Director, Regional Economic Research Institute, Florida Gulf Coast University
The Regional Economic Research Institute (RERI) is housed in the Lutgert College of Business. The RERI studies the regional and state economy, conducts on-demand economic impact and other analyses of issues pertaining to Southwest Florida, and applies economic theory to research and forecasting in its many regular and occasional publications. The RERI partners with the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council and assists area economic development organizations and chambers of commerce. In addition, the Institute examines regional workforce issues, assists economic development organizations, and supports the regional planning council. It works closely with the Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Lucas Institute for Real Estate Development and Finance, and the Small Business Development Center.
The Lutgert College of Business is seeking candidates who are focused on engaging community partners and continuing to develop the RERI as a resource for the regional business community, while maintaining teaching excellence and an active research program.
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.
- Earned Doctorate in Economics or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited program.
- Research and experience to commensurate with Professor or Associate Professor rank.
- Experience in regional economic analyses and in production of applied regional economic studies.
- Experience with writing grants and generating external funding.
- Experience providing local, regional and national press media interviews.
- Experience teaching in an AACSB accredited business school.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of Implan and/or REMI.
- Ability to present findings to the university and community.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to manage the operations of the RERI and provide strategic leadership for its continued development.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
City Economist, City of Albuquerque
- Forecast, monitor, and report on City revenues.
- Develop, coordinate and participate in programs for the collection, research, analysis and interpretation of economic, financial and statistical data;
- Advise on City financial policies and goals;
- Monitor and report on the local economy; and serve as main point of contact for City departments and individuals requiring economic data and analysis.
Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in economics, statistics or related field plus five (5) years experience in public finance, economic analysis and/or econometric forecasting, including four (4) years direct supervisory experience. PhD. in Economics preferred.
- Operations, services and activities of a financial and economic analysis program
- Principles and practices of economic research and analysis
- Proficiency in analyzing data using mathematical models and techniques of statistics and econometrics
- Micro and macroeconomic theory and applications including cost benefit analysis
- Principles and practices of program development and implementation
- Advanced procedures, methods and techniques of budget preparation and control
- Financial management, including accounting, auditing, budgeting and computer information systems
- Recent developments, current literature and information related to municipal fiscal management
- Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations
Preferred Skills & Abilities
- Conduct research; interpret and analyze economic data (i.e. employment, wages, population, inflation, GDP, etc.)
- Understand and monitor changes in federal, state, and local tax policy
- Effectively consult a variety of professional and technical personnel
- Objectively analyze resource allocations
- Present and explain economic information and research results to City Officials and the general public
- Formulate taxation and expenditure policy
- Evaluate and interpret technical material, economic journals, literature and studies
- Interpret and explain City policies and procedures
- Allocate City resources in a cost effective manner
- Develop models and methodology for forecasting resources with a reasonable degree of accuracy
- Perform financial feasibility analyses
- Prepare clear and concise financial reports
- Communicate clearly and concisely
- Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public.