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Research Associate/Policy Analyst – Iowa City, IA

Organization: The Iowa Policy Project

Job Title: Research Associate/Policy Analyst

Location: Iowa City, IA

Hours and Compensation: Full time, Starting compensation will be $42,000 per year, with generous retirement, vacation and health benefits. Scheduled pay raises occur at six months and one year.

Position Dates: Start September 1st, 2012

Posted On: June 28th, 2012

Organization Overview

The Iowa Policy Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 2001 to conduct research and analysis on policy issues of critical importance to the citizens of Iowa. IPP work focuses on tax and budget issues, the Iowa economy, and energy and environmental policy. We are seeking a policy analyst to focus on budget and tax issues.


The person’s primary responsibility will be contributing to IPP research on budget and tax issues. Researchers are expected to work on several research projects during the year and to be available to contribute to more than one area of IPP research. The research associate is expected to participate in follow-up and outreach activities related to his or her work, which could include responding to questions from the media and policy makers and making presentations to community groups, state advocacy organizations, and legislative committees. The researcher is also expected to participate with other staff in reviewing reports and in identifying new areas of research and sources of funding.


Applicants should have the ability to conduct research and to write and communicate clearly to varied audiences. An MA or MS in economics, public policy, planning or a related social science field is preferred. Persons with a BA and significant experience in social science research or public policy analysis will be considered. Desirable qualifications include strong statistical skills, education or experience relating to budget analysis, economic policy and/or health policy. Experience working with census and labor market data would be helpful.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of references by email to: Nathan Shepherd at or by mail to: The Iowa Policy Project, 20 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52245.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews will be conducted in late July or early August, and we expect the person hired will begin work September 1. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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