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UTLA, United Teachers of Los Angeles
UTLA
United Teachers of Los Angeles


Research Specialist

Based in Los Angeles, CA


JOB DESCRIPTION
The Research Specialist is assigned to provide services for the officers, staff and members on a citywide basis. The Research Specialist is responsible to the Strategic Research Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor and maintain a database of pertinent information that is relevant for bargaining, organizing and preservation of the tenets of UTLA.
  • Attend and analyze material from LAUSD Board Meetings and sub-committee meetings on a regular basis.
  • Ability to focus on the current educational trends to determine or make appropriate strategic recommendations.
  • Research areas of fiscal improprieties, financial misappropriations, and organizational issues within LAUSD, charters or educational entities that employ UTLA members.
  • Develop, research and recommend toolkits for member representation.
  • Regular analysis of LAUSD and Independent Charter budget documents.
  • Prepare reports, data analyses and presentations on LAUSD and Independent Charter policies including the on-going implementation of state and federal mandates.
  • Ability to provide research as needed for Field & Organizing, Communications, Political and Governance areas as requested.
  • Collect and analyze information available to support UTLA campaigns
  • Maintain research library.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Strategic Research Director.

PRIMARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytic skills as well as familiarity with public and private data sources.
  • Competency with software applications including strong proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other analytical tools, including the ability to create graphs, presentations and reports.
  • Comprehensive communication skills for oral, written, and visual presentations.
  • Knowledge of current educational issues, union structures, and general methods of operation.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data related to budgets, compensation, economic and demographic surveys, reports and databases, employer staffing and financial reports, real estate, contracts, corporate structures and relationships, and labor agreements.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

SECONDARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Experience conducting industry research considered a plus, especially in the education sector.
  • Familiarity with programs such as Access, SQL, Oracle, R or Stata a plus.
  • Prior work experience in a union environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with UTLA and/or its affiliates.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Starting salary range $83,992 – 88,992, depending on related experience.

Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee and their eligible dependents.

HOW TO APPLY
Please call Evangela Vaughn-Taylor, Confidential Executive Assistant to Diana Darty at 213.637.5140 for an application and details of the documents to be submitted with the application. The supporting documents are: Cover letter, Résumé, Two (2) letters of recommendation and a Writing Sample demonstrating experience and knowledge will be required when submitting application and other requested documents. All required documentation including completed application, letters of recommendation, and writing sample must be received by UTLA no later than August 6, 2019.

United Teachers Los Angeles
Attention: Diana Darty, Director of Support Services
3303 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Email: evaughn@utla.net

UTLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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