The Economic Institute is Hiring!

Position: Research Analyst

Location: San Francisco, CA

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Start Date: May/June 2018 (flexible)

The Research Analyst is detail-oriented, committed to high quality, and enjoys working in a collaborative environment. Because we are a small team of seven researchers, the Research Analyst will be expected to contribute to the development of innovative public policy solutions that address major issues impacting the economic competitiveness and quality of life of the Bay Area and the state.The Economic Institute’s major products are reports, presentations, and policy memos. Research Analysts will be involved in these projects from start to finish and will also lead efforts related to general data collection and archival. Successful analysts are encouraged to progressively take on greater roles and responsibility over time. This position reports to the President of the Economic Institute.


  • Working closely with Economic Institute Research Director and Vice President to draft economic- and policy-related articles, publications, and reports

  • Engaging in graphic design for reports, presentations, and data visualizations

  • Conducting data collection and analysis using applications such as STATA and Excel

  • Performing ad hoc quantitative and qualitative research as needed

  • Aiding in the design of research strategies and methods on a project-by-project basis

  • Leading interviews with outside individuals as relevant to Institute projects

  • Maintaining and updating database of key regional economic indicators

  • Providing support for Economic Institute and Bay Area Council events and functions


  • Excellent writing skills with an ability to make complex analysis easily understood for readers.

  • Ability to quickly develop strong quantitative and data visualization skills.

  • Willingness and aptitude to work both individually and within collaborative teams.

  • MS Office: must be highly adept with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; use of STATA or other statistical programs a plus, but not required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Candidates with backgrounds in economics, statistics, public policy, finance, business administration, political science, or related fields are preferred, though applicants with other educational concentrations will be considered. Candidates with graduate degrees will also be considered.

  • 0-4 years of professional experience (internships included) in analytical roles.


Salary will be based on the experience and skill levels of the successful applicant. The Bay Area Council also provides a generous benefits package that includes: employer paid employee medical, vision, dental, and life insurance benefits; 401(k) deferred compensation program with employer matching; nine paid holidays per year; and paid time off accrual (up to 20 days per year for newly hired employees).


Please send a thoughtful cover letter, writing sample of no more than five pages, and resume to Jeff Bellisario ( and Isabel Monteleone ( your resume and other materials as one e-mail attachment with your last name and “Research Analyst” in the file name (i.e., “Smith_ResearchAnalyst”).Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.