The individual will focus on economic analysis of housing market data to support the Research and Industry Technology Group and MBA membership in a variety of areas including: refining MBA’s forecast methodology and models; communicating information on MBA research products to members, the media, and other stakeholders; producing and disseminating housing and mortgage industry analyses, reports, and presentations; compiling data for Research presentations; and performing the functions of the Executive Director of MBA’s Research Institute for Housing America. The individual is also expected to represent MBA through informed participation at various conferences or meetings.
The ideal candidate will be an economist with a desire and ability to analyze data, and to write and speak clearly about these data regarding market developments to a variety of business, policy, and general audiences. The candidate must be capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously, and be willing to grow in the position so as to eventually become a leading analyst within the industry. The RIHA role also requires a comfort with both academic and business-oriented research.
The position requires significant travel to speak at MBA conferences and member events. This travel is concentrated in the spring and the fall.
This position requires a Ph.D. in economics, finance, or related field, or an MA in one of these fields with significant professional experience. Applicants should have 10 or more years experience working as an economist either in the mortgage/financial services industry or at a regulatory agency.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.