Conservation Research and Finance Program Analyst
The Trust for Public Land seeks a Researcher/Analyst with an interest taking an applied research approach to evaluating ballot measures sponsored by the Trust for Public Land, using the organization's current data sources as well as original research to evaluate the impact of those ballot measures. The results would aim to identify best practices to share with the environmental community, help the organization tell its story to a wider audience, and will potentially impact how we do Conservation Finance work.
- Identify the impact on the community of a subset of potential ballot measures in key communities
- Conduct interviews of community members in an attempt to have stories of the tangible impact of these ballot measures
- Identify relevant qualitative and quantitative impact measures, utilizing existing data sources
- Be a part of a team that is working to create new funding for the most effective conservation efforts possible.
- Develop a research plan - Goals and Objectives, Research methodology, etc.
- Work with conservation finance and research teams on:
- Ballot measures and communities to prioritize for study
- Identifying and developing relevant qualitative and quantitative measurements
- Involving key stakeholders internally and externally
- Design research tools - questionnaires, surveys etc.
- Analyze data
- Develop communications tools: Research report, research abstract, presentation for internal/external audiences, etc.
- Present results to internal and external audiences
- PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences
- Comfortable working with data
- Familiarity with the qualitative and quantitative data collection process (e.g. data collection, database entry/cleanup, report creation, etc.).
- Interest in survey and questionnaire design and analysis methodologies helpful.
- Candidate must have superior project management, research, writing, evaluation and public speaking skills.
- Interest in conservation issues, park and open space issues desirable
- Comfortable working collaboratively with internal and external partners.
The application deadline is March 19, 2014 (6 p.m. EDT). For more information, please visit http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/.
The Trust for Public Land is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2014, the Public Fellows Program will place 20 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will receive professional mentoring, an annual stipend of $65,000, and health insurance.
The Public Fellows Program is a fellowship program offered by the American Council of Learned Societies with generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please direct all inquiries about the fellowship program to ACLS.
Please apply online.