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National Economic Development and Law Center,
Program Specialist II - Jobs, Income and Assets Division
The National Economic Development and Law Center (the NEDLC) is a
multi-disciplinary technical assistance intermediary whose mission is to
contribute to the abilities of low-income persons and communities to
their fullest potential. For over 30 years, we have collaborated with
community organizations to build their local capacity as change agents in
the area of economic, social, cultural, and human development.
Jobs, Income and Assets Division:
The Jobs, Income and Assets (JIA) Division spearheads innovative
that promote low-income community residents' access to employment and
achieving economic security. The JIA Division has four areas of focus: a)
continuous development of the sector/industry-specific field; b)
policy and program supports for the working poor; c) revising the
of poverty through the application of the self-sufficiency standard; and
leveraging labor unions to be engaged in community economic development
through Project Labor Agreements. JIA currently works with diverse local
partners such as policymakers nonprofits, public agencies, and private
sector businesses in 15 rural and urban communities across the country.
The Program Specialist II works within the Jobs, Income and Assets
and reports directly to the Program Managers and/or and Division Director.
In a team environment, the Program Specialist II will work on multiple
projects that include communications with our partners on policy areas and
the provision of program capacity-building assistance. The Program
Specialist II will have the opportunity to work on projects that are in
various stages of development such as: research and planning, project
implementation, and evaluation/ troubleshooting. One project the Program
Specialist will work on is the continuing development of a statewide
coalition, Californians for Economic Self-Sufficiency (CFESS).
> > Research and data analysis for a variety of workforce and economic
development research projects (e.g., labor market research, demographic
research, focus groups and interviews).
> > Work with and brief nonprofit partners interested in policy issues
> > Support the CFESS Coordinator and members in developing and staffing
statewide and local coalition work (planning meetings and conference
organizing public events and briefings on CFESS issues, etc)
> > Draft articles, alerts, summaries, handouts, and other materials
in the policy process
> > Identify, research and analyze legislative proposals that promote the
goals related to CFESS work
> > Support CFESS' media and public education work by drafting press
releases, making press calls, and maintaining and improving CFESS' web
presence and outreach materials
> > Participate in facilitation, technical assistance, and strategic
planning assistance for our local project partners.
> > Three to five years of demonstrated expertise and experience in the
of workforce development, community building, and/or community economic
> > Experience in working with policymakers, nonprofits, public agencies,
and diverse communities, particularly with low-income populations.
> > Capacity to communicate about public policy to grassroots
as well as to policymakers, employers, WIB directors, and others.
> > Excellent research, writing and analytical skills.
> > Demonstrated work experience working with datasets such as census
labor market projections, NAICS, OES, and/or County Business Patterns.
> > Excellent command of contemporary office hardware and software
manipulating Excel and Access databases.
> > Possess good interpersonal skills.
> > Must be willing to travel.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including 3
of paid vacation, 403(b), medical, vision and dental.
NO CALLS PLEASE. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and
resume to: The National Economic Development and Law Center (Attn: Susie
Suafai) 2201 Broadway, Suite 815 Oakland, CA 94612 Fax: 510.251.0600
NEDLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workplace.
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.