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We’re a small, collaborative team that embraces a healthy disregard for the impossible. Every day, we work across disciplines and party lines to ideate and prototype solutions for rethinking the social sector and improving the lives of people everywhere. But what makes working at the Beeck Center truly unique is our workplace culture that encourages curiosity, experimentation, exploration, failure and a relentless pursuit of knowledge.

Student Analyst – Inclusive Finance Team, Opportunity Zones

About this position:

Student Analysts at the Beeck Center are motivated self-starters looking to drive social change at scale. They are passionate, responsible, detail-oriented, and intellectually curious. As an Analyst, you will be expected to contribute to team efforts, requiring flexibility and a strong work ethic.

The Student Analyst – Inclusive Finance, Opportunity Zones position is designed to specifically support one of our Resident Fellows focused on Opportunity Zones. At the same time, you are charged to connect this work to the larger Beeck Center portfolio, which is focused on social impact by employing the tools of data, finance, and policy. While this position centers on Opportunity Zones and Renewing Communities & Investing for Impact Success, it is important that this work integrates with the Beeck Center’s other areas of focus.

As a Student Analyst, you are among the “future global leaders” referenced in the “about” section and we care deeply about your academic, professional, and personal development. To that end, Student Analysts will receive both formal and informal performance management. Additionally, Student Analysts will receive opportunities for professional development, such as attending conferences and workshops. Finally, you will participate in introspective exercises that are designed to help you discover and design your personal pathway as you embark on your career and (hopefully!) undertake a journey in the social impact space.

Responsibilities:

We are recruiting 2 Student Analysts to work with Beeck Center’s Fellows in Residence Lisa Hall and Jen Collins.

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts includes a tax incentive for investors to move capital into eligible low-income areas, known as Opportunity Zones. The Beeck Center is a hub for Opportunity Zone conversation and is focused on ways to drive capital to those communities in a way that truly benefits the individuals and families that currently live and work there. We work with the investor community to drive impact, give voice to the local communities, and convene multiple stakeholders through convenings, working groups and councils.

The Student Analysts will support this research and evaluation as follows:

  • Stay up-to-date on Opportunity Zone, community development and inclusive finance/economy news
  • Research past community development tools and other place-based investing initiatives
  • Help organize events, including convenings and workshops
  • Develop presentations to help further the work
  • Support the team with other tasks that arise as the work develops

In addition to the specific responsibilities related to the data Inclusive Finance, Opportunity Zones and outlined above, Student Analysts will integrate their work with the broader Beeck Center team and portfolio. Moreover, this position will assist with core functions such as communications, synthesis, and operational tasks, related to the data collaborative.

Eligibility

For Spring Semester 2019, we are interested in working with both Georgetown and non-Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students. This position is the right fit for you if you are looking for a challenge and want to grow professionally. We are looking for candidates with a strong combination of skills and abilities, with an emphasis on strong writers and students with research and analytical skills and professional workplace experience. Applicants with an interest and experience (related coursework and/or employment) in data, business, and/or finance are encouraged to apply. Georgetown students on work-study and non-Georgetown students with external funding are also encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

  • Ideal candidates are comfortable with a start-up work environment and strive to tackle social challenges greater than themselves. An understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the social sector is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of ongoing efforts in the area of financial inclusion, in addition to areas such as policy innovation and data for social good, is a plus. In addition, the following skills and abilities are desired:
  • Strong organizational, writing, analytical, speaking, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail is a must
  • High level of professionalism is a must
  • Strong technology and digital skills
  • Visual design abilities and experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Familiarity with social media management is a plus
  • Prior experience in public, private, and nonprofit sectors
  • Event planning experience is a plus

***Positions involve access to confidential material. Discretion, maturity, and confidential management of all incidental information acquired on the job is essential.

Hours and Compensation:

Must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. As per GU requirements, the maximum number of hours will be 20. Wages for hourly student employees are based on Georgetown University’s Student Employment Office guidelines, starting at minimum wage for undergraduates ($13.25/hr) and $15-20/hour for graduates.

To Apply:

Please email your (1) cover letter (1 page), (2) resume (1 page), and (3) a brief writing sample (maximum 4 pages) to Matthew Fortier: Matthew.Fortier@georgetown.edu. Please put: “Student Analyst – Inclusive Finance, Opportunity Zones Spring Semester 2019 Application” as your subject line.

In addition to sending your cover letter, resume, and writing sample, all applicants must complete this quick survey as part of their application.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a preferred deadline of Monday, December 17 at 11:59pm. We are striving to identify final candidates and conduct interviews before December 21, positioning us for a start date in January 2019.

Kitty Lan (SFS, ‘16) engages a student at the Beeck Center Fall 2015 Open House

Trixia Apiado (SFS, ‘18) illustrates a concept to other Futures Fellows

Georgetown’s Healy Hall at sunset

The atrium of the School of Continuing Studies’ downtown D.C. campus

Futures Fellows listen attentively to a lecture from Senior Fellow Michael Chodos

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