Position Description: The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) seeks a dynamic research professional to serve as our policy analyst. LPPI champions nonpartisan, evidence-based domestic policy solutions that improve the economic, political, and social landscape for Latinos and other communities of color in states and localities across the U.S. LPPI leverages UCLA's cross-disciplinary strengths to create an enterprise-wide home for Latino social policy with expertise in over a dozen issue areas including civil rights, criminal justice, educational equity, health access, housing, and voting and civic participation. LPPI fosters innovative research, leverages policy-relevant expertise, drives civic engagement, and nurtures a leadership pipeline to propel viable policy reforms that expand opportunity for all Americans.
Under the direction of the Executive Director and Director of Research , the policy analyst serves as part of the research team supporting the research programs and operation of the organization. The policy analyst is responsible for supporting the development, management and execution of LPPI's policy portfolios. Here, the analyst will support the Director of Research, who acts as the primary point of contact for LPPI's research functions, overseeing the organization's research agenda, including in-house research projects, extramural research projects, and faculty-driven research. The analyst will support the Director of Research and Executive Director in their duties, related to talking points, policy research including legislative research, program dissemination activities, and cultivating relationship with scholarly, practitioner, and/or policy experts in order to promote LPPI's research and programmatic functions. She/he will be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising LPPI student fellows, including co-facilitating weekly fellow and staff meetings.
Metrics for success will include the consistent, widespread, and successful amplification of LPPI's research and policy programs; the successful identification of research partnership opportunities in addition to successful management of large extramural research grants; and the integration of LPPI's research into evidence-based policymaking across the country.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.