Transportation Equity Research Fellow
Program Dates: August 13, 2018 – May 15, 2020
The State Farm Transportation Fellow will study under the Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CPAR) as part of the fellowship program. CPAR is responsible for new and existing research and policy analysis and initiatives of the CBCF, and the dissemination of information thereof in CBCF’s core focus areas of Education, Public Health, Economic Empowerment and the Environment. Additionally, CPAR oversees the AVOICE digital archive, and conducts grant writing, while engaging with stakeholders and/or partnering with like-minded organizations in cohesion with other CBCF departments.
The Transportation Fellow will be responsible for the production of policy analysis and research as it relates to transportation, sustainability, and equity. The fellow will analyze best practices and policy solutions for the promotion of integrated and comprehensive efforts with maximum impact in black communities and be responsible for policy analysis, research, data collection and the dissemination of research findings and relevant information to inform CBCF partners, stakeholders and the general public. The fellow will develop a rapport with key leaders in transportation; lead ALC’s transportation equity issue forums, attend briefings, conferences and seminars; and produce issue briefs, fact sheets and other publications.
The deadline for this application is April 29, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.
Knowledge: Ph.D. or advanced degree in public policy, engineering, environmental science, economics, urban planning, political science, education, or other relevant advanced degree. At least four years of post-graduate, professional experience conducting research and/or policy analysis in the areas of transportation policy and/or poverty alleviation, housing, environmental science, or economic opportunity for a social policy research organization, academic institution, or governmental agency or office.
Skills and Abilities: Highly intelligent, self-motivated, and methodologically sound in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. Maturity, excellent judgment and a passion for CBCF’s mission are essential. Experience assembling and succinctly presenting information, conclusions, and recommendations is required. Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a cohesive team is necessary. Exceptional written and oral communication skills; and effective time management with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a professional and conscientious manner. Planning and organizational skills with attention to details mandatory. Ability to proofread and edit is required.
Physical Requirements: Applicant must be confident and reliable with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines. Must be able to manage simultaneous priorities. The ability to effectively and efficiently produce in periods of heavy workloads is an essential function of this position. Must be able to work some evenings, weekends based on the project/event.