Fellowship, Policy Solutions Group, The Reinvestment Fund
Fellowship, Policy Solutions Group
About TRF’s Policy Solutions Group
TRF conducts research and analysis on policy issues that influence neighborhood revitalization and economic growth. Policy Solutions has built a solid track record of analyzing issues critical to our mission and our financing portfolio. Our reputation for finding evidence-based solutions to public policy problems has made us a leading provider of such services in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Governments at all levels and private investors often turn to TRF for practical and actionable frameworks to guide their investment strategies.
Our analytic rigor and commitment to finding measurable, lasting solutions is evident in our work — from our real estate market analyses to customized program assessments. Recent projects have addressed such topics as the consequences of mortgage foreclosures on local and national markets; quantifying the disparity of access to fresh, healthy foods to low- and moderate-income communities; evaluating the impact and effectiveness of foreclosure mitigation and other subsidized housing programs; and quantifying the positive impact that school quality has on residential sales prices. More information and recent publications can be found at Policy Solutions.
About the Fellowship
Policy Solutions, the research and advisory group of The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), invites applications for a post-doctoral research position. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics, Statistics, or other quantitative social science discipline; experience working with large data sets; strong econometrics skills; strong oral and written communications skills; the ability to work as part of a team and to meet deadlines. Interest in housing; residential and commercial real estate; development of program evaluation; and knowledge of GIS are pluses, but not absolutely necessary.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, transcript and 3 letters of references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Fellowships generally last one or two years and may begin as early as Summer of 2010. Salary is $50K the first year; $55K the second, plus generous benefits and the possibility to be published.
Please mail, email, or fax to the following:
The Reinvestment Fund
718 Arch Street, Suite 300N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(please type Fellowship in the subject line)
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