Performs economic appraisals, including cost-benefit analysis, of market shaping proposals.
Analyzes policy challenges such as climate mitigation, climate adaptation, and pandemic preparedness.
Investigates technologies such as cooling, improved crop varieties, carbon removal, and vaccines.
Collaborates with market shaping proposal advocates, innovators, and funders.
Maintains and builds key relationships with the executive and legislative branches of the federal government to impact relevant policy and funding opportunities. Provides expertise to Congress and the federal agencies in the formulation of key policy decisions.
Develops relationships with University faculty and administration to learn about and convey University initiatives to the federal government. Communicates information about pending federal programs and projects to University officers to help faculty and administration anticipate and participate in federally sponsored programs of interest.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masterâ™s degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, public policy, or related discipline.
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, including 2+ years of experience managing teams and projects.
Budgets, fundraising and grant management.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Project management skills; plan tasks for teams, monitor progress, make corrections to plans.
Fluent in English.
Data and spreadsheet skills (e.g. building models for economic and financial appraisal).
Comfort with uncertainty and willingness to engage in back-of-the-envelope, or Fermi, economic calculations and estimates.
Team player with good problem-solving and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills.
Work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Careful understanding of economic incentives and an ability to creatively apply economic principles.
Curiosity and interest in climate change, biosecurity, including pandemic preparedness.
Excellent analytical and critical-thinking skills.
Manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
Experience managing teams and projects.
Develop and maintain strong partnerships with external collaborators, funders, journalists, or other important constituencies.
Support building relationships across diverse cultures and backgrounds, within the University, the regional ecosystem, and globally.
Excellent oral and written communication and public speaking skills including the ability to translate technical ideas into non-technical content.
Familiarity with working in a university setting.
Perform tasks mostly indoors in an office setting.
Work independently for periods of eight (8) hours or more.
International travel, some travel to low and middle income countries.
Extensive domestic travel to Washington, D.C., New York and California.
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