TEMPORARY POSITION: JANUARY 2020 THROUGH JUNE 2020

 

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Research Assistant is responsible for supporting the Center City District’s research functions, including primary data collection, data analysis, and writing. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, and have a strong interest in cities, public policy, and economic development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in research and writing for CCD’s State of Center City report, including:
    • Analysis of proprietary and public data, including charting, graphing, and mapping
    • Drafting and revising written analyses for publication
       
  • Assist in research and writing for CCD’s spring 2020 housing report, including:
    • Framing topics and themes, such as supply and demand drivers, affordability, and public policy issues impacting housing in Center City and Philadelphia as a whole
    • Gathering and analyzing relevant data, and writing
       
  • Assist with other special topic reports focused on economic trends and/or public policy issues.
     

These are the essential functions of the position. Other duties may be assigned.  Incumbents may be required to follow additional related instructions, acquire job-related skills, and perform other work as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None
     

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; one to two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education or experience.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to access and analyze publicly available statistical data, including Census Bureau data from the American Community Survey, County Business Patterns, and Longitudinal Employment-Household Dynamics, and Bureau of Labor Statistics data from Current Employment Statistics and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
  • Effectiveness at engaging researchers and staff of public agencies and real estate brokerages to access economic and administrative data.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel; experience with Stata and/or ArcGIS is a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to solve practical problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Ability to follow written/oral directions, work cooperatively with others, and maintain established relationships with external partners, stakeholders, clients, and vendors.

 

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

This description of physical and mental activities is not intended to describe essential job functions. Rather, its purpose is to give to the job applicant a feel for the physical and mental activities normally attendant to the job to the end that an applicant with a disability can determine whether he/she will be able to do this job either with or without accommodation.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell, and lift objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Forward Resumes to:
Human Resources Department
Center City District
660 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Fax: 215.922.7672
e-mail: jobs@centercityphila.org

We are an EEO/AA employer. No phone calls please.