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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Policy Associate (Education) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Policy Associate (Education)

  • Job Number: 20594

  • Functional Area: Other

  • Department: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F 8:30 - 5:30

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SENIOR POLICY ASSOCIATE (EDUCATION), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), to join a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Will contribute to JPAL’s mission of promoting evidence-informed policy in Education ( . Will write publications that “translate” economic research into lessons for policymakers around the world; have an opportunity to support senior staff to create materials for policy outreach, including publications ( , evaluation summaries ( , presentations, grant proposals, policy memos, blogs, social media content and newsletters and website content among other sector-specific work; develop in-depth knowledge of J-PAL’s Education sector) and provide evidence support to policymakers; and support J-PAL staff in the administration of a research initiative which aims to generate a body of rigorous evidence through systematic research on open questions education. The position offers an opportunity to help organize events ( and further your communication skills by presenting at conferences and participating in meetings with policymakers and partner organizations. Will also support J-PAL’s overall mission in other ways, including performing internal tasks such as knowledge management; supporting work on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and undertaking professional development opportunities. May also serve as a liaison between J-PAL Global and one of J-PAL’s regional offices covering Africa ( , Europe ( , Latin America ( , Middle East and North Africa ( , North America ( , South Asia ( , and Southeast Asia ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree; training in economics, including and intermediate-level economics and econometrics; and four years of relevant work experience. Job #205941/3/22