Research Associate, Homelessness

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Research Associate, Homelessness
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 32584
Salary: 4842-9591

Position Description:
The California Policy Lab creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to partner with California's state and local governments to generate scientific evidence that solves California's most urgent problems, including homelessness, unemployment, poverty, crime, and education inequality. We facilitate close partnerships between policymakers and researchers at UCLA and UC Berkeley to help evaluate and improve public programs through empirical research and technical assistance.
The California Policy Lab is seeking a Research Associate to contribute to our organization's research to find solutions to homelessness, including projects focused on racial equity, prevention and the economic drivers of homelessness. The role will advance CPL's proven track record of bridging the gap between academic researchers, government policymakers, community-based nonprofit organizations, and the clients served by homeless services.

The Research Associate will help manage multiple ongoing research collaborations between the California Policy Lab, policymakers, and community organizations in the city and county of Los Angeles. In this capacity, they will provide a variety of research management with a focus on supporting CPL's work with community-based organizations and people with lived experience of homelessness. The portfolio will include conducting background research and literature reviews; designing and implementing surveys, interviews, and/or focus groups; qualitative data analysis; developing and managing community advisory board(s) to inform research design and implementation; preparing funding and research review board applications; and contributing to policy-relevant research briefs and presentations. Additionally, they will contribute to the day-to-day project management of several research projects by facilitating reoccurring project team meetings; tracking internal and external deadlines; and providing timely updates on research activities to the internal project lead.
The successful candidate will have experience working with diverse populations, project management experience, and be knowledgeable about qualitative and quantitative research methods. They will be passionate about leveraging research partnerships to find innovative solutions to social problems facing California policymakers and citizens. This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. We seek highly organized individuals with superior written and verbal communications skills and excellent time management ability.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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Posted: 10/12/2020
Application Due: 10/12/2032
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