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JPMorgan Chase Vice President of Inclusive Banking Research, JPMC Institute in New York, New York

The JPMorgan Chase Institute is a global think tank dedicated to delivering data-rich analyses and expert insights for the public good. The mission of the JPMorgan Chase Institute is to help decision makers - policymakers, businesses, and nonprofit leaders - appreciate the scale, granularity, diversity, and interconnectedness of the global economic system and timely data and thoughtful analysis to make more informed decisions that advance prosperity for all. Drawing on JPMorgan Chase's unique proprietary data, expertise, and market access, the Institute develops analyses and insights on the inner workings of the economy, frames critical problems, and convenes stakeholders and leading thinkers.

Position Overview:

The JPMorgan Chase Institute seeks candidates with experience leading quantitative data and/or social science projects who will apply their expertise to inform private and public sector decision-making-including financial services, products, and practices development-with the ultimate goal of advancing racial equity and economic inclusion. The Vice President of Inclusive Banking Research will lead research that will inform private and public sector efforts to change financial services products and practices in ways that reduce racial gaps and other inequalities in wealth, resilience, and stability. S/he will collaborate with Institute leadership to source and prioritize research projects, and to manage the execution of those projects. The Vice President will lead and coach a data scientist and liaise with seasoned Institute research leaders to ensure projects receive sufficient guidance and direction; to leverage existing data sets, knowledge, and relationships; and to serve as an ambassador on behalf of the JPMorgan Chase Institute in synthesizing findings for executive audiences.

Job Responsibilities

Research

  • Identify and prioritize timely and impactful research projects, and triage inbound requests for analysis.

  • Conduct original data analyses using large datasets of anonymized administrative data.

  • Work with research team members to develop analytics and design controlled experiments to test ideas and validate hypotheses.

  • Use data analysis techniques to develop insights that lead to new recommendations presented to management.

  • Work with large datasets using expert coding practices and big data programming languages on a Hadoop platform, and produce statistical and visual analytics.

  • Plan, execute, and partner with others to construct data assets in service of research projects .

  • Lead research projects through delivery, including drafting and presenting recommendations and delivering insights in a compelling manner actionable by senior leadership.

Outreach & Engagement

  • Experience working in the financial services industry and / or client services

  • Synthesize and communicate data insights and findings for senior executives, both technical and non-technical.

  • Work with bank colleagues to understand and contextualize research findings within business products, practices, and strategies and consider revenue and cost implications for the business as well as economic implications for customers.

  • Build and maintain internal and external relationships to promote engagement and collaboration.

Leadership & Project Management

  • Develop, plan, and execute research projects with guidance from research leadership.

  • Provide day-to-day coaching and regular feedback for direct and matrixed reports on their performance and career development, helping to prioritize and execute tasks.

  • Draft, coordinate input on, and bring to the finish line final products. Coordinate and help deliver executive presentations and progress updates.

  • Contribute to efforts to strengthen the Institute as an organization, including developing and refining processes and promoting a collaborative culture committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion .

Candidate Qualifications:

Research

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline (e.g., Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Public Policy, Data Science); Master's degree or higher preferred

  • 6-10 years of relevant experience, including substantial experience in data analytics and/or quantitative research, grounded in microeconomics, econometrics, or other relevant social science

  • Excellent problem-solving skills; track record of creativity, innovation, and initiative-taking

  • Experience analyzing racial gaps in socioeconomic or financial outcomes

  • Experience running randomized controlled experiments, pilots, or other program evaluations.

  • Experience writing modular / reusable code to perform statistical analyses on large administrative data sets (e.g., millions of records)

  • Experience with Scala, Python, and / or SQL preferred; experience with distributed Hadoop platform tools (e.g., Spark, Hive) and collaboration tools (git, Jira) is a plus

Outreach & Engagement

  • Excellent communicator able to convey complex information in an understandable, compelling, and persuasive manner to senior executives

  • Strong presentation skills and executive presence; e xperience synthesizing and presenting messages for non-technical audiences through writing, data visualization

  • Proven ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders

  • Experience working in the financial services industry and / or client services

Leadership & Project Management

  • 2+ years of leadership and project management experience, ideally within a research setting; ability to meet deadlines, effectively prioritize and delegate work, and manage project scope; experience managing internal or external clients preferred

  • Ability to effectively execute in a high-performance workplace, with strong organization and attention to detail

  • Experience leading and developing team members and creating an inclusive team environment

Application Requirements

  • Current resume

Optional:

  • Cover letter strongly encouraged

  • Writing sample (e.g., recent article, research paper) demonstrating your writing and analytical abilities

  • Statistical Coding Sample

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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