URBAN STRATEGIES COUNCIL
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT
ABOUT THE COUNCIL
Urban Strategies Council (the Council) is a community building support and advocacy organization located in Oakland, California. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1987, the Council’s mission is to eliminate persistent poverty by helping to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities. The Council works locally and nationally to provide research, data and policy analysis, strategic planning, program development, capacity building and advocacy in service of low-income communities. The Council works with stakeholders in low-income communities, community-based organizations, and major public systems to expand services for children and families, improve health, educational and other outcomes, and increase employment and economic opportunities. For more information on the Council, see our website at
Urban Strategies Council is seeking to immediately hire a part-time graduate student assistant for an action-oriented research project on workforce development training and employment. The project involves research and documentation on workforce development systems in San Francisco and Oakland. The selected candidate will work with Urban Strategies Council staff and consultants to: 1) collect, catalogue and analyze information on workforce development, training and placement programs in SF and Oakland; 2) identify effective programs in others locales; 3) monitor and document workforce development, training and employment funding streams from the stimulus package and other federal, state and local legislation; 4) conduct research on first source and local hiring policies and practices; 5) attend community meetings on workforce development to take notes and assist in facilitation; and 6) other related assignments.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Students with experience and/or training in workforce development preferred; students in law, public policy, urban planning and related fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have exceptional skills in research, analysis and writing skills. Candidates should have experience in field research in collecting documents and information from public agencies, non-profit organizations, the Internet and library sources. Candidate must also have experience in working with residents and agencies in low-income communities of color.
HOURS AND SALARY:
This is a part-time temporary position requiring approximately 20 hours per week. Schedule is flexible but will require some work during business hours and some evening work. The hourly rate is $18-$25 per hour depending upon qualifications.
Please submit cover letter highlighting your specific qualifications and a resume via email to AdminDir@...
. In subject line, enter the words “Graduate Asst. in WFD”.
No telephone inquiries, please.
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
Urban Strategies Council is an equal opportunity employer.