Looking to Help Solve Today's Key Policy Challenges? Join the AARP Public Policy Institute
Economics / Finance/ Public Policy The AARP Public Policy Institute is looking to fill a number senior policy advisor positions in its financial security group. We are looking for individuals with expertise in one or more of the following issue areas: (1) Social Security, (2) Employment, (3) Retirement Savings and Financial Planning, and (4) Consumer Finance Issues, including insurance and financial products.
Identify policy challenges and solutions, including emerging trends, in areas of expertise
Develop policy options and strategies to enable AARP to promote changes to improve the lives of Americans age 50-plus and their families
Use appropriate research methodologies and data to conduct and oversee original policy research on highly-visible and potentially controversial issues
Write research reports, fact sheets, policy briefs, and blogs for public release
Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to help AARP achieve its strategic objectives
Advise internal stakeholders in areas of expertise, including evaluating Federal and state regulatory and legislative proposals
Advanced degree in Economics, Public Policy, other Social Sciences, or related discipline; Ph.D. preferred
5+ years of relevant professional experience in research and data analysis, and public policy evaluation and development
Excellent written and oral communication skills and exceptional skills in presenting complex issues to a wide range of audiences
Experience analyzing data using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS or STATA preferred
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
I am a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where my work focuses on Social Security policy. Previously I held several positions within the Social Security Administration, including Deputy Commissioner for Policy and principal Deputy Commissioner. Prior to that I was a Social Security Analyst at the Cato Institute. In 2005 I worked on Social Security reform at the White House National Economic Council, and in 2001 I was on the staff of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. My Bachelor's degree is from the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have Master's degrees from Cambridge University and the University of London and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I can be contacted at andrew.biggs @ aei.org.