At Keybridge we are always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team.  If you have a desire to work on issues at the forefront of economics, public policy, and corporate social responsibility and accountability we invite you to contact us.

Keybridge is currently accepting applications for the full-time Research Assistant and Associate positions. The application deadline for the summer 2020 Research Assistant is November 1st.


Start Date: Summer 2020

Years of Experience: 0-3

Degree Required: Bachelor’s

Location: Washington, DC

POSITION SUMMARY

The research assistant position provides individuals with the opportunity to work closely with experts in economics and public policy and to develop the fundamental skills needed to succeed in these fields.  In particular, research assistants are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Drafting analytical notes, memos, and reports on current economic and public policy issues.
  • Performing quantitative analysis to identify emerging economic and financial trends.
  • Conducting background research and drafting literature reviews for analytical studies.
  • Collecting and organizing data for surveys and case studies.
  • Preparing charts, data tables, and presentations.

A successful individual will be able to work simultaneously and independently in multiple areas of research, quickly learning new topics, methods, and statistical software packages, as needed.  As a growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit, Keybridge seeks motivated candidates who are interested in opportunities to demonstrate initiative and develop rapidly expanding responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS & SELECTION CRITERIA

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or related field.
  • Strong interest in economics and the application of economic tools to public policy issues.
  • Strong interest in writing and an ability to draft analyses with little supervision.
  • Proven quantitative skills, including statistical and econometric analysis.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Familiarity with statistical software (Stata and R Studio), geospatial analysis software (ArcGIS), and data visualization software packages (Tableau).
  • Capacity to simultaneously work on a variety of issues and engage with multiple projects.
  • Ability to independently adjust to changing priorities and meet objectives within agreed upon deadlines.
  • Exceptional work ethic and good sense of humor.

Current areas of interest to our clients include: macroeconomics and global economic risks, energy policy, environmental policy, regulatory policy, international finance, public health, hazard mitigation, and emergency management.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Keybridge offers compensation packages that include competitive base salaries; performance-based bonuses; 100% employer-paid, platinum-rated health insurance plans; retirement savings accounts with 4% employer matching and immediate vesting; and paid parental (maternity, partner, and adoption) leave.

TO APPLY

Complete the application form linked here or below. No phone calls, please.

If you have a passion for creative problem solving and are interested in working on economic and policy issues in a collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply. We welcome applications from individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Keybridge is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Start Date: Immediately

Practice Area: Macroeconomics

Location: Washington, DC

POSITION SUMMARY

We’re seeking a highly motivated individual with deep intellectual curiosity and a passion for macroeconomics and public policy to join our team. This is a strong mid-level role at a growing firm where you will be asked to roll up your sleeves and help shape the future of the Macroeconomics Practice.

As an Associate, you will work with other members of the Macroeconomics Practice to manage and deliver analytical and consulting services to a variety of clients, including private companies, trade associations, non-profit organizations, and government entities. You will be expected to exercise advanced problem-solving skills and creativity and to apply economic principles and analytical approaches to real-world problems. We’ve found that successful candidates are able to work simultaneously and independently across multiple subject-matter areas, quickly learning new topics or methods as needed. Current areas of focus for the Macroeconomics Practice and our clients include:

  • Short-term and medium-term outlook for U.S. economy
  • Developments in the U.S. financial sector (e.g., cost of and access to credit among consumers and small businesses; consumer and business financial stress; evolution of financial sector and rise of fintech)
  • Federal regulatory policy
  • U.S. fiscal and monetary policy
  • International public policy developments as they pertain to the U.S. economy (e.g., health of G20 economies and emerging markets, status of trade policy)
  • Other policy topics with a nexus to U.S. economic performance

This position will provide you with opportunities to develop expertise in a variety of economic and policy topics, as well as apply new skills in the context of an up-tempo work environment. You will work alongside a creative, inter-disciplinary team of economists and policy professionals and engaged clients, breaking new ground in terms of the tactics, tools, and insights our clients use to carry out their mission.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

As an Associate you will be expected to:

Knowledge Management & Thought Leadership

  • Maintain a solid and expanding knowledge base around macroeconomic developments in general and policy issues relevant to client projects in particular.
  • Actively participate in team brainstorming sessions to identify clients’ analytical and strategic needs and ways to address them.

Data Analysis & Reporting

  • Conduct economic, data, and public policy analysis. Tasks include (but are not limited to) identifying data requirements, designing analytical approaches, and applying a creative mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to address client needs.
  • Translate complex analytical results into clear and compelling insights that have a clear nexus to client interests and needs.
  • Develop presentations and written reports for technical and non-technical audiences, utilizing charts, dashboards, infographics, and other forms of data visualization to communicate clearly, concisely, and comprehensively.

Project Management

  • Assist with formulating project work plans with realistic timelines, budgets, and resource allocations.
  • Execute project work plans, including coordinating internal work efforts, ensuring that deadlines and objectives are met within an established budget constraint, and assisting project leaders with preparing progress reports.

Supervisory

  • Provide oversight to more junior staff, including delegating tasks, providing feedback, and instructing on analytical frameworks and methods.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Advanced degree in economics, public policy, business, or related field with at least two years of work experience in an economic research, public policy analysis or consulting field; or a relevant undergraduate degree and at least three to five years of experience in an economic research, public policy analysis, or consulting field.
  • Passion for public policy and the application of economic tools to policy challenges.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including knowledge and application of economic principles and concepts, statistics, data analytics, and econometrics.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience with effectively communicating to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong project management skills, including experience translating general requests into clear goals and objectives. Experience building work plans, budgets, and schedules is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and a meticulous attention to detail, with a proven track record of producing high-quality, client-ready work within established timing and budget constraints.
  • Demonstrated client management skills — including experience communicating directly with clients through formal and informal channels (e.g., calls, emails, meetings, presentations). Experience as a project lead is a plus.
  • Ability to operate collaboratively within a team environment while also moving work forward independently as needed. Prior supervisory experience is a plus.
  • Proven ability to multitask in a professional service environment that often requires last minute adjustments to team and client priorities.
  • Naturally curious personality with a drive to understand how the world works and a demonstrated ability to quickly learn new topics or methods as needed.
  • Collegial “team-first” attitude, positive outlook, and a good sense of humor.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Keybridge offers compensation packages that include competitive base salaries; performance-based bonuses; 100% employer-paid, platinum-rated health insurance plans; retirement savings accounts with 4% employer matching and immediate vesting; and paid parental (maternity, partner, and adoption) leave.

TO APPLY

Complete the application form linked here or below. No phone calls, please.

If you have a passion for creative problem solving and are interested in working on economic and policy issues in a collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply. We welcome applications from individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Keybridge is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.