Economist – Independent Budget Office (IBO)

Position: Economist

Details:

The Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced economist with a keen interest in public policy to join our tax and economics team. The focus of the position is New York City’s real property tax. Candidates with a background in public finance, tax policy analysis, and an understanding of the New York City economy and real estate markets are strongly preferred. Ongoing responsibilities include quantitative research on economics and public finance, forecasting the city’s property tax, and evaluating property tax policy issues. A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, or related fields or a master’s degree with substantive equivalent work experience is preferred. Experience in an applied research organization and writing for a policy-oriented audience a plus.

Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate skills in quantitative research and policy analysis. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment, juggling multiple tasks, and interacting with a variety of stakeholders on relevant city issues. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical.

Salary range: $70,000-$95,000, depending upon experience.

How to Apply:

IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service; others may reside in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam, or Westchester counties. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card (“green card”) or renewable work permit.

To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to econproptax@ibo.nyc.ny.us or fax to 212-442-0350 by March 3. No phone calls please

Graduate Research Internship (paid) – CESR

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Graduate Research Internship (paid) on economic, social and cultural rights in transitions

General Information

CESR is looking for a graduate research intern to work part-time for 3-4 months starting in February or March 2017. Days and hours of work are flexible, although a commitment of 2 days a week would be ideal. CESR’s office is in Manhattan, NY, but arrangements for off-site internships may be considered.

To apply, please send the following items to internship@cesr.org.:

  • your resume
  • a cover letter explaining your interest and specific qualifications
  • a short writing sample (1-2 pages) on any relevant topic (an excerpt from a longer piece is fine)

Please indicate “Transitions Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the end of February. Early applications are strongly encouraged and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Please note that CESR will also be recruiting further paid interns to work on other program areas later this year. In particular, we will be recruiting for full- or part-time summer internships soon. Therefore, if this particular internship does not fit well with your experience and interest, please check back in April or May.

Intern responsibilities



This internship is designed to focus specifically on a new project CESR is developing on economic, social and cultural rights in political transitions. The main tasks will be research, fact-checking, drafting and editing. The intern may also contribute occasionally to other projects, in particular our work on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Qualifications

Required

  • Recently completed, or in pursuit of a graduate degree in law, social science or a related field, especially human rights and/or international development;
  • Strong academic research skills and experience (qualitative research experience essential; quantitative research a bonus);
  • Consistent attention to detail;
  • Capacity to read, write and communicate fluently in English;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Knowledge of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights;
  • Knowledge of the literature on political transitions, in particular some familiarity with/study of the field of transitional justice;
  • Capacity to work independently.

Highly desirable

  • Capacity to read, write and communicate in Spanish;
  • Background knowledge on human rights monitoring methodologies;
  • Familiarity with/study of one or more countries that have undergone or are undergoing significant political transitions in recent decades, in particular knowledge of Peru, Timor-Leste, Nepal, Colombia or Tunisia;
  • Familiarity with resource centers and databases, especially on socio-economic and development data from various international agencies and trusted sources.

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE – UNITED NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSES

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JOB TITLE: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE
JOB DESCRIPTION:
UNITED NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSES (UNH) is the membership organization of 37 NYC settlement houses and community centers that collectively serve over 500,000 New Yorkers annually. UNH promotes and strengthens the neighborhood-based, multi-service approach to improving the lives of New Yorkers in need and the communities in which they live. Rooted in the history and values of the settlement house movement, UNH supports its members through policy development, advocacy and capacity-building activities.
UNH seeks an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join its Policy & Advocacy Department. The Civic Engagement Associate will play a key role in expanding UNH member organization capacity and participation in advocacy activities, including trainings, peer groups, voter registration drives and community mobilization. The Civic Engagement Associate will work closely with the Department’s Co- Directors and Policy Analysts in support of existing UNH initiatives, including campaigns for early childhood education, after-school programs, youth employment, adult literacy, older adults and other community-based services. The Civic Engagement Associate must be prepared to take on additional responsibilities and engage on related issues of importance to UNH members and their communities as they emerge.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Developing collaborative relationships with human services and youth services providers and other sector colleagues;
    • Mobilizing grassroots support to advance recommended policy changes or respond to emerging issues;
    • Organizing UNH member settlement house participation in advocacy trainings and activities, as well as facilitating on-going engagement;
    • Educating policy makers on critical human services programs and relevant policies in City and State budgets;
      • Supporting the operations of existing advocacy campaigns led by Policy and Advocacy Department; and
      • Contributing to the overall goals and work of the Policy and Advocacy Department.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in an advocacy/organizing position. Candidate should have experience with, and knowledge of city and/or state government. A minimum of two years’ experience in policy or advocacy is strongly preferred. Knowledge of services for youth and young adults is preferred, but not required. Candidate must have a strong commitment to community- based services, be a self-starter and able to work independently as well as collaboratively, possess strong organizational and communication skills and be detail-oriented.
SALARY INFORMATION
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental and retirement plans.
TO APPLY
Send resume, writing sample and salary expectations to: Civic Engagement Associate Search Committee, United Neighborhood Houses, 70 West 36th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Or email unhjobs@unhny.org. Application deadline: February 28th, 2016.

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Housing Fellowship – NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and NYC Housing Development Corporation

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The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and NYC Housing Development Corporation are seeking applicants for the 2017-2019 HPD-HDC Housing Fellows class.

Please click here for further details on the fellowship, agencies and the selection process.

Complete applications, with all the accompanying documents, must be submitted by 4pm on Friday, February 10th, 2017. If you, or your students, have additional questions, you can email housingfellows@hpd.nyc.gov.