The Campaign for College Opportunity (Campaign) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) broad-based, bipartisan coalition, including business, education and civil rights leaders, that is dedicated to ensuring the next generation of Californians has the opportunity to go to college and succeed. Our mission is focused on removing systemic barriers to student success to substantially increase the number of students attending two- and four-year colleges in the state who complete their college education. The Campaign maintains offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Policy Research, the Research Analyst will conduct research and analysis to inform public discourse on opportunities for advancing policy reforms specific to higher education in California. The position involves interaction with state and national education experts and advocates, as well as state and federal executive and legislative branch policy staff.
The successful candidate will have excellent research and data analysis skills as well as the demonstrated ability to synthesize policy research for different audiences. This position is based in Los Angeles, California, but remote work will be considered. Some travel may be required. Campaign for College Opportunity staff are currently working a hybrid of both from home and the office, but staff will potentially return to the office full time in January 2022. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Senior Director of Policy Research and work closely with staff across the organization. Specific roles and responsibilities are detailed below.
Research and Analysis
· Conduct quantitative analysis using publicly available data to examine patterns and trends in California public higher education;
· Monitor, analyze, and catalogue data on college access, retention, completion, financial aid, and equity gaps;
· Use state-specific and national datasets to identify barriers to access and success for low income and underrepresented students in higher education;
· Leverage data and research to inform practice and policy development;
· Draft literature reviews, reports, memos, briefs, and fact sheets to communicate findings and recommendations;
· Ensure appropriate peer review and feedback from critical research and organizational partners;
· Provide rapid response to data and research inquiries from fellow staff to meet program needs such as media inquiries, presentations, and grant reports, as well as external inquiries as appropriate;
· Provide mentorship and supervision for Graduate Research Fellows;
· Represent the Campaign at in-person meetings and on conference calls (some travel required when it is safe to do so).
· Master’s degree in higher education, education policy, public policy, statistics, demography, or related field, as well as those with lived experiences related to our work are encouraged to apply;
· Demonstrated ability to manage and manipulate data and large datasets;
· Background in education research and experience with the following topics:
o conducting descriptive analyses using software such as Stata, SPSS, R or similar
o conducting and interpreting survey research desired, but not required.
o conducting and interpreting interview-based and focus-group based research desired, but not required.
· Excellent analytical and communication skills (both oral and written) and ability to clearly and accurately describe complex issues to different audiences;
· Exceptional attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects and deliver under deadline and pressure;
· Knowledge of California public higher education policy and practice.
The Campaign for College Opportunity (Campaign) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) broad-based, bipartisan coalition, including business, education and civil rights leaders, that is dedicated to ensuring the next generation of…
The Campaign pays 100% medical, dental, and vision insurance premium coverage for you and your dependents, and provides a generous match of up to 5% for your retirement contributions. The Campaign provides three weeks paid vacation and annual professional development opportunities as approved by your supervisor.
The Campaign pays 100% medical, dental, and vision insurance premium coverage for you and your dependents, and provides a generous match of up to 5% for your retirement contributions…
Excellent proficiency in English is required.
Excellent proficiency in English is required.
The Campaign for College Opportunity will accept applications for the position until filled. Interested parties should forward a letter of interest, resume and a brief research analysis as a writing sample. When applying please indicate “Research Analyst” in the subject line by email to email@example.com.
Those applying should preview the Campaign’s website http://www. collegecampaign.org/ to become familiar with our research and publications. All candidates selected to interview will be required to submit additional work samples and a listing of research articles and publications the candidate authored or contributed to. Candidates will also be required to complete a short task aimed at assessing their policy research skills.
The Campaign for College Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified persons of every background. All applicants should visit our website to learn more about the Campaign at www.collegecampaign.org before submitting a cover letter and resume.
The Campaign for College Opportunity will accept applications for the position until filled. Interested parties should forward a letter of interest, resume…