Research and Policy Associate

About Berkeley & CSCCE

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The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE), is a center of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley. CSCCE is a research group dedicated to conducting research and proposing policy solutions aimed at improving how our nation prepares, supports and rewards the early care and education workforce to ensure young children’s optimal development.

Application Review Date

The first review date for this position is July 13th. Position will remain open until filled.

About the Position

The Research and Policy Analyst will support early childhood workforce research and policy projects. The incumbent will work across multiple CSCCE projects, and under the general supervision of and in collaboration with academic staff, will undertake research and policy projects. The incumbent is expected to apply expertise in early childhood workforce and/or related policy and research skills to research and project design. S/he will perform complex tasks related to research and analyses, making significant, original contributions; including authorship or co-authorship of published findings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide advisement and support on quantitative and qualitative methodological design and procedures, including but not limited to sample selection, survey design.
  • Collect and analyze workforce data, including original research and extant data.
  • Apply research findings to complex policy issues, and conduct policy analysis.
  • Participate in, and lead some aspects of dissemination of research and policy analysis, including, but not limited to report/documentation preparation, professional presentations, and manuscripts for peer review.
  • Participate in and provide expert advisement to local, state, and national early childhood workforce committees, advisory councils, and workgroups.
  • Data and fact checking analyses and documentation.

Required Qualifications

• Experience in research and/or policy related to the early care and education workforce or relevant issues such as K-12 workforce development, wage and/or labor policy, and/or issues facing low wage workers.
• Ability to manage competing deadlines with attention to high level of detail and accuracy.
• Experience with quantitative and qualitative social science research processes, including, but not limited to developing research protocols, developing online surveys, and analyzing extant and original datasets.
• Documented ability of strong writing skills.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, to multiple constituencies, including policy makers, researchers, and other external stakeholders.
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, with research projects running concurrently.
• Demonstrated computer skills including data management, bibliographic and spreadsheet software, in addition to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive applications.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

To apply

To view the full job listing and apply, Visit the Berkeley Jobs page. Search the JobID #23487

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status.