Effectively managing and building stakeholder networks and relationships to support RIIPLâ™s mission
Building and maintaining relationships with key partners in government, non-profits, philanthropy, and the private sector through effective communication, responsiveness, trust and relationship building.
Engaging with local NGOâ™s and community organizations during project development and implementation to build consensus and support among diverse groups with diverse missions, incentives, viewpoints, backgrounds, and education levels.
Create and execute a strategic communications plan that includes disseminating results of research to policymakers and the public, communicating scientific research methods to key stakeholders, developing written press releases about RIIPL-related activities and research, and translating RIIPLâ™s work in a scientifically correct and accurate way that is also suitable and digestible for diverse audiences.
Work with communications consultants and team members to further develop RIIPLâ™s brand and messaging.
Organize conferences, trainings, and other events.
Construct annual reports and serve as a critical link between the Governing Board, RIIPL, and the University, including the Office of the Dean of Faculty, Office of Sponsored Programs, University Human Resources, Graduate School; and other central offices.
Fiscal Oversight and Funding Sourcing Relations in support of RIIPLâ™s mission
Plan, direct, and control program budget and manage financial and human resource processes
Identify and develop funding from multiple sources.
Write grant proposals, and manage grant reporting processes in coordination with RIIPL team members and Brown and National Bureau of Economic Research grant support staff.
Bear responsibility for strategic business planning and for ensuring that financial practices, internal reporting and documentation, planning efforts and administrative functions are aligned with and in support of strategic goals.
Execute data sharing agreements and procurement contracts with input and direction from the Founding Director and Brown administrative and legal support staff.
Building team member talent in support of RIIPLâ™s mission
The Executive Director will plan and direct conference, trainings, and other events with the assistance of administrative staff.
Oversee talent acquisition in the policy team, including identifying top candidates, mentoring and supervising policy team members, and working with staff at Brown University to ensure timely and effective hiring.
Coordinate with the Graduate School and Brown University departments and centers and supporting staff to ensure optimal functioning of degree and educational programs RIIPL supports with stipends, internships and consultancies which further RIIPLâ™s mission of producing a next generation of scientists who value impact and a next generation of policy and though leaders who value guiding decisions with scientifically generated facts.
Clear, technically-correct understanding of rigorous empirical research in economics and data science.
Management experience required including demonstrated experience building strong teams and meeting deadlines on budget in a soft-money funded entity.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; effective communication of research interventions and scientific findings with policy makers and community organizers.
A minimum of an MBA or Masterâ™s degree in economics or related discipline, technically-oriented public policy or a closely related field. Graduate level coursework in microeconomics and economics is required. A strong technical understanding of economics and data science is necessary.
Five to ten years of progressively responsible experience working in an organization working with government or public policy.
Outstanding organizational skills; highly attentive to detail and able to prioritize tasks between multiple projects.
Demonstrated expertise building collaborations between academia and governmental agencies with proven ability to work in an entrepreneurial, fast changing environment.
Possess a high degree of personal integrity and a commitment to the values and principles essential to creating an environment of collegiality, civility, and responsible stewardship.
Ambitious, goal-oriented, and team-building attitude; ready to work hard with team members to shape and accomplish new and innovative ideas which improve policy and lives with data, science and facts.
Background check: Criminal and Education
This is a fixed term 12 month position, which may be extended contingent on funding
To be considered for this position, a complete application consists of:
Two writing samples â“ a technical and a non-technical writing sample which were personally authored.
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Population Studies and Training Center
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