Research Specialist
UC Santa Cruz Center for Labor and Community

Based in Santa Cruz, CA


The newly created UCSC Center for Labor and Community (labor.ucsc.edu) invites applications for a Research Specialist, who will report to the Center’s Program Director. The initial appointment would be for two years with possibilities for reappointment.

The Center for Labor and Community (CLC) is dedicated to the study of working people, the labor movement, and the challenges of the rapidly changing economy as it impacts working families and their communities in California and beyond. Our goals are to provide research, policy analysis and public and educational programming on labor, employment, and housing issues that support workers and their families, particularly those in low-income communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color on the California Central Coast.

CLC is expanding its capacity and scope of research, particularly in collaboration with community and labor organizations. The Research Specialist will conduct policy-relevant research with a particular focus on low-wage work, and addressing a diverse set of policies that affect working families, young workers, tenants and low-income homeowners, immigrants, and communities of color. Methods of research can be quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.

The Research Specialist will also provide technical assistance to stakeholders, policy makers, media and internal staff on issues related to low-wage work, labor standards, occupational health and safety, and other labor and employment topics as well as on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

The position offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a new and growing labor center that brings together researchers, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students producing rigorous, high-impact and high-visibility research in close collaboration with local labor and community organizations.

Salary Range: $59,200 – $86,900

To Apply:
A complete job description, including required qualifications, and application instructions can be found at: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01598.

Review of applications will begin in late September and may continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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