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Education Policy Analyst

NYC Independent Budget Office

Education Policy Analyst

The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced and self- motivated policy analyst to work in our public education section. State education law directs the IBO to provide analyses and issue public reportson educational matters of the city and to enhance official and publicunderstanding of such matters.

A successful candidate for this position will evidence deep understanding of the range of issues related to public education and school reform in the urban setting. They will also possess knowledge and experience applying rigorous research designs to large data bases of individual and school level data. The successful candidate will also be able to generate new and interesting lines of inquiry for our research agenda.

Qualifications: Candidates should be detail-oriented, able to demonstrate skills in quantitative research and policy analysis, and have experience identifying and probing issues of public schooling in New York City or other large settings. Must also possess the ability write clearly about complicated research and data for a wide audience of persons interested in the well being of our city's schools. Candidates should have experience using SAS or similar tools to conduct quantitative analyses as well as solid grounding in statistics and research methodology. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical. A graduate degree in Public Policy, Administration, Education or a related area of Social Science, along with two to five years experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute.

Salary range $55,000-$70,000, depending upon experience.

New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service.

How to Apply: Resume and cover letter to or fax to 212-442-0350 by July 7.




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