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Full-Time Director of Policy Research and Data Analytics in Washington, DC – (Job ID: YL1019DPR)


Director of Policy Research and Data Analytics

The Director of Policy Research and Data Analytics is responsible for data-driven strategic planning and quality assurance for IIUSA’s policy research and data analytics, including data communications, to ensure that the association’s overall provision of EB-5 (immigrant investor program) industry research and policy analyses support policy priorities and comply with the need of members and other key industry stakeholders. Specifically, the position is responsible for full lifecycle public policy and microeconomics research and data analytics for IIUSA’s internal and external use. This position conducts quantitative research and analyses on legislation and policy proposals relating to the key policy issues of the EB-5 Program (such as visa capacity, minimum investment amounts, targeted employment areas, processing times, etc.), creates data communications strategies that convert research work into practical materials (i.e., leave-behinds and talking points for congressional meetings), and presents research work in a creative way using data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, Carto, DataWrapper, etc.). The position also provides data-driven recommendations to optimize IIUSA’s internal initiatives related to membership growth, supporting the association’s member services, and data communications. In addition, this position applies in-depth knowledge of large governmental datasets (e.g., the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, visa statistics by the U.S. Department of State, the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, economic performance data by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, etc.) to identify appropriate data indicators, methodology, and data sources for IIUSA’s policy research initiatives. The position also participates in research review and quality assurance, including fact-checking and editing policy papers, letters, and other written materials prepared by other team members relating to EB-5 statistics and economic impacts; and responds to industry stakeholders, congressional staff, partner representatives, and media requests for EB-5 related data and information. The position will utilize programming and statistical analysis languages (e.g., Python, R, SAS, Stata, etc.) and standard data visualization tools (e.g., Carto, Datawrapper, QGIS, Tableau, etc.) to develop appropriate data-oriented publications, communication materials, and presentations.

Qualified applicants should mail a resume and a cover letter to Immigrant Investors Association, Inc. dba Invest In the USA, Attn: Aaron Grau, Executive Director, 1440 G St. NW, 8th FL, Washington, DC 20005, with reference to Job ID: YL1019DPR. No calls please.