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Sponsor Funded Professional - Research Associate II

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

Job Details

Research Associate II

Georgia State University Foundation

Public Finance Research Cluster

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) is at the forefront of impactful research, addressing critical public policy issues that shape decision making in legislatures, school districts, governments, and non-profits. The school’s esteemed Public Finance Research Cluster, home to the Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF), Fiscal Research Center (FRC), and International Center for Public Policy (ICePP), is seeking an early-to-mid career, graduate-level professional to join the team as a (2) Research Associate II.


CSLF and FRC are dedicated to producing innovative non-partisan policy research, addressing current domestic challenges in tax policy, economic and urban development, public budgeting, and education finance. Led by senior research associates under the guidance of the cluster’s associate directors and AYSPS faculty, our projects make a tangible impact on government, nonprofit, and private-sector clients as well as contribute to scholarship.

We provide:
  • Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, etc.
  • A knowledge-sharing organization that works collaboratively with diverse partners
  • A flexible work environment
  • Professional development opportunity and mentorship
  • Rapidly growing centers within an academic setting

The ideal candidate for this position will be intellectually curious and have 1) experience in applied public finance research, 2) a demonstrated ability to manage and analyze data, and 3) excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • State and local public finance research: Assist senior researchers in conducting high-quality reports, evaluations, and reviews of state and local tax policy, budgeting, economic development, and other significant economic or fiscal policy issues, producing exceptional written outputs.
  • Data analysis and reporting: Create, clean, and manage datasets using tools such as SAS, STATA, SPSS, or similar software, demonstrating accuracy and adaptability. Proficiency with visualization software such as Tableau is highly desirable.
  • Content development and management: Create content derived from PFRC research, strategically disseminating it through the organization's digital platforms, and collaborating with the communications team to maximize impact and reach.
  • Administrative assistance: Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to undertake additional tasks, such as facilitating the organization of meetings, workshops, and training sessions, as needed.
Benefits :

The University System of Georgia (USG) provides comprehensive benefits to Georgia State employees. USG offers healthcare, dental, vision, and other benefits, as well as retirement plan options.

Key Benefits :
  • USG Mandatory Retirement:
  • Teacher Retirement System
    • TRS is a Defined Benefit Plan, a traditional public pension plan. Employees contribute 6% and USG contributes 19.81% to the plan. Your retirement benefit is calculated by factoring in years of service, final salary, and a 2% multiplier. Employees are vested after 10 years of service.

See the retirement comparison chart for more information.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Full-time employees enrolled in a USG degree program may earn their degrees for free.

Find the TAP details here .

Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor.

Qualifications :

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's degree and one year of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.


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