May 2, 2022

FPI's Hiring! Worker Power Research Assistant

Job Title: Worker Power Research Assistant

About Florida Policy Institute

Florida Policy Institute (FPI) is an independent public policy research nonprofit dedicated to advancing policies and budgets that improve the economic mobility and quality of life for all Floridians. We do this through research, strategic outreach, coalition building, and policy advocacy. Our mission is to advance state  policies and budgets that improve the economic mobility and quality of life for all Floridians.

FPI’s work is grounded in the fundamental belief that government has a role to play to help improve the lives of all the people it serves. We are deeply committed to public policies that recognize the needs of Floridians struggling to make ends meet, no matter their race, ethnicity, background, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability status.

Summary

The Worker Power Research Assistant works closely with the Economic Justice Policy Analyst to further FPI’s research and analysis on worker power and economic justice issues. This position is tied to a 2.5-year grant with the goal of “advancing one or more state or local policies that expand, restore, or maintain workers’ rights to organize unions and/or collectively bargain with employers while also improving equitable outcomes for women and people of color.”

Tasks will include data collection and analysis, literature review, and writing. The position requires strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills, strong writing ability, self-motivation and independent work ability, and effective interpersonal communication.

FPI prioritizes an inclusive and equitable workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and people of other historically marginalized backgrounds are very strongly encouraged to apply.

Hours and Compensation

FPI offers $20/hour for this 2.5-year research assistantship requiring up 10 hours of work per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with qualitative and quantitative data activities, including  submitting public record requests; accessing and cleaning publicly-available data; and administering surveys or conducting interviews with community members or partners.
  • Conduct background research by analyzing legislation, related documents (e.g. bill analyses, recorded testimony), literature (scholarly and non), and media surrounding the issue(s).
  • Assist in drafting blog posts, sections of reports, research briefs, and other publications.
  • Help with outreach efforts to potential partners and assist in managing existing ones.
  • Other related duties may be assigned.

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to communicate effectively and read, analyze, and interpret complex documents and data.
  • Ability to employ both quantitative and qualitative analysis to data interpretation, including a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and statistical software (e.g., Excel, R). Knowledge of visual software is a plus (e.g., Tableau, DataWrapper).
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to write concisely, with an eye toward race and gender equity, and in a manner that makes complex policy topics accessible and easy to understand.

Requirements

  • Must live in the state of Florida, though work will be remote.
  • A high school diploma
  • FPI prefers to hire an RA who can commit to staying on for the full 2.5-year duration of the grant; 1+ year commitment is required.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and one writing sample of up to 10 pages to careers@floridapolicy.org with the subject line “Worker Power Research Assistant Application.” At the top of your writing sample, please only include  your phone number – do not include your name or any other identifying information. Make sure that your phone number is also included in your resume.

Applications will be accepted until May 20, 2022

Florida Policy Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender identity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

 People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and people of other historically marginalized backgrounds are very strongly encouraged to apply.

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