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 Income and Work Supports Team: The Income and Work Supports team advocates for federal and state policies that increase investment, prevent harmful cuts, and streamline access across public programs. Our work covers Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and may include additional programs such as Health Insurance Marketplace subsidies, Social Security, Child Support Enforcement, or housing programs, depending on the opportunities we see to make a difference in the lives of people with low incomes. When we invest in these safety net programs, we’re supporting work, strengthening families, and promoting economic mobility. We think about these programs both individually and as they interact with each other and with the realities of low-wage work. We promote policies and practices that connect people with the full package of benefits for which they are eligible.
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 Income and Work Supports 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.