Website J-PAL North America

J-PAL North America, a research center within the Economics department at MIT, is actively seeking an Associate Director of Policy to join its team and contribute to its mission to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. JPAL North America conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.

The Associate Director of Policy leads the policy vertical and plays an important part in this work by maintaining a standard of excellence and a culture of continuous learning, ensuring J-PAL North America’s policy team accurately and effectively communicates research results, conducts external training activities, and supports the scale-up of effective programs. They will also maintain a focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, advising on strategy for how to incorporate a racial equity lens into J-PAL North America’s activities.

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