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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 27, 2017.
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (“Haas Institute” or “the Institute”) brings together researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change. The Haas Institute serves as a national hub of a vibrant network of researchers and community partners, and, as such, plays a leadership role in translating, communicating, and facilitating research, policy, and strategic engagement for societal good. The Haas Institute advances research and policy related to marginalized groups and social cleavages including disability, LGBTQ citizenship, race, religion, economics, public health, education, democracy and the new emerging research on global north/global south relations. The Institute represents a tremendous opportunity to bring leading researchers and substantial resources across disciplines to bear on society’s pressing and pivotal issues related to equity, inclusion, and belonging.
As this position involves analytical research and studies on a variety of topics, related to, and in support of the GJP’s multiple projects with human rights focus. The GJP utilizes the rights-based approach as a fundamental research framework and public policy guiding tool to support major concerns pertain to marginalized communities, social groups, and their social movements in advancing and advocating for their civil, cultural, economic, political, and social rights. Towards such goals, and consistent with the Haas Institute’s structural inclusion and belonging vis-à-vis othering framework, the GJP grounds this work within the rights-based approach. For example, under the umbrella of many initiatives such as international Covenants, the U.S. Human Rights Network, and the international Consortium for Islamophobia Studies, the GJP collaborates with several U.N. agencies (e.g. UNESCO, U.N. Higher Commissioner for Human Rights, etc.) and international organizations to defend and advance the rights-based framework. The long-term objective of our independent and collaborative work is to ensure that the U.S. Federal and local governments are complying with the United States Constitution and its international obligations and responsibilities to preserve and advance civil, cultural, economic, political, social rights for all citizens and residents at home and abroad in the context of national and international obligations.
In general, the PPA2 will work on wide-range of research and engagement topics within the GJP, including, but not limited to, research, drafting policy memos, project planning, development and administration of project/s database. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will work to interprets, monitors and analyzes dense information regarding general research topics that include, for example, legislations and policies that single out particular ethnic/racial or religious group in the United States and globally.
Specifically, the PPA 2 will serve as a core member of the GJP team, work directly with GJP director and other project researchers and report directly to the program director, and additionally:
- Provide research assistance and work to identify opportunities for new ways to produce research products, e.g. visualization of research outcomes, conduct interviews, identify communication strategies for dissemination, outreach, and cementing partnerships.
- Provide analyses for complex data on Islamophobia; as well as, from conception to post mortem, assist with the project’s internal and external needs.
- Gather and assemble analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance publications intended for the general public.
- Prepare, edit and modify documents including interviews, research reports, outreach communiqués , and presentations.
- Using subject matter knowledge, collect, and prepare information for use in meetings’ discussions of projects and with external constituents.
- Preform other duties as assigned by the GJP director.
- Bachelor degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of faculty and staff, both verbally and in writing.
- Solid research skills to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data and information with strong attention to detail.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Capacity and experience understanding and translating academic findings for lay audiences.
- Stellar organizational abilities.
- Research experience on issues related to marginalized social groups.
- Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes while remaining flexible to rapidly changing priorities.
- High comfort level with ambiguity.
- Strong degree of political acumen, tact and follow-through when working with high-level individuals, institutions, and community partners.
- Interest in, and experienced, supporting social justice and equity issues.