The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public policy and advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. It is a nonprofit organization supported by more than 325 member companies representing the top employers in the Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives in the Bay Area.
In a recent anonymous employee survey, colleagues said they like working at the Council because of:
- “The people, love that we are a noble cause organization, am so proud of the work we do, love our members, our ability to help the region. I really like the BAC culture, friendliness, humor and fun in the workplace.”
- “Being allowed to bring who I am as a person to my role and performance as a BAC employee.”
- “Challenges, latitude to innovate, ability to manage my time and goals fairly independently, great friends and team members.”
- “Many really smart people to work around all willing to do whatever is necessary to get things done.”
- “The BAC has an awesome mission, and an ability to rally together to achieve lofty goals. The staff feels like a family.”
We engage business and civic-minded leaders to solve the most challenging regional issues to ensure the Bay Area is the most innovative, sustainable, inclusive and globally competitive place in the world.
Research Manager – San Francisco
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Working closely with Economic Institute Executive Director and Vice President to draft economic- and policy-related articles, publications, and reports
- 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 Economic projects
- Engaging in graphic design for reports, presentations, and data visualizations
- Maintaining and updating database of key regional economic indicators
- Providing support for Economic Institute and Bay Area Council events and functions
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS
- High analytic aptitude: this role requires an ability to not just analyze numbers, but to understand what they mean in an economic and public policy context.
- Excellent writing skills with an ability to make complex analysis easily understood for readers.
- Ability to quickly develop strong quantitative and data visualization skills; background accessing and manipulating U.S. Census Bureau data products is a plus.
- 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 is a plus, but not required.
- Mapping skills in GIS or other software also considered a plus.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Candidates with backgrounds in economics, statistics, public policy, journalism, finance, urban planning, business administration, political science, or related fields are preferred, though applicants with other educational and experiential backgrounds will be considered.
- 3+ years of professional experience in analytical roles, or 2+ years of experience plus a graduate degree in an applicable field, such as an MPP, MBA, or MS.
The starting salary range for this position is between $85,000 and $100,000 per year. 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).
Work is primarily sedentary with intermittent stooping, bending, and walking throughout the day.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit your resume and other materials as one e-mail attachment with your last name and “Research Manager” in the file name (i.e., “Smith_ResearchManager”).
This role requires both an ability to complete quantitative analysis and to explain complex material concisely to general audiences. Applicants should highlight both capabilities in their applications.
Applications will be accepted through May 17, 2021 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Summer 2021 Interns
The Bay Area Council is seeking interns to provide research, analytical, communications, marketing, planning, and administrative support for its various initiatives. Support for the organization’s global initiative, including promoting trade and investment between China and California, may also be involved.
Assignments may range from public policy research and analysis, program design, market research, trade and investment promotion, foundation funding analysis and requests, website content development, social media creation, event management, and database development.
Interns will have the opportunity to attend Council events and policy committee meetings to see first-hand how the Council and its business leaders engage with stakeholder groups in shaping the future of public policy in the region.
This internship will be remote and unpaid; however, academic credit will be offered.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Bay Area Council is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Answers to application questions will be used for applicable, job-related reasons only.