job: Assistant Director of Storytelling (Santa Clara U)

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Assistant Director of Storytelling

Position Title:Assistant Director of Storytelling

Position Type:Regular

Salary Range:
$66,600.00 – $78,300.00; commensurate with experience.

Pay Frequency:Annual
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by its high student-retention rate, and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

University Relations, composed of Development, Alumni Relations, and the Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC), builds Santa Clara University’s excellence and character by strengthening relations with alumni, parents, and friends of the University, raising public awareness, and increasing private philanthropy, which supports the University’s growth and reputation.

A. POSITION PURPOSE

Reporting to the Director of Storytelling, the Assistant Director of Storytelling is responsible for researching, writing, editing, and proofing the stories that define Santa Clara University.

B. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively and efficiently tell the stories of Santa Clara University as part of an easily understood narrative.
  • Find, shape, and create feature articles, profiles, and other content for various platforms including Santa Clara Magazine and other print and digital publications, web, social media, multimedia, in-person events, etc.
  • Develop stories in a collaborative setting, and draw on anecdotes and data and tell stories that both exemplify Santa Clara University’s brand trajectory and strategic direction and are crafted with key audiences in mind.
  • Conduct research and interviews with SCU alumni, donors, students, staff, and faculty.
  • Provide leadership in promoting University Editorial Style Guidelines to ensure consistency in style and tone exists throughout all university publications.
  • Assist with curating websites and content, collaborating with other campus constituents and units.
  • Support the development and creation of fundraising and comprehensive campaign marketing collateral, including direct appeals, case statements, gift proposals, and videos.
  • Develop and maintain productive, strategic relationships with campus clients (faculty, staff, and administrators.)
  • Serve in a consultant role for campus colleagues in writing and editing related positions.

C. GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Under the direction of the Director of Storytelling in ensuring that strategic projects are accomplished well and in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the Messaging and Content Strategy team, designers, digital team, and project managers in developing and executing projects.
  • Recommend initiatives and implement changes to improve quality of writing, editing, and other forms of storytelling.
  • Identify and determine causes of challenges; develop and present recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices.
  • Maintain contact with sources, clients, and strategic partners, and solicit feedback for improved services.
  • Maximize productivity through use of appropriate tools, including project management systems.
  • Research and develop resources that create timely and efficient workflow.
  • Prepare regular progress updates for the Director of Storytelling. Ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of projects.
  • Develop and implement guidelines to support the functions of University Marketing and Communications.

D. QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

1. Knowledge

  • For marketing communications, experience creating on-brand, audience-focused messaging.
  • Possesses an understanding of brand strategy and implementation through writing and other forms storytelling.
  • Ability to coordinate and create compelling stories and written copy to meet dynamic goals of the University.
  • Strong customer service orientation and commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality solutions to campus clients.
  • Demonstrated success delivering high-quality work, including writing with breadth and depth, while also advocating for high standards throughout the organization.
  • Understanding of web content strategy.
  • Familiarity with web content management systems.
  • Knowledge of and experience with AP and Chicago style.
  • Knowledge and use of search engine optimization.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the vision and values of a Jesuit, Catholic educational mission.
  • Knowledge of higher education marketing and communication practices.

2. Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and project management skills.
  • Proven and demonstrated written and oral communication skills; exemplary writing, editing, proofing, communication and time management skills.
  • Must be goal-oriented and a self-motivated individual who can demonstrate accountability, initiative, creativity and focus in a rapidly changing and intellectually stimulating environment.
  • Outstanding computer skills, including experience with project management, team chat, e-mail, word processing, and database software.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in situations requiring independent decision-making and in handling confidential and sensitive material.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InCopy and Acrobat, highly desired.

3. Abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure and respond positively to multiple deadlines with a commitment to accuracy and timeliness.
  • Demonstrated genuine appetite to contribute to a collaborative, ethical, and professional team environment.
  • Ability to work well independently and also in a team setting, and to provide leadership and direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and work load to multitask and achieve goals in a deadline driven environment while maintaining a strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment for decision making and handling confidential and sensitive material.
  • Demonstrated skills in focusing on appropriate priorities, and driving completion of projects and tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to take initiative, present options, and anticipate outcomes; to work with both urgency and calm; the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously; flexibility; and comfort working in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to articulate SCU brand across media and audiences.

4. Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in marketing, communications or a related discipline.

5. Years of Experience

  • Five to six years writing experience required with an emphasis on storytelling and three years of marketing experience, preferably in higher education.

E. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer and phone.
  • Required to frequently travel to outside constituent meetings.
  • Required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
  • May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in-state or out-of-state locations.
  • Meeting with external constituents at off-campus locations including other offices, restaurants, and other private and public venues.

F. WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Typical office environment.
  • Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
  • Offices with equipment noise and frequent interruptions.

EEO Statement
Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Belinda Guthrie, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, bguthrie@scu.edu, www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/scu/scu/job/Santa-Clara-CA/Assistant-Director-of-Storytelling_R676

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination
Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara Universitys equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Belinda Guthrie, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, bguthrie@scu.edu, www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

jobs: Narrative and Advocacy, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

work with Dr. Ibram Kendi!

https://www.higheredjobs.com/admin/details.cfm?JobCode=177380601

Institution: Boston University Location: Boston, MA

  • Admin – Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
  • Admin – Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs
  • Admin – Student Affairs and Services

Posted: 12/27/2020 Type: Full-Time Tracking Code
2523

Job Description

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

The BU Center for Antiracist Research was founded in 2020 by Dr. Ibram Kendi. The Center is rapidly growing and looking for passionate individuals to join their dedicated leadership team.

The Center is built on four offices of applied work: Research, Policy, Narrative, and Advocacy. As a senior leader in the Center, the Assistant Director of the Center for Antiracist Research will provide high-level academic support and research guidance to the Center’s Office of Narrative and Office of Advocacy, particularly its leadership team. This scholar will brings their academic expertise to bear on envisioning and executing the strategic research plans for the Center’s Office of Narrative and Office of Advocacy; designing the Center’s narrative and advocacy projects and initiatives, particularly its media projects, public scholarship program, public events, and antiracist curricula; seeking and writing grants for the Center’s projects and initiatives; developing a personal research portfolio; supporting the hiring, training, organizing and supervising the faculty, technical, professional, and student research staff carrying out the Center’s projects; and building working relationships with BU and non-BU research collaborators. This is a not a faculty position, but does report directly to the Center’s Director and works closely with the Managing Director, Associate Director of Narrative, and Associate Director of Advocacy.

Doctoral degree and 7-10 years’ experience required.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BU WEBSITE:

Please email resume/C.V. and cover letter to Adeline Gutierrez Nunez, Assistant to the Director, at adelineg@bu.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

job: Researcher, Health and Data

at Data & Society Research Institute (View all jobs) New York, NY

Researcher, Health and Data 
January 2021

Data & Society Research Institute is seeking an engaging and collaborative Researcher, Health and Data to fill this open-level position in their Research department. Please use this link to apply or apply via Greenhouse.

About the Health and Data Initiative

Health and Data projects examine the extent to which new technologies can address historical disparities in data collection and access to healthcare–and, in turn, introduce new forms of inequity. Through empirical investigation, the Health and Data team seeks to understand the evolving and complex interdependence of our health and technology practices, including algorithmic decision-making in clinical care, bias in genome databases, ethical collection of data, healthy interactions with tech platforms and mobile devices, and the spread of health misinformation online.

About the position

Your primary responsibility as a Researcher for the Health and Data Initiative will be to work in close collaboration with the Program Director on an empirical research project that studies worker’s perspectives and experiences of infection-related health monitoring, surveillance and data collection in frontline and high-risk workplaces. This qualitative research project also seeks to understand how personal health data captured in the workplace flows to third parties and how much employees are aware of how their data is used. Those who have prior experience conducting research with historically underrepresented communities are of particular interest for this role.

The Researcher is a subject-matter expert who is primarily responsible for carrying out field work and producing written outputs, including the final report, as well as findings memos, literature reviews, and public-facing outputs. In addition, you will serve as a lead contributor on Data & Society communications and written outputs, such as brief research papers, blog posts, event promotion materials and other public-facing writing. The Researcher also proposes and contributes to the development of new research project proposals and participates in the process of designing and funding those projects. 

Depending on skill level and interest, there will be additional opportunities for doing primary research work. The full-time Researcher will join the Health and Data team, and report to the Initiative Lead. This is a 16-month position with the possibility of extension. We seek candidates who are currently available or can be available to start in the early spring of 2021. 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate may be trained in any number of disciplines but should have a strong empirical foundation; be interested in questions related to technology, health, and society; and be excited to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment that includes social scientists, lawyers, computer scientists, artists and practitioners. Candidates may have a PhD or equivalent experience in any number of disciplines, but should have a strong background conducting qualitative social science fieldwork.

