Research Coordinator

April 16, 2024
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Website California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

Organizational Overview
California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) is a statewide organization that centers the experiences of Black, Indigenous and other People of Color within the Latine diaspora to uphold our dignity, our bodies, our sexuality, our diverse families and communities. We build power, shift culture and cultivate leadership through community organizing, policy advocacy, community-informed research, and community healing.

Since its founding in 2004, CLRJ has emerged as an important state-level actor and has a growing profile on the national level. CLRJ is the leading California-based Latina/e Reproductive Justice organization and is the only statewide advocacy organization whose purpose focuses specifically on promoting Latinas’/es’ Reproductive Justice through community organizing, alliance-building, leadership development and long term movement building strategies. At the national level, CLRJ also serves as a recognized leader in promoting a vibrant Reproductive Justice Movement on behalf of the most underserved Latinas/es, low income women of color, immigrant women and their communities.

Position Overview
The central role of the Research Associate will be to support CLRJ’s research activities and projects. The Research Associate will work closely with our Director of Research and in collaboration with Program Staff. The Research Associate will support the development of original research work, recruitment of participants, implementation of research instruments, data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings.

Duties and Responsibilities
● Work closely with the Director of Programs to ensure timely research projects management, including advancement and implementation of all stated goals and objectives.
● Support data collection and analysis; reporting and dissemination.
● Participate in investigator meetings and electronic correspondence to provide study updates
● Support with drafting relevant project publications, including research and policy briefs, fact sheets, and other materials “translating” research findings and recommendations into accessible formats for key audiences.
● Collaborating closely with CLRJ’s Program Team to remain current concerning CLRJ’s policy priorities and activities, including: attend local, state or national coalition meetings/calls as needed; assist in building relationships with other organizations.
● Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications
*Required
All CLRJ employees are expected to fully support the organization’s mission in their work. Any positions or work that runs counter to LGBTQ rights or Reproductive Justice – including the right to
access abortion and contraception, are likely to create a conflict of interest disqualifying an employee from working at CLRJ. All employees regardless of their position are required to support with staffing events, public speaking or disseminating information about people’s right to access legal and safe abortion care and contraception, as assigned. It is also required that all employees use messaging that is developed by CLRJ’s Communications Team and that it is factual, evidence-based, and free of judgment or discrimination when talking about all Reproductive Justice issues, including LGBTQ rights, and the right to access abortion or contraception when working or otherwise representing CLRJ.
● At least two 1-2 years experience in health policy or community health research including project management, qualitative research design and implementation, qualitative and quantitative data analysis
● Collaborate with a range of organizations and individuals
● Demonstrated experience and significant familiarity with Latina/e reproductive and sexual health policy issues
● Passion for social and reproductive justice. Commitment to CLRJ’s mission and values
● Must use initiative and be able to work independently
● Ability to work well under deadlines and high pressure situations
● Ability to handle multiple sensitive assignments in a timely manner
● Excellent listener and problem solver
● Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
● Strong social, written, and verbal communication skills
● Experience with drafting and production of research reports, policy briefs, and other communications materials
● Proficiency in speaking and reading in English and Spanish
● Demonstrated respect, effectiveness and appropriateness when working with a wide range of cultural communities and intergenerational community groups
● Must be able to secure reliable transportation to work sites; a valid Driver’s License and legally required car insurance, and access to a personal vehicle to be used to conduct CLRJ business is preferred, but not required. If there are issues
with this, please let us know when submitting your application
● Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States

Location and Classification
● This position is based in Los Angeles; some local and national travel may be required
● All staff currently work remotely with approximate monthly in person meetings.
● The employee must be available to work extended days in the evenings or weekends, as needed.

Compensation and Employee Benefits
● The hourly rate for this position ranges : $25/hr – $26.44/hr
● This is a full-time non-exempt position, working 40 hours a week
● Excellent benefits package including: Medical, dental, vision, life, long term and
short-term disability insurance
● Paid sick, personal time, and 2-4 weeks of paid vacation depending on the years of employment.
● Paid holidays
● Paid parental and sabbatical leave, in accordance with CLRJ’s employee guidelines.
● Staff wellness and team-building group activities
● Significant opportunities for professional development and growth

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@clrj.org

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