Economic and Workforce Deveopment Research Assistant

Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness   Arlington, VA   Full-time     Research
Posted on November 11, 2021

Economic and Workforce Development Research Assistant -- Arlington, VA (Rosslyn metro) -- Temporary/partial remote work due to COVID

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) is a not-for-profit organization providing U.S. based state and local policymakers with the information needed to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic development strategies.

The Research Assistant will assist CREC in accomplishing its mission by supporting the organization’s networking, technical assistance, and research activities by:

--Supporting our work with associations of economic & workforce development professionals, public data producers, and community indicators data users.

--Helping to maintain Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) data products including the Cost of Living Index, State Business Incentive Database, and State Economic Development Program Expenditures Database.

--Performing research and analysis for CREC’s technical assistance programs including literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and visualizing data through charts, graphs, and maps for local, regional, state, federal, and philanthropic clients.

--Create and disseminate web, newsletter, and other media content relevant to economic, community indicators, and workforce development practitioners.

Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred. Permission to work in the U.S. is required.

For full-time regular employees, CREC provides medical, dental, and vision insurance and a Health Savings Account, paid Federal Holidays, Paid Time Off Leave accrual, contributions to a company 401k Retirement Savings Plan, plus special leave for the end-of-year holiday season.