We are seeking a skilled policy researcher and advocate who brings experience and passion around issues of racial economic inclusion and equitable economic development to join our Equitable Economy efforts. This associate would work on the new All-In Cities initiative (www.allincities.org), providing capacity-building support and policy research to local governments and community organizations/coalitions as they craft and implement equitable growth and development strategies. The associate would also work on research and policy development projects undertaken by the National Equity Atlas team which is a partnership between PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (www.nationalequityatlas.org).

This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is eager to work in a creative, fast-moving environment to advance an equity agenda. The Senior Associate will report to the Director of Equitable Growth Initiatives.
Responsibilities would include:
  • Implementing and informing the research agenda for the All-In Cities initiative and National Equity Atlas, both of which focus on understanding current issues at the intersection of race, place, and economic growth and inclusion, and identifying and advancing effective and winnable strategies for equitable growth.
  • Working with team members to implement a suite of offerings (bootcamps, trainings, webinars, office hours, etc.) to build capacity for inclusive growth as a part of the All-In Cities initiative.
  • Conducting qualitative research and data analysis and authoring research briefs, analysis, and articles, including comparative analysis and equity profiles/research reports focused on particular regions/communities.
  • Providing research and technical assistance to local partners and to inform place-based engagements.