•PhD or equivalent in economics, public policy, sociology, education, psychology, demography, statistics or a related field is preferred.
•7 to 15 years of professional research experience and a strong reputation for research expertise in labor topics, as proven through publications, presentations, and work won.
•5 years of experience as a project director or principal investigator on labor projects.
•Strong background in designing rigorous research studies (including impact assessment), conducting data analysis, reporting, and dissemination.
•Expertise in analyzing administrative data, conducting rapid cycle evaluations, or applying behavioral insights or human centered design to public program design a plus.
•Established record of leading and mentoring research teams, monitoring projects and budgets, and successfully managing client relations.
•Excellent writing and communication skills and ability to convey complex ideas simply
•Proven track record of developing large and small proposals and winning competitive awards from various funding organizations (e.g., Federal, state, and local government; foundations).
•Commitment to AIR’s mission and the application of research findings for the benefit of stakeholders.
Available Locations: Washington, D.C., Chicago, IL, Waltham, MA or San Mateo, CA offices