MPA Job listTwo jobs

Jackie Grant jackie.grant at cppa.utah.edu
Thu Apr 14 14:57:21 MDT 2005


1. Director: Workforce Development Team

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national non-profit
policy organization that seeks to improve the economic conditions of
low-income individuals and families.  CLASP conducts research, provides
policy analysis, engages in advocacy, and offers targeted technical
assistance on a range of issues, including workforce development,
postsecondary education, and welfare reform.  (For more information on
our organization, visit www.clasp.org)

Job Responsibilities.    The Director of the Workforce Development Team
will:
*       Provide guidance and leadership to an experienced Team of six
full- and part-time staff on workforce development issues including
welfare to work, postsecondary education, employment retention and
advancement, improving job quality for low wage workers, economic
development, services for immigrants, and prisoner reentry.

*       Speak to a wide variety of audiences, including national, state
and local policymakers and practitioners in the area of workforce
development and welfare reform.

*       Assist colleagues in the formulation, development, and
implementation of research and advocacy strategies and projects.

*       Review and provide feedback on written work of colleagues.

*       Provide technical assistance to state and local policy makers,
administrators, and advocates on policy and practice affecting
low-income individuals and workforce development.

*       Track and synthesize new research and best practices.

*       Research and write publications and issue briefs on workforce
development issues.

Job Qualifications include:
*       A minimum of 10 years of experience in advocacy and policy
analysis concerning issues affecting low-wage individuals and their
families.

*       Significant experience giving presentations before a wide
variety of audiences

*       Established body of written publications on workforce
development issues.

*       Ability and willingness to travel.

*       Strong leadership capabilities and willingness to work
collaboratively in group settings.

*       Established record of cultivating relationships with foundations
and securing funding.

*       Excellent oral and written communications skills.

*       Willingness to work extended hours as necessary.

*       Ability to juggle multiple tasks, many of which may be time
sensitive.

*       Ability to be based in Washington, DC.

*       Maintaining a sense of humor.

*       Master's degree in public policy or other relevant field, or law
degree.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits, including
two health insurance options, life and long-term disability insurance, a
403(b) retirement program, Sec. 125 flexible benefit accounts, and
generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday policies.

Application: Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three
referencesto: workteamdirector at clasp.org
Indicate you are applying for the "Director of the Workforce Development
Team" in your cover letter and subject line.

Deadline: Open until position is filled.

CLASP is an equal opportunity employer, and minorities and women are
particularly encouraged to apply.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Gayle Bennett
Communications Director
Center for Law and Social Policy
1015 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 906-8013
gbennett at clasp.org
www.clasp.org

2. Research Assistant: Workforce Development Team

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national non-profit
public policy organization that seeks to improve the economic conditions
of low-income individuals, families, and children. The workforce
development team focuses on promoting federal and state policies that
help low-income individuals enter sustainable employment, expanding job
advancement opportunities for low-wage workers, increasing access to
public benefits that low-income working families may be eligible to
receive, and improving the quality of jobs available to low-wage
workers.

CLASP analyzes federal and state policies and produces reports and
policy briefs designed to explain the meaning and implications for
policymakers, state and local officials, community organizations, and
service providers. CLASP also assesses research on the effectiveness of
various policies and programs and translates research findings into
non-technical terms that can be understood by a broader audience. In
addition, CLASP seeks to inform debate at the national level on
workforce development issues.

Job Responsibilities. The Research Assistant will work primarily with
the Director of Policy as well as with a team of CLASP staff
specializing in areas relating to workforce development policy.

The Research Assistant will participate in a range of research projects
that will require:

*       Gathering and analyzing academic research, statistical data, and
state policy information;

*       Developing written and graphic presentations of collected
research;

*       Communicating with state-level policymakers and advocates;

*       Coordinating and advancing research projects; and,

*       Assisting in production of CLASP reports.

Job Qualifications:
CLASP will consider applicants with a bachelor's degree and demonstrated
interest in workforce development issues, preferably with one to two
years of relevant work experience. Additionally, candidates for this
position must have:
*       Strong writing, research, analysis, and communication skills;

*       Ability to juggle multiple detail-oriented tasks and projects,
often on a time-sensitive basis;

*       Ability to work independently and take initiative to advance
projects;

*       Knowledge of SPSS is preferred. Expertise in Excel and
PowerPoint is required.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits, including
two health insurance options, life and long-term disability insurance, a
403(b) retirement program, Sec. 125 flexible benefit accounts, and
generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday policies.

Application: Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:
workteamra at clasp.org

Indicate you are applying for the "Workforce Development Research
Assistant" position in your cover letter and subject line.

Deadline: Open until position is filled. The start date for the Research
Assistant position will be summer 2005.

CLASP is an equal opportunity employer, and minorities and women are
particularly encouraged to apply.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Gayle Bennett
Communications Director
Center for Law and Social Policy
1015 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 906-8013
gbennett at clasp.org
www.clasp.org





















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