THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
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The Center for Inclusive Democracy (formerly California Civic Engagement Project) located in Sacramento, CA has an immediate opening for a Research Program Specialist. This is fixed term position through 5/31/2021. The position calls for work in interdisciplinary studies, focusing on questions of civic engagement and voting behavior. This position requires active involvement in conducting research on specific projects, as well as providing general research assistance to ongoing projects at the Center. The Research Program Specialist will be called on to collect and interpret data using multiple databases. Other duties include: data collection; statistical data analysis; geographical presentation of data; computer management of data files; and the analysis and write-up of research findings, as appropriate, given the research findings of individual projects, and subject to grant funding.
Preferred education: Master's degree or Ph.D. in Political Science, Statistics, Sociology or a related field.
Basic qualifications include: communications skills to engage effectively with a variety of collaborators and audiences; demonstrated skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; strong writing, proofreading and editing abilities; the ability to research and write academic literature reviews. Experience working collaboratively with governmental and community leaders is a strong plus.
The position involves a focus on public service, providing research to political, non-profit and academic outlets, in order to encourage voting in California and beyond.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Cover letter and resume must be attached to your application.
About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Price School is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; mastersâ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive mastersâ degrees; and undergraduate degrees.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelorâs degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Related experience with specialized research and/or programs (e.g., counseling, teaching). Ability to analyze and evaluate data, and present findings. Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, able to problem solve and lead conflict resolutions. Ability to interpret and apply policies/analyses/trends.
Internal Number: REQ20091109
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.