Career Listings

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis welcomes career listings and funding opportunities relevant to the interests of our members. To suggest a listing, please email the following to the SBCA Administrator.

  • Job title, employer name, and employer location or funding opportunity and name of funding organization
  • Application deadline
  • Brief description (500 characters or less, including spaces)
  • Link to website or contact for more information

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis provides these listings as a service; they do not indicate endorsement by the SBCA.

Career Listings

Senior Research Associate - Economist, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Date: 10/6/2017

Application Deadline: 11/2/2017

Location: Olympia, WA

Description: Senior Research Associates conduct quantitative research, including benefit-cost analysis, on public policy topics. The work includes problem formulation, outcome evaluation design, benefit-cost modeling, literature reviews and meta-analysis, data and fiscal analysis, report writing, and presentations. Senior Research Associates typically lead major projects. The position involves close consultation with state legislative members and staff.

WSIPP is seeking an analytical and technically skilled economist to join our team as a Senior Research Associate. WSIPP conducts research at the direction of the state legislature or its Board of Directors. Previous research topics have included criminal justice, education, child welfare, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. WSIPP’s work generally falls into three categories: outcome evaluations of programs and policies, meta-analysis, and benefit-cost analysis.

The Senior Research Associate will primarily support the further development, improvement, and maintenance of WSIPP’s benefit-cost analysis capability across a wide variety of policy areas. The Associate will also play a leadership or consulting role on a variety of outcome evaluations, and conduct meta-analysis and literature reviews as necessary. Some current projects include: 

  • An evaluation of the effect of the integration of the involuntary treatment systems for substance use disorders and mental health;
  • A series of evaluations examining the impact, benefits, and costs of Washington State Initiative 502, legalizing adult recreational use of marijuana on public health, public safety, substance abuse, the economy, the criminal justice system, and state and local revenues; and 
  • A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between the Early Achievers quality ratings and outcomes for children participating in subsidized early care and education programs.

The Associate will contribute to multiple long-term projects at once and should be able to manage their time flexibly to meet associated project deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a broad interest in evidence-based public policy; be a self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity; possess strong quantitative, communication, and leadership skills; and have an eagerness to learn.

To Apply: Please see job description for more information and visit to apply.

Senior Program Manager or Assistant Director, Policing Project at NYU School of Law

Date: 8/21/2017

Application Deadline: open until filled

Location: New York, NY


The Policing Project at the New York University School of Law is a dynamic, growing organization dedicated to bringing democratic accountability to policing. We work with communities and police departments across the country to ensure that police department policies and practices are transparent, efficacious, and adopted with public input. The Policing Project seeks a full-time Senior Program Manager or Associate Director with a background in the social sciences to lead its research and assessment projects. The Policing Project is working with the California Department of Justice and the Center for Policing Equity to develop a guidebook for police departments on how to collect, assess, and report on traffic stop and pedestrian data. We are in the early stages of a 2-year study to assess police-community engagement efforts across the country. And we are working with teams of social scientists—and in partnership with police departments—to conduct rigorous assessment and cost-benefit analysis of various policing practices, including proactive policing and vehicle pursuits. 

The Senior Program Manager/Associate Director will report to the Director of the Policing Project and will be responsible for:

•    Assisting with planning, design, and implementation of our research projects;

•    Coordinating with our many partners; 

•    Conducting site visits and focus groups;

•    Writing reports, blog entries, and academic publications describing our research;

•    Helping to supervise student externs. 

To apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Social Science Program Manager” in the subject line of your email. More information on the Policing Project can be found at our website,

BFR Data Analyst, Governor's Office of Management and Budget, Illinois

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Location: Springfield, IL

Description: The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB), Budgeting for Results (BFR) Unit seeks to hire a BFR Data Analyst. Under the direct supervision of the Director of the BFR Unit, the BFR Data Analyst is responsible for collection and analysis of state agency program data from multiple, disparate state agency programs. This position is primarily responsible for conducting cost-benefit analysis for statewide programs in support of the overall Budgeting for Results initiative.

This position requires a motivated professional with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision. The general scope of responsibilities will be clearly defined. The BFR Data Analyst will work in consultation with Pew Center under the direction of the BFR Unit Director to design, develop and populate the newly established modeling framework for the Illinois cost-benefit analysis.

To apply: Please see job description for more information. Submit resumes by mail, fax, or email. Mail: Attention Personnel, 603 Stratton Building, Springfield, IL 62706; Fax: (217) 524-4876; Email: