Research Associate — Job Announcement



Posted April 12, 2017
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The Iowa Policy Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 2001 to conduct research and analysis on policy issues of critical importance to the citizens of Iowa. IPP work focuses on tax and budget issues, the Iowa economy, and energy and environmental policy. We are seeking a policy analyst to focus on environment and energy issues.

Responsibilities

The personís primary responsibility will be contributing to IPP research on energy and environmental policy issues. Researchers are expected to work on several research projects during the year and may be asked to contribute to more than one area of IPP research. The research associate is expected to participate in follow-up and outreach activities related to his or her work, which could include responding to questions from the media and policy makers and making presentations to community groups, state advocacy organizations, and legislative committees. The researcher is also expected to participate with other staff in reviewing reports and in identifying new areas of research and sources of funding.

Qualifications

Applicants should have the ability to conduct research and to write and communicate clearly to varied audiences. An MA, MS or JD is preferred, with demonstrated knowledge of environmental issues. Persons with a BA and significant experience in environment and energy issues will be considered. Desirable qualifications include strong statistical skills, education or experience with environmental sciences and related public health issues, and experience with data analysis.

 

Compensation

This is a half-time position, with starting compensation of $22,000 per year, with generous retirement, vacation and a flex benefit. Scheduled pay raises occur at six months and one year. Potential for expansion of this position to full time, and potential expansion of the role to include other topics of research, is dependent on funding.

To apply

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and list of references by email to: Nathan Shepherd at nshepherd@iowapolicyproject.org or by mail to: The Iowa Policy Project, 20 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52245.

This is a half-time position, with starting compensation of $22,000 per year, with generous retirement, vacation and a flex benefit. Scheduled pay raises occur at six months and one year. Potential for expansion of this position to full time, and potential expansion of the role to include other topics of research, is dependent on funding.

Equal opportunity

The Iowa Policy Project is an equal opportunity employer, and as such takes affirmative action to ensure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.