September 14, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Research and Policy Fellows

ORGANIZATION: WOMEN’S CITY CLUB OF NEW YORK

POSTING DATE: 8 September, 2016

SUMMARY:   Women’s City Club of New York is seeking graduate students as Research and Public Policy Fellows to support the organization’s ongoing policy, program and advocacy activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE

Assignment: Research and Public Policy Fellows (RPPFs) are needed to document the organization’s full-day Centennial Conference on September 29 th at the New York Academy of Medicine. The RPPFs will take notes of each conference session and co-author a final summary document to be available within two weeks of the Conference.

Duration of Assignment: September 12, 2016 – October 17, 2016

Compensation: 5 – 10 hours/week @ $15/hour

Reports to: Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director

TASK FORCES

Assignment: Research and Public Policy Fellows are needed for year-long assignments to work with the Executive Director and the Program and Communications Manager to conduct research, document meetings, and plan public forums for three WCC member-led Task Forces:

  • Task Force on Citywide Guide to Services and Resources: To research, compile, disseminate and evaluate the impact of WCC’s Guides to community-based social services for New Yorkers in need.
  • Task Force on Fair Work: To continue required research, development, and implementation of the advocacy plan to improve work scheduling practices for employees in various industries in New York City.
  • Task Force on Public Housing: To continue development and implementation of an advocacy plan to improve conditions in New York City Housing Authority housing developments and to preserve public housing in New York City.

Duration of Assignment: September 12, 2016 – August 31, 2017; 15 – 18 hours/week

Compensation: 15 – 18 hours/week @ $15/hour

Reports to: Executive Director and Program and Communications Manager

One person can fill both task force positions, but 4 to 6 RPPFs are needed for the Centennial Conference assignment.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Women’s City Club of New York (WCC), established in 1915, is a nonprofit, non-partisan, multi-issue activist organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The WCC works to shape public policy in order to promote responsive government through issue analysis, education, advocacy and civic participation.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit resumes, writing sample (3 – 5 pages), references and availability to: Jacqueline M. Ebanks, Executive Director, Women’s City Club of New York 110 West 40th Street, Suite 1002 New York, NY 10018 jebanks@wccny.org

 

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POSITION: Research & Public Policy Fellow, Task Force on Fair Work: Flexibility and Predictability

ORGANIZATION: WOMEN’S CITY CLUB OF NEW YORK

POSTING DATE: 8 September, 2016

SUMMARY: The part-time Research & Public Policy Fellow works with and reports to the Executive Director to implement WCC’s public education and advocacy agenda.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Development and Project Management

  • Provide logistical support for Task Force activities
  • Organize public forums and events addressing critical social issues facing New Yorkers
  • Develop project implementation plans for the successful execution of Task Force activities
  • Manage partnerships between WCC and other non-profits as necessary

Policy and Legislative Research

  • Conduct policy and legislative research and analysis on issues pertaining to flexible and predictable work schedules in various industries (Retail/Food Services, Home Care, Transportation, etc.)
  • Write and edit policy reports, studies, and/or briefing papers for WCC Task Forces working on flexible and predictable work schedule policies, e.g. a report on the Task Force’s research findings
  • Compile a fair work news digest monthly for dissemination to the WCC Task Force

Administration and Meeting Management

  • Coordinate meetings of WCC Task Force and prepare agendas and meeting notes

Operations and Process Documentation

  • Track and archive activities and products of Task Force
  • Compile notes and Task Force products quarterly for dissemination to the WCC Task Force and WCC members

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; matriculation in graduate school preferred
  • Strong research and analytical skills required
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills required
  • Advanced MS Office skills and aptitude to quickly learn web-based software applications
  • Excellent management skills including but not limited to project management, program planning, event coordination and multi-tasking ability
  • The ability to proactively identify challenges and actively work to find solutions

Time and Salary:

Hours: Part-time; 18 hours/week including evening hours for public education events.

Days:  Monday – Friday

Salary: $15/hour

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Women’s City Club of New York (WCC), established in 1915, is a nonprofit, non-partisan, multi-issue activist organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The WCC works to shape public policy in order to promote responsive government through issue analysis, education, advocacy and civic participation.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to: Women’s City Club of New York 110 West 40th Street, Suite 1002 New York, NY 10018. employment@wccny.org

 

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POSITION: Research Scientist

ORGANIZATION: Liberty Mutual Research Institute

POSTING DATE: 9 September, 2016

SUMMARY:   Liberty Mutual Research Institute is recruiting a Research Scientist to develop new studies on returning to work and disability prevention, focusing on emerging work situations and working populations.  We’re particularly interested in groups that have not been investigated, but are becoming more important – young workers with disabilities or chronic illness, lone, temporary, contract, and at-home workers, and those in second jobs after retirement.  A detailed job description is at http://www.mediafire.com/download/dy62asw596n2udq/CDR_researcher_posting_2016_v2_.doc

The Research Institute is a unique research environment – highly collaborative, very good salary and benefits, ample academic and teaching opportunities, all research results published in high-quality scientific journals, and research is internally-funded with excellent available resources.  This is a permanent fully-salaried position (not grant dependent).  For this position, a work disability research background is not necessary- a new perspective from outside the field would be welcome.

We are also accepting applications for a 2-year joint Liberty – Harvard postdoc fellowship – a good opportunity to develop research skills and a strong publication track record in this area – see https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/erc/post-doctoral-position-opening/

 

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POSITION: Associate Professor

ORGANIZATION: Montana Tech

POSTING DATE: 9 September, 2016

SUMMARY:  See more details at http://www.mtech.edu/employment/jobs/vacancy_shih2017.pdf