Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Senior Research Analyst - Demographic Research Project

Position Summary: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) seeks a full-time Senior Research Analyst in its Demographic Research Project (DRP). DRP was established in 2002 to make research more accessible to growing Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and the organizations that serve them, informing community programs and advocacy through data collection, analysis, and training. DRP became a Census Information Center (CIC) in 2006 and has been recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as an official source of census data for over a decade.
Currently playing a leadership role in statewide 2020 Census outreach planning efforts, DRP will pivot toward the use of decennial census data in both redistricting and data dissemination efforts engaging Asian Americans and NHPI. For nearly 20 years, it has worked with communities to articulate Asian American and NHPI concerns in statewide and local redistricting processes, improving political representation throughout the state. It has also produced dozens of reports using decennial census, American Community Survey, and other census and non-census data, most as part of its ongoing ‘Community of Contrasts’ series challenging ‘model-minority’ stereotypes. Under the supervision of DRP’s Project Director, the Senior Research Analyst will inform the visioning of the project, assist with project development, manage research projects and staff, conduct and disseminate research, and engage mainstream and ethnic media around research findings.
  • Participate in both DRP visioning and project development;
  • Work with internal and external partners to identify research agendas, determine report content;
  • Manage research projects;
  • Supervise staff as needed;
  • Collect, manage, and analyze quantitative data;
  • Produce tables and written narratives;
  • Present key findings to mainstream, ethnic media and key stakeholders;
  • Help disseminate research findings;
  • Master’s degree in social science or related discipline and five years relevant experience or PhD in social science or related discipline;
  • Experience developing research projects and a demonstrated understanding of research methodology;
  • Experience managing research projects, teams;
  • Experience using data management and/or statistical analysis software;
  • Experience authoring research reports;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience writing narrative based on quantitative data;
  • Demonstrated understanding of, experience working with Asian American and/or NHPI communities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to travel, work flexible hours (some nights and weekends);
  • California driver’s license, insurance and access to a car.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance with a retirement plan. Parking provided.
Application Procedure:
E-mail cover letter, resume, three references and a brief writing sample to [email protected], subject line: “DRP Senior Research Analyst”.  No telephone inquiries please. 
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA (Advancing Justice-LA) is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983, Advancing Justice-LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI communities while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice-LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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