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The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that was established to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. CEPR was co-founded by economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot in 1999.  

CEPR’s Advisory Board includes Nobel Laureate economists Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz; Janet Gornick, Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Luxembourg Income Study; and Richard Freeman, Professor of Economics at Harvard University.
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Job Announcement:
Program Assistant (International Program) This position closes on Thursday, October 17. Apply today!  The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has an immediate opening for a Program Assistant. This is a full-time, Washington, DC-based position.

Job Description:
The Program Assistant for the International Program at CEPR is responsible for a variety of important duties within the organization. The position plays an essential role in a number of daily tasks focused around releasing materials in English and Spanish for public or private audiences. These tasks include proofreading and formatting documents for publication, coordinating translations, and disseminating CEPR materials for various audiences. For economic releases, this can include gathering and graphing various economic data. The Program Assistant is responsible for various operations in the office, including answering incoming inquiries, assisting with the planning and execution of events, and other miscellaneous tasks. 

Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree as well as an interest in economic justice. A successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects and coordinate workflow, ability to work independently and with a team, good written and verbal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a shared commitment to CEPR’s mission and values. Candidates should have some or all of the following: strong knowledge of the political landscape; experience using economic data; experience at a nonprofit, union, or similar environment with a track record of successful work; experience with publication layout/design, website content management, and email distribution programs; knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphing and visualization software (Tableau preferred but not required) and graphing best practices; and the ability to learn new software and skills quickly. Experience with any of the following is not required but desirable: coalitions and coalition building, the US Congress, Photoshop or Illustrator, statistical analysis, website design and maintenance, and video and audio production/editing. Background in or familiarity with current events in Latin America and/or the eurozone is a strong plus. Written and oral proficiency in Spanish a plus.

Salary & Benefits:
This position has a minimum starting salary of $47,746. CEPR offers an excellent benefits package. This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (Local 70), AFL-CIO.

Closing Date of Position:
Thursday, October 17, 2019 (at 11:59 PM Eastern time).
In rare, extenuating circumstances, the application period may be extended or shortened. In the event that the application period is shortened, CEPR will update this posting to notify candidates that they have seven calendar days remaining to apply.

To Apply:
Send the following, in a single PDF file, to apply@cepr.net with the subject line “Program Assistant”: a cover letter; a résumé; and a writing sample of no more than 1,000 words answering the question, “How can the US improve its foreign policy toward Latin America?”

If you have any questions, please email cepr@cepr.net, the contact for the Program Assistant Search Committee. Absolutely no calls or faxes.

Organization Description:  
CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. An informed public should then be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world. Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR’s mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality. CEPR’s founding scholars include Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot, and Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts.
  The Center for Economic and Policy Research
(CEPR) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that was established to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives.

CEPR was co-founded by economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot in 1999. CEPR’s Advisory Board includes Nobel Laureate economists Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz; Janet Gornick, Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Luxembourg Income Study; and Richard Freeman, Professor of Economics at Harvard University.   “In a world of Goliaths, CEPR makes a rather effective David.” —The Guardian
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