Political Research Associates (PRA) is a national nonprofit devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We provide research, strategy, and briefings to expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights. PRA publishes The Public Eye magazine quarterly. Our office is located in Somerville, Massachusetts.
You are an experienced manager, researcher/analyst, and writer who believes in the power of research to inform social justice advocacy. You take the threat of the Christian Right seriously and are committed to informing winning strategies to block theocracy and advance reproductive justice and LGBTQ+ justice. You have strong relationships to movement groups fighting for reproductive justice and an aptitude for intersectional analysis. Racial and economic justice are core commitments and elemental to your understanding of gender justice. Big ideas and even bigger challenges excite you. Your research and writing chops, knowledge about the Christian Right, and relationships with the reproductive justice field have prepared you to lead PRAs Reproductive Justice, Gender, and Sexuality team.
The Assistant Research Director for the Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Justice Program at PRA supervises 3-5 staff researchers, fellows, and contract researchers. The position provides intellectual, strategic, and programmatic leadership, manages ongoing research projects, cultivates collaboration with advocacy partners, andwith support from our communications teaminfluences news media and opinion leaders. The Assistant Research Director proposes strategic priorities, research plans, and social justice movement collaborations focusing on the Religious and Secular Rights strategies to curtail reproductive health, rights and LGBTQ+ justice. Roughly 70% of the job is team/project management and external engagement, with another 25-30% dedicated to the Assistant Research Directors own research/writing/education focus. The position works closely with the Assistant Research Director for Racial and Immigrant Justice.
Generous compensation package includes full employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement contribution, fabulous colleagues, and a collaborative working environment.
This is a full-time salaried position ($65,000-$70,000) preferably based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Applicants interested in working remotely will receive equal consideration and are encourage to apply. Relocation assistance provided.
Political Research Associates is committed to hiring someone with the right mix of experience (both traditional and nontraditional), political commitment, and potential to grow with us. We strongly encourage people from communities most negatively affected by right-wing ideologies & campaigns to apply, particularly: people of color; immigrants; women and feminine-identified people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and Two-Spirit people; genderqueer, trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people.
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