The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development seeks applications for the position of Policy Analyst. The Center is a research and policy unit that works with community partners on economic development issues, focusing primarily on the Milwaukee metro area. Special areas of interest to the Center include urban poverty, urban labor markets, neighborhood economic development, housing policy, urban redevelopment policies, and jobs-transportation linkages. The Policy Analyst will author reports and publications, serve as PI or co-PI on Center technical assistance projects, identify and pursue sources of extramural support for Center research, and provide research assistance to Center faculty.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or M.S. in geography, urban studies, urban planning, political science, economics, sociology, or public administration; strong data analysis and data management skills; excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate with a diverse population; grant writing experience; and the ability to develop an independent research agenda. Working knowledge of GIS software is desirable but not required.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV or resume, contact information for two references, and a writing sample (publications, academic papers, or applied policy studies are preferred).

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