Graduate Student Researcher

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment is seeking multiple Graduate Student Researchers (GSR) to assist with research related to the early care and education workforce and related public policies. The GSRs will contribute to data collection, analysis, and literature reviews on projects and topics including the California Early Care and Education Workforce Study, state-level and national early childhood workforce data, teacher mobility, and workforce stratification and diversity. The position requires strong research and writing skills. This is a great opportunity to work with nationally recognized researchers on projects that contribute to policy reforms that improve the conditions and well-being of early educators, who currently occupy one of the lowest paid occupations in the country.

Tasks include:

  • Entering, cleaning and analyzing demographic and policy data in Excel, statistical software packages (SPSS or Stata)
  • Assisting with conducting qualitative interviews; coding and analyzing interviews in Dedoose or other qualitative software package
  • Drafting policy analysis, summaries and reports of findings
  • Compiling and analyzing data from government agencies and related organizations; may include verifying data points with relevant contacts by phone or email
  • Writing literature reviews and managing bibliographies: reading, summarizing, and filing academic and policy literature

Job Qualifications:


10-15 hours per week during the spring 2020 semester, with the possibility of renewal for additional semesters.

How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to: Marisa Schlieber,