Position at Sloan Foundation

The Sloan Foundation is looking for a Program Associate, Economics. It is a position that will likely interest readers of this blog or their students. Here is the description.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation seeks a very bright, highly motivated, and well-organized individual for the  position of Program Associate in Economics starting in May 2013. The Program Associate reports to the Program Director and supports all aspects of his/her programs in economics, finance, mathematics, and higher education. In addition, the Program Associate serves as Research Assistant in economics to both the Program Director and the President of the Foundation. The Program Associate supports the Program Director in managing proposals, grants, and program  development. Daily tasks include interacting with grantees and proposers, evaluating proposals, finding reviewers and soliciting reviews, performing research and analysis, writing memos and reports, and attending meetings or academic conferences. The Research Associate is also expected to keep current with the state of research in each program area.This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of an extension into a third year, and with opportunities for first-class training along with exposure and access to prominent researchers and new ideas in economics, science, and technology.


The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit founded in 1934, makes grants to support research and education in science, technology, economic performance, and the quality of American life. The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for every position.


The Program Associate requires a high level of professionalism, maturity, initiative, and good judgment. The successful candidate must have excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and written communication skills. The Program Associate should be proficient with econometrics, statistics, economic theory, multivariate calculus, and linear algebra.

Technical skills must include knowledge of a statistical package capable of analyzing large data sets, such as MATLAB, R, or STATA. Facility with TeX is a plus. The position requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics as well as some work experience. However, we will also consider applicants having degrees in science, mathematics, statistics, finance, or public policy who have completed concentrations or minors in economics and have two or more years of work experience in a relevant field.


This is an exempt position. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits.

For consideration, please submit an Application form (available at http://www.sloan.org under Employment Opportunities), cover letter, and resume to Gail Pesyna (HR@sloan.org).

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