Candidates should enjoy working on collaborative teams, contributing to peer intellectual production, and engaging broad public audiences with research. Strong candidates have lots of research ideas and are excited to grow and develop this area of inquiry at Data & Society.

Ideal candidates are also committed to social change and oriented to practical applications of research and its implications for practice, design and governance of new technologies, and a strong desire to understand how technology and power shape our socio-technical society. Candidates should have a well-established research track record as demonstrated by research publications and public writing and speaking.

Candidates should be able to write for multiple audiences and be part of a public-facing research institute.

This position reports to the Program Director.

 Requirements

  • Excellent research and written communication skills
  • Master’s degree or relevant research experience
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct in-depth research interviews
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Ability to write for a non-academic audience and translate research findings for journalists and policymakers
  • Ability to assess the amount of time that a project will take and meet deadlines
  • Ability to participate in and assist with project-related events and post-COVID travel
  • Ability to coordinate with other team members and the D&S community
  • Experience researching the impact of new technologies on health and well-being
  • The successful candidate will be intellectually flexible, with a strong ability to move from task to task and to pivot quickly. 

Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize, develop, and conduct a research project
  • Publish op-eds and blog posts related to ongoing research for academic and non-academic audiences
  • Participate in conferences and workshops in your field
  • Participate in outreach and collaboration activities including meetings, presentations, webinars, hearings, and conferences
  • Collaborate with other researchers internally and externally
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and execute new research projects
  • Coordinate and attend regular team meetings, as well as collaborate with the broader Data & Society community

 Practical Considerations

  • You will be expected to contribute to the life of Data & Society through active engagement in and hosting of events, seminars, reading groups, and other cross-topical activities.
  • The annual salary will depend on the position, seniority, and level of responsibility. You will also receive a laptop. Additional research budget will depend on the project.
  • You will be offered a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and paid holidays.
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States; we are unable to sponsor visas. 

Salary

$75,000-$80,000

To apply, please submit the following by January 31, 2021 using this link (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis):

  • Your resume or CV.
  • Cover letter describing your current research projects or work, as well as your ideal research and professional trajectory. Please also indicate your desired start date and highlight any experiences that may contribute to your success in this position.
  • Two writing samples that illustrate your ability to communicate complex research findings to a broad audience. This should include at least one publication where you are either a lead or contributing author writing about original empirical research.
  • The names, affiliations, and email addresses of three references.

Feel free to contact jobs@datasociety.net with any questions about the position. Questions about the opportunity or process will not reflect negatively on your application.

About Data & Society
Founded in 2013, Data & Society is a NYC-based independent research institute. We operate as a dynamic intellectual nonprofit with strong recognition in the technology, academic, and policy sectors. Our work advances public understanding of the social and cultural implications of data-centric technologies and automation. Through interdisciplinary research and engagement, we work to ensure that knowledge guides development and governance of technology.

The issues that Data & Society seeks to address are complex. The same innovative technologies and sociotechnical practices that are reconfiguring society – enabling novel modes of interaction, new opportunities for knowledge, and disruptive business patterns– can be abused to invade people’s privacy, provide new tools of discrimination, and harm individuals and communities.

To provide frameworks that can help society address emergent tensions, Data & Society is committed to identifying thorny issues at the intersection of technology and society, providing and encouraging research that can ground informed, evidence-based public debates, and building a network of researchers and practitioners who can anticipate issues and offer insight and direction. 

Data & Society’s programs bring together different perspectives, research methods, and practices. We weave together researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals. We see tremendous reciprocal benefits for network building and research when they are combined.

The work and well-being of Data & Society is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities. 

Top Posts for 2020

As I do every year, I’m sitting down in January to take stock of my top blog posts in 2020…and..well, 2020 was a strange year all around, and activity on Career Linguist appears to have been no exception.

The blog post that I was the most excited about (and frankly was the reason I sat down to make this list) did not make the top 10, so I have just repackaged it and posted it over on Medium: Being Now/Here

The second most popular post in 2020 was a book review I did of the 2018 edition of What Color is Your Parachute, which is just plain embarassing, considering that I never got around to finishing my review of the 2019 edition (I did start it!), and that the 2021 edition is already out. So, yes, I have my marching orders. That is now on my “to do.”

