Position Postings


Heartland Forward, a new “think and do” tank focused on enhancing the economic development of America’s heartland, is hiring for two positions!

  • Senior Economist to develop research around four aspects of economic development: regional competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation, human capital and health. The ideal candidate will have at least a master’s degree in economics or related field, preferably a PhD., as well as 7+ years of experience. 
  • Executive Director for Programs, lead staff member on program advocacy and public policy activities; translate research findings into actionable programs and policy at the local, regional and state levels. The ideal candidate for this position will have an economics background, 10+ years of policy experience and the ability to work with diverse audiences across government, private and non-profit sectors.