Research and Policy Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000.00
Maximum: $45,000.00
Details: D.O.E.




1182 Market Street
San Francisco
United States


POSITION OVERVIEW: The Research Associate will participate in the projects outlined above as well as other research projects as needed. S/he will assist member agencies with data and technology needs and will provide training and technical assistance as needed. S/he will work closely with the Research Director to produce high-quality research products that can be used for policy, advocacy, and to elevate the work of local R&Rs. Experience and interest in quantitative and qualitative research is required. Experience and interest in child development, child care resource and referral, or other human services policy a plus.   


• Lead coordination and data collection efforts for the Data Standardization Project and R&R Services Project

• Analyze local R&R data and publically-available datasets, including U.S. Census, American Community Survey, CA Department of Education, CA Department of Social Services, etc.

• Synthesize and organize child care trends, policy, and research to develop strategic insights and action

• Conceptualize research projects to support Network policy positions

• Assist with drafting research and policy briefs, and disseminating and presenting data both oral and written

• Collect and analyze data across all Network programs

• Provide training and technical assistance to local R&Rs on data systems, collection and reporting • Engage in outreach activities, including updating the research department web page, and posting relevant child care research on Facebook and Twitter

• Assist with coordination and organization of meetings and trainings with research workgroups, consultants, state agencies, and the R&Rs

• Assist with other research projects as appropriate


• Bachelor’s degree required

• At least 2 years of quantitative and/or qualitative research experience required

• Intermediate computer skills required (Word, Excel, ACCESS, PowerPoint) required

• Evidence of working under deadlines with a high degree of accuracy required

• Excellent oral and written communication skills required

• Must be highly collaborative and team-oriented

• Must be detail oriented and well organized

• Knowledge of child care, early care and education, and working family issues preferred

• Experience with a statistical software program (importing, exporting, recoding data, reporting statistics) and GIS mapping preferred

• Policy experience a plus


  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Health and dental/vision
  • Pension contribution
  • Commuter benefits

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and a resume to: Rowena Kamo, Research Director at