4 Jan 2022

Research and Policy Education Policy Analyst

NYC Independent Budget Office
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Education Policy Analyst

The NYC Independent Budget Office (IBO), a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced and self-motivated policy analyst to join our public education team. The City Charter and state education law direct IBO to provide analyses and issue public reports on city educational policy and to enhance official and public understanding of such matters. This position offers a unique opportunity to study and impact public policy.

A successful candidate for this position will evidence a commitment to critical and rigorous analysis of public policy questions, a deep understanding of public policy analysis, and an interest in urban public education policy. They will also possess knowledge and experience applying complex research designs to large data bases of individual and school level data. The successful candidate will also be able to generate new and interesting lines of inquiry for our research agenda.


Candidates should be analytic, able to demonstrate skills in quantitative research and policy analysis, and have the ability to write clearly about complicated research and data for a wide audience interested in the issues and challenges confronting our city’s schools.

Candidates should have experience using SAS to conduct quantitative analyses as well as solid grounding in statistics and research methodology, including experience with survey data. Prior teaching experience is a definite plus. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Ability to take initiative, juggle multiple projects at once, and meet deadlines is critical.

A graduate degree in Public Policy, Administration, or a related area of social science research, along with two to five years of experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute.

Salary range $70,000-$85,000, depending upon experience.

New York City residency must be established within 90 days of appointment and is required for the first two years of city service, after which employees may reside in Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk or Westchester Counties. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card (“green card”) or renewable work permit.

Other Information:

All new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by the date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by IBO.

Alternative work schedules may be possible.

IBO is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to by Friday, February 4, 2022 No phone calls please.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Research and Policy.

Job expires in 11 days.