

  • Please attach a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript copy. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Please apply before July 31, 2024 to be considered.
  • Applications will be pre-screened prior to interview selections. You will receive notification if you have been selected for a phone interview.

Certain eligibility requirements apply.

Our Total Rewards program offers benefits that go beyond the basics featuring:

  • Market-leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401k/Thrift plan
  • Pension plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Vacation & personal time
  • Paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Onsite garage parking at no cost
  • Additional convenience benefits, discounts and more…

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