THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN SACRAMENTO, CA.
The California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) located in Sacramento, CA has an immediate opening for a Project Specialist. This is a one-year, fixed term position.
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 CCEP.
The Project Specialist will be called on to co-create research projects and studies, as well 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 in Political Science, 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; and excellent public presentation skills to help present research results to academic and on-academic audiences. Experience working collaboratively with leaders from diverse populations is a strong plus.
The position involves a focus on pubic 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; masters' degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters' degrees; and undergraduate degrees.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques
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