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      Public Policy Institute of California
      San Francisco CA
      Job Posting
      Associate Survey Director ? PPIC Statewide Survey

      Summary of Position
      This position supports the ongoing PPIC Statewide Survey series and special surveys on
      Californians? public policy preferences, ballot choices, and attitudes toward political, social,
      and economic issues.  The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is dedicated to
      independent, nonpartisan research on political, social, and economic issues that affect the lives
      of Californians.  PPIC was established in 1994 as a private operating foundation with an endowment
      from William R. Hewlett.

      The Associate Survey Director will oversee both the strategic planning and day-to-day operations
      of the PPIC Statewide Survey, which began in 1998. The Associate Survey Director will be directly
      involved in all aspects of the public opinion research process, including questionnaire design,
      data management, statistical analysis, and writing reports. Other responsibilities include
      supervising the in-house staff of survey research associates and interns, overseeing off-site
      relations with the telephone interviewing firm, consulting with PPIC research fellows and
      policymakers about the survey content, arranging focus groups, preparing grant proposals and grant
      reports to foundation staff, developing briefings of survey findings for policy audiences, and
      coordinating the planning and release of surveys with PPIC?s communications staff. The Associate
      Survey Director will also provide survey information to news organizations, elected officials and
      their staff, and other interested parties.   This position reports to Mark Baldassare, PPIC?s
      Research Director and Director of the Statewide Survey.  PPIC offers a salary and benefits package
      that is competitive with similar positions in comparable research organizations.  

      Professional experience in public opinion research is essential, including the use of both
      qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Knowledge of focus group methods, survey sampling,
      questionnaire design, telephone interviewing techniques, sample weighting, and multivariate
      statistics is required.  Solid computer skills such as the use of SPSS, Excel, Word, and
      PowerPoint are needed.  Strong written and verbal communications skills are essential for
      communicating with policymakers, foundation officers, and journalists.  Proficiency in the Spanish
      language is desirable.  A graduate degree in a social science-related discipline (e.g., political
      science, sociology, social psychology, economics, public health, public policy, urban planning)
      with coursework in public opinion research is required; a Ph.D. is preferred.

      Application Process
      E-mail your letter of interest, a resume, the PPIC employment application (accessible through the
      posting on our website), a list of three references, and a sample of published work to
      resumes@..., using ?Job # 200421? in your subject heading.  We seek to fill this position as
      soon as possible; applications will continue to be accepted until the search is completed.  

      PPIC encourages women and members of minority groups to apply.  All applicants are invited to
      complete PPIC?s Pre-Employment Data Record form (accessible through the posting on our website)
      and submit it to aapdata@....  The purpose of this voluntary survey is to comply with
      government record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements, and to track our effectiveness
      as an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Completion is optional and will not
      affect any employment decision in any way.
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