Position Title: Research Analyst
Position Type: Contract
Target Salary Range: $61,000 to $91,000 with full University of California benefits
Office Environment: Hybrid (In-Person and Virtual)
UCLA Requisition Number: 35422
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (UCLA LPPI) seeks dynamic research professionals to serve as research analysts across multiple projects. UCLA LPPI addresses the most critical domestic policy challenges facing Latinos and other communities of color through research, advocacy, mobilization, and leadership development to propel policy reforms that expand genuine opportunity for all Americans.
Under the direction of the Directors of Research, the analysts will serve as integral members of a fast- paced research department. Analysts will be responsible for supporting the development, management, and execution of LPPI’s research portfolio, including the new Latino Data Hub (LDH), the Voting Rights Project, and a growing portfolio on environmental and health research. Substantive activities include data acquisition, standardization, and analysis of large administrative datasets including microdata from census-based products, that result in rigorous research products that inform policy audiences. Research analysts are responsible for project management which includes drafting and implementing project work plans, managing the research activities of project personnel, and coordinating project deliverables. Other duties include managing report production, developing training curriculum for public audiences, designing interactive data visualizations, and drafting public writings to translate findings for broad audiences, including opinion and editorial pieces.
The research analyst will also provide administrative support to the Directors of Research, who oversee a robust applied research agenda, including in-house research projects, extramural research projects, faculty-driven research, student research training and supervision, and university-level course development. Finally, this position will require the identification and maintenance of important relationships with scholars, practitioners, journalists, and funders to promote the organization’s goals and activities.