THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
In order for your application to be considered, please attach your cover letter and resume to the application
The California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) located in Sacramento, CA has an immediate opening for a Project Specialist. This is a one-year, fixed term position. The position calls for work in interdisciplinary studies, focusing on questions of civic engagement and voting behavior. This position requires active involvement in conducting research on specific projects, as well as providing general research assistance to ongoing projects at the CCEP. The Project Specialist will be called on to collect and interpret data using multiple databases. Other duties include: data collection; statistical data analysis; geographical presentation of data; computer management of data files; and the analysis and write-up of research findings, as appropriate, given the research findings of individual projects, and subject to grant funding.
Preferred education: Master's degree or Ph.D. in Political Science, Statistics, Sociology or a related field.
Basic qualifications include: communications skills to engage effectively with a variety of collaborators and audiences; demonstrated skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; strong writing, proofreading and editing abilities; the ability to research and write academic literature reviews. Experience working collaboratively with governmental and community leaders is a strong plus.
The position involves a focus on pubic service, providing research to political, non-profit and academic outlets, in order to encourage voting in California and beyond.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Cover letter and resume must be attached to your application.
About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Price School is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; mastersâ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive mastersâ degrees; and undergraduate degrees.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.