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Beacon Economics is currently hiring for the following position(s):

Business Development Intern (Part-Time)

The Business Development Intern will work closely with the Manager of Business Development to support the firm’s sales, marketing, proposal creation, and metrics-capturing efforts. The ideal candidate will possess superior written and verbal communication, the ability to multitask, and a strong desire to work as part of a team. This internship begins as a part-time position and does not include full-time employee benefits. The pay range is $16-$20/hour. This internship has the potential to evolve into a full-time position.

Description of Duties:
  • Write, edit, proof, organize, and format proposals based on Requests for Proposals (RFPs) utilizing the firm’s internal proposal software
  • Summarize proposal requirements for RFPs as they come in
  • Draft report summaries at the completion of each of our projects
  • Compile and monitor the firm’s business development pipeline within the CRM Platform Salesforce.
  • Support the firm’s business development and strategic planning initiatives
  • Monitor RFP databases for various project opportunities
  • Perform background research, participate in client outreach, and attend events in areas of interest
  • Support Weekly Business Development meetings as needed
Required Qualifications:
  • Exceptionally strong writing and communication skills required
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (esp. Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Experience with database management
  • An effective listener with the ability to create physical products from general ideas
  • The ability to multi-task, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • The ability to work in-office from our Los Angeles office twice per week, and once per week from home
  • Bachelor’s degree, or a senior student seeking a Bachelor’s degree or higher, in Economics, English, Communications, or a related field
Desired Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years’ experience coordinating and writing proposals
  • Proficiency with CRMs (Salesforce)
  • Knowledge of proposal management software (Proposify)
Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Intern (Part-Time)

The Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Intern will work with the Manager of Strategic Partnerships to support development initiatives, follow up on prospective leads, and maintain the firm’s various business development systems. The selected intern will provide technical and production support for a broad range of projects. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial disposition and have interest in building toward a full-time position at the firm. This internship begins as a part-time position and does not include full-time employee benefits. The pay range is $16-$20/hour.

Required Qualifications & Desired Candidate Profile:
  • The ability to learn and maintain CRM systems such as SalesForce and Pardot
  • The ability to work remotely as well as from our office in West Hollywood, California
  • An interest in sales, and the ability to follow-up with clients as directed
  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft products such as PowerPoint and Outlook
  • An eagerness to learn and grow into a larger role
  • A strong attention to detail paired with strong writing skills
  • Experience with database management
  • An effective listener with the ability to create physical products from general ideas
  • The ability to multi-task, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • A Bachelor’s degree, or a senior student seeking a Bachelor’s degree or higher
Senior Research Associate

The Senior Research Associate will work with the Practice Area Managers and other Research Associates to produce economic analyses, reports, and presentations. The position will provide technical and production support for a broad range of projects. The ideal candidate will possess a superior proficiency in statistical/mathematic/data analysis and have exceptionally strong writing skills.

Description of Duties:
  • Write/Draft reports based on complex data analysis.
  • Conduct data analysis using mathematical and statistical techniques to glean key insights/implications.
  • Perform data analysis and data mining using statistical software.
  • Develop presentations using PowerPoint.
  • Perform literature reviews and summarize previous work.
  • Utilize and master public and private economic data sources.
  • Work with very large databases to extract information and perform analysis.
  • Build and develop analytic models using calculus and statistical methods.
  • Work with senior management to understand research needs and carry out projects with minimal guidance.
Required Qualifications & Desired Candidate Profile:
  • 2-4 years experience conducting economic or data analysis.
  • Exceptionally strong writing skills required.
  • M.A./M.S. in economics, finance, math, or related field required.
  • Proficiency with economic/statistical software (Stata, Eviews, R, etc.).
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (esp. Excel/PowerPoint).
  • Comfortable with mathematics (algebra and calculus) and statistical techniques and models.
  • Experience with database management and data analysis.
  • Effective listener with the ability to create physical products from general ideas.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

Beacon Economics offers competitive salaries and benefits including (but not limited to) health, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, and flexible working conditions. Our positions actively offer opportunities for professional development and growth. They are ideal for candidates seeking to develop their own knowledge of the economics consulting space. As a growing firm, Beacon Economics welcomes creativity, an entrepreneurial mindset, and problem-solvers who practice out-of-the-box thinking.

** For all positions, please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to [email protected]. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

About Beacon

Beacon Economics is one of California’s leading economic research and consulting firms dedicated to delivering accurate, insightful, and objectively based analysis that enables its clients to make informed decisions about policy, investment, growth, and strategy. Leveraging unique proprietary models, vast databases, proven methodologies, and sophisticated policy analysis, Beacon Economics’ work has been used by a diverse array of private and public sector clients including major cities and counties across the western United States, Live Nation Entertainment, Uber, Lyft, The University of California, LA2028 Olympic Bid Committee, Skanska, AEG-IMG, 1st Century Bank, Next 10, the Sacramento Kings, and the California Apartment Association.

How to apply

Beacon Economics LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Administrative Support Manager at [email protected]. No phone calls.

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