Work at MPI
Work at MPI
Migration Policy Institute
The Migration Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion or physical ability. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to work in the Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP). The position’s primary functions will be to produce qualitative and quantitative work on a range of immigrant integration topics, with a particular focus on K-12, postsecondary, and adult education policies affecting first- and second-generation immigrants.
- Master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree with 4-7 years directly relevant experience or PhD with one year such experience preferred; minimum MA/equivalent degree with 3 years directly relevant experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of education policy and practice issues relevant to the success of first- and second-generation immigrant youth and/or English Language Learners in K-12, adult, and postsecondary education
- Proven research, organization, and project management skills
- Superior writing and editing abilities
- Ability to work independently, prioritize, and handle multiple assignments and projects
- Demonstrated professionalism and strong judgment
- Excellent and mature team player/builder
- Comfort with public speaking
- Ability to synthesize complex policy provisions and demographic data
- Prior analytical policy work, qualitative field research, and/or quantitative research in relevant academic, NGO, law, and/or government sectors
- Experience in program management including staff supervision and budget management
- Relevant publications record
- Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages in addition to English
- Knowledge of STATA/SPSS or other statistical software tool
Duties and Responsibilities
- Participate in design and management of research efforts related to educational success for first- and second-generation immigrants
- Research and write policy briefs, reports, articles, etc. working in collaboration with other in-house staff and analysts outside MPI
- Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative analyses for multiple audiences, including policymakers, government agency managers, community stakeholders, and others
- Plan and execute fieldwork site visits and telephone interviews
- Interact with outside scholars, policymakers, and other stakeholders to coordinate program events and activities
- Ensure timeliness and accuracy in the completion of project activities
- Work collaboratively with other NCIIP staff to secure funding for projects, including writing proposals and grant reports
- Represent the NCIIP externally at conferences and meetings as required; deliver presentations for multiple audiences
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Policy Analyst - NCIIP” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position.
Hard copies may be sent to:
Migration Policy Institute
1400 16th St NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Applications are due by close of business on March 16, 2015. Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, is seeking an exceptional Senior Policy Analyst to lead the International Program’s research on economic and labor market issues. The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and a sound understanding of labor economics, the role of public policy in shaping labor market institutions, immigration, and immigration systems. Salary and title will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Design and manage policy research projects and ensure rigor and quality in all research products for MPI’s International Program.
- Work with MPI colleagues and external collaborators to conduct original, innovative research and write reports, policy briefs, and articles on immigration policies in North America, Europe, and Asia.
- Represent MPI and promote its research in the media and public and private settings.
- Work with senior staff to identify funding opportunities, develop appropriate research methodologies for new projects, and produce funding proposals.
- Supervise other MPI analysts on specific research projects.
- PhD in public policy, labor economics, or a closely related field. Candidates with Master’s degrees and at least five years of highly relevant experience will also be considered.
- Excellent understanding of labor economics, including the role and impact of regulations, supply and demand for labor, determinants of pay and productivity, the impacts of immigration on the labor market, and human capital development for immigrants and disadvantaged groups in high-income countries other than the United States.
- Sound knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies required for designing and implementing public policy research projects.
- Ability to break down, analyze, and clearly communicate policy questions for a nontechnical audience, and ability to visualize, present, and explain data effectively.
- Proven writing and editing skills.
- Familiarity with the immigration policies of major immigrant-receiving countries other than the United States, including knowledge of current immigration trends, debates, and policies; work-permit and visa policies in immigrant-destination countries; and the economic and labor market dimensions of immigrant integration policy.
- Experience conducting original analysis using statistical programming software (particularly household survey data and administrative datasets).
- Substantial publications record, especially in relevant policy fields, and standing in the research and public policy worlds.
- Experience with public speaking and working with the media.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and short unedited writing sample to email@example.com. Please do not send edited journal articles or coauthored papers; the ideal writing sample is short, nontechnical, and accessible to a lay audience. Please reference “SPA International Program” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position.
Applications are due by March 1, 2015. Due to the expected large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks an exceptional, detail-oriented, deadline-sensitive individual to edit the Institute’s reports and books, and manage the publications process from editing through production. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in content, organizational, and copy editing of substantive research and public policy publications, as well as fact-checking, and the ability to manage the publications process through layout on to production. The Editor/Publications Manager will be responsible for content, organizational, and copy editing, as well as fact-checking the majority of MPI publications, working with MPI program and communications staff and commissioned authors, as well as external editors as necessary. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
An exceptional candidate with professional experience in content, organizational, and copy editing in a public policy or think tank/research organization setting who has a bachelor’s or advanced degree in English, journalism, communications, public policy, or comparable discipline. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong aptitude to bring improvements to organization, flow, and clarity of manuscripts and will have:
- 5-7 years hands-on editing experience in think tank, journalism, policy, or similar environment
- Proven excellent English editing, writing, and rewriting skills
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel in particular)
- Ability to interact with coworkers, external researchers, and others in a professional, collegial manner
- Command of the Chicago Manual of Style
- Master’s in English, journalism, communications, public policy, or related discipline
- International migration knowledge highly valued, as is broad familiarity with related global issues, including development, labor market and (informed reader) economic policies, labor mobility, international organizations, etc.
- Experience working with authors who are non-native English speakers
Duties and Responsibilities
The Editor/Publications Manager will report to the Director of Communications, assuming responsibility for the content, organizational, and copy editing and fact-checking of research publications (reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, and books) written by MPI researchers as well as external authors.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Editor/Publications Manager” in the subject line and describe how you heard about this position.
Applications are due by June 30, 2014. Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Employment Opportunities: Due to the large volume of applications received, we regret that we are not able to respond to individual inquiries regarding application status. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
The Migration Policy Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion, or physical ability.