CLASP is a national non-profit public policy organization that seeks to improve the lives of people with low incomes. CLASP develops and advocates for federal, state, and local policies to eradicate poverty and increase racial equity. CLASP is currently recruiting for two Research Assistants who will work with policy experts on the Income and Work Supports team and Child Care and Early Education team. Candidates may indicate their preference for one or both positions. In addition to handling their primary team's work, RAs may be asked to support the work of other teams or cross-cutting CLASP projects.
About the Child Care and Early Education Team: CLASP’s Child Care and Early Education team works to increase access to high-quality child care and early education for children and families with low incomes and communities of color. Because early care and education are so crucial both to children’s life opportunities and parents’ work, the team focuses on promoting policies that support child development and the needs of parents working in low-paid jobs—and on expanding the availability of resources for high-quality child care and early education. We center racial equity in our work and have a particular focus on barriers related to immigration status. Our work covers a wide range of early childhood issues, including Head Start; child care and child care subsidy policies; two-generation state policies; maternal and child mental health; and the intersection of civil rights, immigrant rights, and early childhood.
CLASP analyzes federal and state policies and produces materials designed to explain the meaning and implications for policymakers, state and local officials, community organizations, and service providers. CLASP also assesses research on the effectiveness of various policies and programs and translates research findings into non-technical terms that can be understood by a broader audience. In addition, CLASP seeks to inform debate at the national level on these issues
The Research Assistant will support members of the Child Care and Early Education team by working on a range of projects that will require:
Duties will also include spending a portion of time on substantive administrative assistance including, but not limited to:
Candidates for this position must have:
Commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, including multiple health insurance options, life and long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) retirement program, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
Please submit resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications, we cannot respond to every applicant. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
The Center for Law and Social Policy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.