Thursday, January 8, 2015

Center for Economic & Policy Research Position Appropriate for Recent Graduate

Job Description: The Program Assistant for the domestic economic policy program is responsible for a variety of important duties within the organization. She/he will play an essential role in a number of daily tasks assisting the research, outreach and communications staff. Approximately 60 percent of the Program Assistant’s time will be spent preparing documents for publication, which includes proofreading and formatting papers, columns, and press releases, and disseminating these via our website, social media, and mailing lists. Another 20 percent will consist of research assistance, including gathering and graphing various economic data. The remaining 20 percent consists of various administrative tasks, including answering incoming phone calls, assisting in the arrangement of meetings or conferences, serving as a back-up to the office manager, and performing other miscellaneous duties as required.

·  Bachelor's degree (preferably in economics or related field).
·  Experience with proofreading, economic research, and MS Word and Excel are required.
·  Strong attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects and coordinate work flow, ability to work independently and within a team, good written and verbal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a shared commitment to CEPR’s mission and values are necessary. 
·  Experience with publication layout/design, website content management, various social media platforms, and email distribution programs are preferred.

Salary & Benefits: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 70, AFL-CIO.

Closing Date of Position: January 21, 2015

Starting Date: Late January to Early February 2015

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirement via email to Program Assistant Search Committee at No telephone calls or faxes please.