Monday, April 21, 2008

Research Assistant - Evans School of Public Affairs

Research Assistant - Community Vitality Project, Evans School
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The research assistant will work 35 hours a week during the summer and 20 hours a week during the year providing research and data analysis support for the Community Vitality Project. The project examines community vitality within a framework of community- and individual-asset-based development, poverty reduction, economic development and other factors at varied levels of analysis within the 8 states upon which the Northwest Area Foundation focuses its philanthropy: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. The goal of the project is to identify the policy levers that are most likely to positively influence progress on poverty reduction and community development. The project is now in its second year and has gathered a large amount of economic, social, and related data – primarily at the state, county, and sub-county level. The project seeks a research assistant to collect additional data, to conduct analyses of existing data, and to assist an interdisciplinary team in the preparation of reports to the foundation and papers for publication.

Closes on 05/01/08