And the post that continues to be the most popular (by alot!) year after year is 50 Linguist-Friendly Organizations a list featuring organizations that currently employ linguists. I update it when a linguist reaches out to me to say “I love my job!” – and when that happens, I look at the list and remove an organization that I haven’t heard about in a while or where my connection has left. (please reach out if you are one such).

Reflecting on the popularity of that page, I know that it is because the information of who employs linguists is of course useful to jobseekers. But at the same time, here at Career Linguist, I am interested in engineering a mindset shift in thinking about career.

What I would really want people to come away with after looking at Career Linguist is thinking that is much more fine-grained about the details of work so as to interrogate the who, what, when, where, why and how of working at a particular organization. So not just that linguists work there, but why they are valued, how they make their utility legible. I would hope a reader would ask herself: Would I enjoy being there too? why? what would I do? and how? for whom?

So I hope you will check out the series of posts on the Work Interrogatives and sure, give me updates for 50 organizations, and share your stories with me, so that I may share them with our community!

Get on my calendar: Book a meeting with Career Linguist

and here’s to what’s next!

Georgia Tech – research postdoc (inclusion)

The Fellow will contribute to a research program that seeks to answer the following research questions: 1) how can inclusion promoting
interventions be sustainably integrated into the curriculum, 2) how do the curriculum modifications impact students’
interpersonal skills and understanding of inclusive engineering design practices, and 3) what system and structural changes are
effective in supporting organizational change? We are seeking a candidate who has a strong record of designing and executing
qualitative studies. Qualitative interviewing, participant observation, state-of-the-art analytic techniques and code book development
are the essential tools we seek. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to recruit and mentor a team of undergraduate research
assistants.

Program Director, Race, Ethnicity, Gender and the Economy

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/b9becfe7b16744249142d0b983a46565-program-director-race-ethnicity-gender-and-the-economy-institute-for-womens-policy-research-washington


The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is the nation’s preeminent think tank committed to achieving economic equity for women and eliminating structural and institutional barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce and society.

IWPR’s mission is to build knowledge and evidence to support policies that help grow women’s economic power and influence in society, close inequality gaps, and improve the economic security and well-being of girls, women, and families. We generate the ideas that build power and economic equity for all women.

Statement on Racial Equity and Intersectionality

At IWPR, we believe social and economic mobility in the United States is determined and influenced by race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other markers of difference. In working to achieve economic equity and to better understand the experiences of all women in the workforce and in society, we use both racial equity and intersectional frameworks in our research and analysis to help generate strategies and solutions that are grounded in the economic realities of women and families.

We also prioritize building an inclusive and welcoming work environment that values the diverse perspectives and experiences of all staff.

POSITION OVERVIEW

IWPR seeks a full-time Director, Program on Race, Ethnicity, Gender and the Economy to manage its research, campaigns and efforts focused on women and girls of color, their families, and communities.

Specifically, the Program Director will help to build out IWPR’s program and efforts focused on building the long-term economic security and well-being of women and girls of color, their families and communities; conduct original research and policy analysis using intersectional and racial equity frameworks; organize convenings, symposia, and roundtables with national leaders, scholars, and practitioners and other key stakeholders on issues related to race, ethnicity, gender and the economy; and represent IWPR at events, conferences and convenings.

The Program Director will play a critical role in ensuring that IWPR is leveraging its research for maximum impact and influence at the local, state, and national levels; collaborate with senior IWPR researchers on projects and research; and manage grant funded projects and help to expand IWPR’s portfolio of Foundation, corporate, and government partners.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, forward-thinking, experienced, and a collaborative leader. They are an innovative and respected scholar/practitioner with excellent writing and editing skills and possess deep knowledge and experience with racial equity and intersectional frameworks and approaches. They also know how to analyze economic and related data using these frameworks and have experience with translating high-level research for broad audiences through op-eds, blogs, reports, briefing papers, or other similar mediums. They are a proven fundraiser with a strong interest in the intersections of research, policy, and practice.

