Vice President and Director of Research
The W.E. Upjohn Institute (“Institute”), a private, not-for-profit, nonpartisan, independent research organization, has been studying policy-related issues of employment and unemployment since its founding in 1932. With approximately 120 staff members and a budget of $22 million, the Institute is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Today, Institute research focuses on labor markets, addressing several core areas:
- The causes of unemployment and the effectiveness of social safety net programs in mitigating its effects;
- Education and training systems to improve workers’ employability and earnings;
- The influence of state and local economic development policies on local labor markets; and
- The emerging trends affecting workers and labor markets in the Institute’s core research areas.
The Institute carries out its mission by disseminating its research and through direct services. The communications team ensures Institute insights reach the researchers, policymakers, advocates, and practitioners who can put it to use. In addition, the Center for Workforce Innovation and Solutions administers federal and state-funded employment and training programs for disadvantaged and dislocated workers in Southwest Michigan.
Reporting to the President of the Upjohn Institute, Michael Horrigan, the Vice President and Director of Research (VPDR) is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic vision through working closely with staff to determine the direction of the Institute’s research. The VPDR provides direct supervision and support to the staff of the Research Department, which currently consists of 14 researchers and support staff, and will also have the opportunity to maintain a personal research agenda. The incumbent works collaboratively with both external stakeholders and all Institute staff.
For best consideration, please send all nominations and expressions of interest to:
Jim Sirianni, Managing Director
Anne Koellhoffer, Managing Associate
For more information, please visit Upjohn Institute’s home page at upjohn.org.
The Upjohn Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, is committed to affirmative action steps to help achieve a goal of equality in the treatment of employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age height, weight, national origin, veteran or disability status in hiring, promotion training and development, compensation, transfer, termination, disciplinary action, and all other personnel actions and Institute related functions and activities.