SHRM Analyst, Economic Research in Alexandria, Virginia


The Role:

The Analyst, Economic Research contributes to SHRM’s economic research, analysis and forecasting processes. This contains covering work on economic issues, including but not limited to immigration, unemployment, labor markets and global mobility. The Analyst works with large economic and market data sets from various sources and conducts analysis using various methods and systems. This role will also support the programs with writing reports and crafting project proposals.


Your Day:

  • Gather and provide various economic data analysis by applying econometric techniques that is used in reports and articles.

  • Study data and statistics using an understanding of economic relationships to uncover and report trends.

  • Write complex reports and papers, craft project proposals, and prepare presentations to communicate analysis results to stakeholders.

  • Draft and conduct research in support of economic impact studies that explains economic trends in the employment and labor markets. This involves general research, data manipulation, and documentation of analytical findings.

  • Support the team with research projects, program development and presentations.

  • Provide administrative support including managing conferences, briefings, and scheduling meetings.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


Must Haves:

  • Master’s degree in economics or related field.

  • 3 years of professional experience in data research, analysis, and writing.

  • Skilled at applying economic theory and knowledge.Demonstrated ability to study data and statistics and use understanding of economic relationships to uncover trends and forecast data.

  • Superior analytical skills, as demonstrated by a track record problem solving activities.Ability to draft advanced-level reports and graphics.Superior writing, presentation, and communication skills.Ability to work independently and/or as a member of the team.

  • Willingness to work on variety types of tasks and projects.

  • Possess a desire to learn and develop inventive methods that respond to customer/project needs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.

Category Research & Insights