Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Full-time \/ Part-time Full-time Employee Status Regular Overtime Status Non-exempt Job Type Experienced Travel No Shift Day Job Overview: The mission of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York\u2019s Applied Critical Thinking (ACT) Function is to use user-centered design methods, structured analytic techniques, and other tools to promote creative problem solving and to bolster organizational capacity to learn, adapt and innovate. In pursuit of this mission, ACT generates three complementary types of products: Labs: facilitated, interactive experiences in which participants apply critical thinking techniques to stylized versions of policy-relevant problems or situations; Instruments: data visualizations and other types of analysis designed to convey information and concepts in concise, novel, and thought-provoking ways; and, Consultations: engagements with individuals, business areas or other stakeholders to support the direct application of critical thinking tools to policy-relevant problems or initiatives. The Analyst role is to design and facilitate labs that use a diverse range of structured analytic techniques in support of ACT\u2019s mission, as well as to contribute to the design of instruments both within and outside the lab process. In addition, the role requires identifying areas in which ACT can add value to issues affecting policymakers. The successful candidate will have a flexible mindset, an aptitude for working in teams, and an ability to interact effectively and professionally with a range of stakeholders both within and outside the Federal Reserve System. Responsibilities: Develop an understanding of and facility with a range of structured analytic techniques; Work in teams to pitch, prototype, and refine labs on tight deadlines; Support timely synthesis of exercise results into standardized products and discussion materials relevant to policymakers; Develop an in-depth understanding of all the Bank\u2019s core functions and responsibilities in order to successfully support the design of labs and instruments; Keep abreast of market and policy trends in the economy at large, particularly as they relate to the Fed; and Work in conjunction with the rest of the ACT function on ad hoc assignments, as needed. Requirements: Bachelor\u2019s degree in economics, business, finance, policy, or related fields; One to three years of work experience in financial markets, economics, or policy analysis; Demonstrated experience in a role where creative thinking and openness toward approaching issues and problems in nonstandard ways is critical for success; Familiarity with economic, financial and banking terminology and concepts; Ability to manage multiple deadlines while contributing to numerous concurrent projects; Experience working on cross functional teams; A multi-disciplinary background and varied set of perspectives is preferred; Strong written and verbal presentation skills; and experience presenting ideas to a broad audience. This position requires access to confidential supervisory information and FOMC information, which is limited to \Protected Individuals\ as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization and U.S. permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of being eligible to do so. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Website : https://www.kansascityfed.org/
The Federal Reserve was established by Congress and signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. It was preceded by financial panics, bank failures and business bankruptcies that severely disrupted the economy. There were two prior attempts at establishing central banks.