Research Center Associate, GFLEC

George Washington University
  • Location
    Foggy Bottom, Washington
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
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  • Posted
    Apr 19

Position description

The primary focus for this position is applying econometric analyses to consumer financial data to study financial capability and financial literacy in the U.S. and globally. The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) is one of the leading research centers on financial literacy and financial capability. GFLEC produces high quality research to illustrate the extent of financial illiteracy through the world and to study its consequences on the individual and society. Housed within the School of Business at The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C.

The key responsibilities include:

Collecting and analyzing data from the U.S. and abroad.

Assists in writing reports, policy briefs, and presentations geared for academic, government, and private institutions.

Contributes to developing research-based teaching materials for financial education programs.

Compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes, as well as prepares literature reviews.

Assists in evaluating research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives and contributes to the research projects currently in progress.

Assists in completing data collection and IRB forms.

Identifies fundraising opportunities, drafts grant and project service agreement proposals and submits proposals for government and private institution grant funding opportunities.

Works with project teams to explain facts, policies, and practices related to the field of financial literacy and exchanges information with other GFLEC researchers and collaborators.

Attends and presents, as necessary, at Center’s events, such as the Financial Literacy Seminar Series and Public Policy Luncheons.

Provides key statistics and findings of GFLEC research to use on social media and in conference summaries.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


  • Master’s Degree in economics or related field preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in economics and micro-econometrics/regression analysis.
  • Experience using statistical software, including excellent knowledge of STATA.
    Previous relevant research experience.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent listening skills and ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team.
    Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to work weekends or beyond normal working hours to meet key deadlines.
  • Fluent in English.


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