Established in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, AIR is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance and capacity building services domestically and internationally in health, social development, education, and workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.
AIR is currently seeking an Economic Researcher to join our growing Workforce program, which houses and supports work in the areas of Career and Technical Education (CTE), Postsecondary Education, Workforce Policies and Programs and Programs, Adult Learning, Individuals with Disabilities, Human Capital Solutions and Training, and employment and training initiatives focused on a wide range of Underserved Populations (justice-involved, opportunity youth, veterans, etc.). Ideal candidates should possess their PhD with a concentration in labor economics or a related field. Candidates will have the opportunities to work in the areas of employment and public policy, job training and retraining, unemployment support, wage determination and equity, and other issues related to human capital formation in the context of postsecondary-to-career pathways, labor supply and demand, and other issues. This position can be remote, hybrid, or fully located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Crystal City, VA; Rockville, MD; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Chapel Hill, NC; Waltham, MA; or Sacramento, CA.
The Economic Researcher will work on multiple projects across the above areas, with responsibilities that include contributing or leading the following:
Relevant expertise, experience, and interest in research and study design, data collection, analysis, and reporting on one or more of the topic areas covered in AIR’s Workforce Program, including but not limited to:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.