This position is full-time and non-exempt, and reports to the Vice President of Research and Policy.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research Strategy, Vision, and Leadership

  • Develop and implement a cohesive research and policy program focused on women and girls of color, their families and communities and the economy;
  • Identify and assess emerging research gaps in the field and potential innovations and opportunities for IWPR;
  • Represent IWPR at high-level convenings, conferences and meetings;
  • Nurture and expand existing funding relationships and cultivate new sources;

Research Experience

  • Ability to perform advanced, complex quantitative data analysis of large datasets and trends, utilizing econometric, network science and/or other statistical methods, including creating data visuals; developing, programing, and fielding online surveys; and conducting interviews and focus groups;
  • Familiarity and experience conducting research and/or policy analysis on issues related to poverty and income inequality, the wealth gap, the wage gap and pay equity, women’s and family economic security, quality jobs, and/or educational equity and access;
  • Experience with multivariate statistical methods, survey research and/or qualitative research and design and analysis;
  • Experience using and integrating racial equity and intersectional frameworks and analysis in research study designs, written reports, and briefs; and
  • Ability to write high quality working papers, reports and presentations based on the data work and analysis

Program and Research Management

  • Strong program and project management skills, and ability to manage multiple deadlines and competing demands;
  • Ability to oversee the overall execution of IWPR research projects and publications including major reports, briefs, government testimony, regulatory comments, data analysis, infographics and other visuals focused on race, ethnicity, and the economy;
  • Experience managing junior and mid-level level research and program staff;
  • Fundraise and manage donor relationships including writing proposals and grant reports;
  • Work with communications staff to initiate policy campaigns and efforts on key issues and priorities;
  • Coordinate research content and report releases with the other IWPR programs and units; and
  • Organize convenings, symposia, and roundtables with national leaders, scholars, and practitioners and other key stakeholders on issues related to race, ethnicity, gender and the economy

Other Professional and Personal Qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including presentation skills;
  • A strong existing network—the candidate will be known and respected in the progressive research community, bringing existing relationships that will facilitate expansion of our research and policy work;
  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with diverse stakeholders including executives, researchers, practitioners, policy and advocacy organizations, public officials, and Boards of Directors;
  • Superior problem-solving, managerial, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across the organization;
  • Effective, versatile, and action oriented; and
  • Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and multiple priorities.

Education and Experience

10 + years related experience managing high-level projects and programs. A PhD or equivalent experience/expertise in a related field (e.g., economics, sociology, political science, public policy, law etc.) is required.

Salary

$110,000 to $130,000 and will be commensurate with experience. IWPR provides competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.

To apply, submit one file including: a cover letter, resume and relevant writing sample to jobs@iwpr.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Individuals from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

The world needs linguists

The troubling events of this week are serving as a reminder that now more than ever, we need to be engaging in challenging conversations and dialoging across difference. For me, it’s also a powerful reminder of just how much our skills as linguists are needed: we are trained to see systems (and not only how they interrelate, but especially how they change), we are experts at listening, we unearth assumptions, and we do not run away from overwhelming (even contradicting) input – in fact, this is where a linguist begins!

As part of my own commitment to bringing linguistics to work, especially in ways that support equity and promoting our shared civic greater good, I’m offering a free consult to any Career Linguists currently putting together materials to work in the public or social sectors, either pocket-full-of stories or a story consult (focus on a career text like a resume, cover letter, portfolio, Linked in profile, etc).

Contact me for a code that enables you to register for 100% discount


Also, some resources of possible interest:

I just joined Braver Angels a non-profit whose work is about depolarizing America. I’m planning to attend their national gathering on Tuesday called Hold America Together

you might also want to check out Engaging Differences a free video series available online from the National Institute for Civil Discourse, an organization founded here in Tucson after the shooting that injured Gabrielle Giffords.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has an amazing resource about responding to everyday bigotry called Speak Up.

What resources do you have to share? Our community needs them!

Career Camp info session

Interested in Career Camp, but want to know more before you sign up?  Bring all of your questions to a (virtual) info session

Info session: Friday 4/16/21

2pm pdt /3pm mdt / 4pm cdt / 5pm edt


questions? Contact Career Linguist

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Career Camp is five weeks of focused activities and structured feedback on the stories used in career interactions. Each week we focus on a different story from the professional self-presentation genres (resume, LinkedIn summary sections, your “about me”spiels etc.). Take the time to do some reflection and discernment or gear up to hit the ground running with a newly focused jobsearch with a resume that blows their SOQs off, cover letters that speak to why THEY need you, and pocket examples that show the WHY of your work!


Testimonials:

Thinking in terms of stories was transformative for me. I’m definitely a convert to the notion of seeing the world in stories. Before Career Camp I’d been feeling stuck. I was uncomfortable and unsure about how to interact with LinkedIn. I didn’t enjoy researching organizations. This mini-course changed the way I look at those activities; when everything is a story, everything is data. Looking at data is fun, so looking at LinkedIn can be fun, too. I now feel less stressed and more productive as I explore and apply.  

  • Career Camp participant