Researcher and Policy Analyst

Researcher and Policy Analyst

LAANE is seeking someone with a commitment to social justice to join our Education team. Our team partners with UTLA and the Reclaim Our Schools Los Angeles coalition to improve access and advance opportunities in public education for all students so that they thrive in the classroom, in their communities, and beyond.

Who We Are: LAANE is an advocacy organization dedicated to racial, economic and climate justice. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy, and deep coalition organizing, LAANE works with labor and community partners to fight for policies that create good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment. For more information about our work, visit www.laane.org.

Position Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Campaign Director, the Research and Policy Analyst will conduct industry and policy research to guide strategic campaign decisions and shape campaign messaging. Core responsibilities include:

● Writing research memos, fact sheets and reports, both for internal and external use
● Analyzing school district, demographic and industry data from public and private sources
● Identifying, reviewing and analyzing primary and secondary sources
● Conducting interviews and leading surveys

Job Qualifications:

● Cultural competency and social justice values/work experience: A strong commitment to racial and economic justice and the labor movement, cultural humility and mindfulness, familiarity with public education and/or climate justice is a plus, knowledge of area political context is a plus, fluency in Spanish is a plus.
● Working as a leader within a team: Ability to work independently and collectively within a team and coalition with outside partners, well organized, think proactively, possession of strong interpersonal communication skills, and emotional intelligence.
● Dedication and responsibility: Willingness to work long hours and participate in organizational actions or events that occur during evening and weekend hours, detail-oriented, can balance multiple projects and work well under deadlines. Have a positive, can-do attitude, problem-solving skills and a desire to learn.
● Technical Skills: Strong skills in written communication, report writing, familiarity with Westlaw (or similar), Excel, Google Workspace, and quantitative and qualitative analysis.
● Research Experience: Demonstrated community or labor campaign research and/or a degree in public policy, urban planning, environmental studies/health, or a related field.

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, salaried position with starting salary of $65,000, free family health care, a 401(k) and generous time off, along with a range of other benefits. The position is based in Los Angeles and does require work on nights and weekends. We are a proud union employer, and this position is a bargaining unit position.

Application Process: Email cover letter, resume and contact information for three references in a single PDF document to researchjob@laane.org. We will begin reviewing resumes on June 5th and will contact candidates we wish to interview at that time.

Affirmative Action: Women, LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to researchjob@laane.org

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