The Urban Institute
Research Associate: Apprenticeship and Workforce Development (Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population) (R&D)
At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our employees are empowered to open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.
Urban's greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban's mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes.
The Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population is seeking a full-time research
associate to conduct and manage research studies and technical assistance efforts related to apprenticeship and workforce development policies and programs. The successful candidate will have the ability to conduct cutting-edge qualitative or mixed methods research and have experience in one or more of the following areas: apprenticeship (including federal, state, and youth programs); public workforce systems; and career and technical education and training. Ideal candidates will demonstrate experience with project management, stakeholder engagement, and leading site visits, interviews, and focus groups.
What you'll bring:
The successful candidate will:
What you'll experience:
Working in the Nation's Capital, the epicenter of public policy among a network of policy experts, you can expect to have an impact on policy areas you care about and work with great colleagues who are smart, mission-driven, and collaborative. You will blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, be encouraged and supported to fulfill your potential through meaningful work that matters, and enjoy a welcoming workplace free from harassment, discrimination and intolerance.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage. Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan and reimbursable commuting expense program.
The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.
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