Senior Associate: Economic Development
Economic Development Research Group (EDR Group) has an immediate opening for an experienced consultant with expertise in conducting economic analysis, program evaluation and impact analysis for economic development programs, policies and projects.
The position involves working as a Project Manager and member of the leadership group for research and consulting in the application of regional economic modeling, program evaluation and economic impact analysis, focusing on the implications of public infrastructure investments and private development programs to support economic development at a local, regional and state level. Candidate must have training and experience in economic base evaluation, benchmarking, and economic impact models. .
The work of Economic Development Research Group is highly empirical, though practical knowledge and understanding of economic development processes is also critically important. This job will involve assisting in development and application of project impact and benefit/cost tools, as well as working with agencies and consulting firms in the application of those tools for program evaluation and project planning. Besides technical analysis, it will also involve significant roles in project management, client services, and business development. This work will also encompass analysis of other economic development programs including workforce training and targeting efforts. It will involve ongoing collaboration with other consulting partners in research efforts, and presentation of research findings to clients and professional organizations.
There are four specific requirements:
1. Education -- a Masters Degree or equivalent in economics, urban/regional planning or public policy;
2. Work Experience -- at least four years of work at a local, regional or state economic development agency, or consulting firm working on analysis projects for those agencies. This experience must include project management, business development, technical analysis and consultant/client interaction;
3. Technical Knowledge -- Familiarity with (and experience applying) methods for economic base and impact analysis (IMPLAN, RIMS-II, REMI, LEAP) and program evaluation (statistical analysis) is required;
4. Communications -- Excellent English speaking and report writing skills, plus an ability to communicate effectively with clients and others in a research team;
To apply, please send your resume, along with a cover letter that clarifies (1) your personal goals and interests, (2) your skills and qualifications for this job, and (3) your availability for working full time at our headquarters in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. If you are not a US citizen, then please describe the status of any work permit or visa to permit you to work in the US.