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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

California YIMBY

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Research Director

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468733
Date Posted: 12/23/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Director
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
R3 -- Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
R1 -- General Regional Economics
R5 -- Regional Government Analysis
R0 -- General
Housing Crisis
Housing Affordability
Land Use Economics
Public Policy
Political Science
Urban Policy
Salary Range: DOE, between $80,000 and $110,000.
Full Text of JOE Listing:

California YIMBY is seeking a full-time Research Director to lead our research activities, to coordinate research efforts with partner academics and researchers, to write for academic and lay audiences, and to represent California YIMBY at events and in the media. This research will inform California YIMBY’s advocacy agenda.

The Research Director will report to the new Policy Director, develop and carry out California YIMBY’s research agenda, including identifying new research opportunities, devising and conducting studies, and formulating policy proposals informed by their research.

We would like to hire an individual who has a passion to end the housing crisis and a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional or academic experience. Our ideal applicant would have a PhD or equivalent degree in Economics, Political Science, Planning, Public Policy, or equivalent field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant research experience, with a focus in at least one of the following areas: urban policy, affordable housing, land use, or real estate.

Salary is DOE, between $80,000 and $110,000. This position can be performed remotely anywhere in California, but preferably from Oakland or Sacramento.

Please visit <> for more details.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2022
Application Instructions:
Email your resume, cover letter, and research portfolio which includes two-three pieces for which you were the sole or principal responsible author to <>. Successful first stage candidates will be asked to provide professional or academic references and additional work samples.