The Center for New York City Affairs (CNYCA) at The New
School/Milano is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Assistant
Director for the Center’s Covid-19 Economic Recovery Project. This
full-time position manages policy research and development, student
research assistants, and organizational partnerships. This position
reports to the Senior Director for Fiscal and Economic Policy.
CNYCA is an applied policy research organization that works
where people’s lives intersect with government and community
organizations to illuminate the impact of public policy on the
lives of individuals and communities. Our research focuses on
rigorous analysis, practical solutions, and provides real-time
feedback for policymakers, providers, and communities.
The New York City Covid-19 Economic Recovery Project builds on
several reports and policy responses prepared by the Center that
have analyzed the unique nature and extent of the worker and
business dislocations created by the pandemic and the changing
economy. The Recovery Project will continue to monitor the city’s
economy and labor market as it reopens, call attention to the
deepening economic problems created by long-term unemployment, and
work with the workforce development community and policymakers on
programmatic and policy solutions responsive to the changing
economic landscape. Our work combines economic analysis with
actionable policy responses to immediate needs and that address
structural issues undergirding racial and economic disparities in
the labor market.
This position is funded by and contingent upon external fundraising
beyond the first year.
- Conduct and manage workforce development policy research and
- Coordinate City of New York data coordination project.
- Develop and maintain organizational partnerships.
- Prepare written policy reports and make oral
- Represent CNYCA at policy forums.
- Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of relevant experience.
- Experience in using SPSS, SAS, Stata or R in large economic
data set management and analysis.
- Ability to apply rigorous analysis to complex issues, including
strong quantitative skills and familiarity with using major public
- Ability to engage leaders and staff in community based
organizations and government agencies.
- Ability to write clearly and succinctly and to make oral
- Active listener, respectful of the contributions of
- Skilled problem-solver.
- Graduate degree in the social sciences or public policy, and at
least two years’ experience in a position combining research and
- Experience in survey research and focus group methods.
- Familiarity with geo-mapping and/or data visualization.
- Knowledge of New York City economy and government.
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an
environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of
employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or
cultural programs and activities. The New School does not
discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender
(including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or
transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other
reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious
practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic
origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership
status, or any other legally protected status.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion
in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members
of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this