Program Manager, Financial Markets Working Group Posted Dec 19, 2017
Mercatus Center at George Mason University , Arlington, VA
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking a Program Manager as part of the Policy Research and Financial Markets Working Group teams. The Program Manager will serve as the primary point of contact within Mercatus and manage all program logistics, including research and administration.


-Work with the Program Director to commission original academic research regarding financial markets and regulation. This includes helping to identify specific questions for research, contracting with outside university-based scholars, shepherding research from conceptualization through publication, and managing deadlines.
-Collaborate with the outreach and communications teams to develop and implement strategies to disseminate publications to Mercatus audiences.
-Write and edit quarterly and annual reports, as well as other reports as needed, that outline the program’s successes, works in progress, and goals.
-Work with the Mercatus events team to conceive, organize, and execute public events that disseminate financial markets and regulation research to key audiences.

Minimum Requirements:

-Demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving several personnel and multiple audiences.
-Familiarity with and enthusiasm for research related to financial market regulation, as well as an appreciation for the role that market participants play in disciplining one another and provide useful, reasonably priced products and services.
-At least three years relevant work experience is preferred.
-Commitment to the mission of Mercatus.
-Supervisory experience is preferred.
-A BA or BS in economics or a related field. An advanced degree, or substantive professional experience with financial markets, is preferred.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume, as well as three references, through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest in the Mercatus Center's mission.

Employee Benefits
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society’s most pressing problems

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