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Positions Open at ARC 


( <http://www.arc.org/> www.arc.org) 


 The Applied Research Center is hiring a competent, innovative and
sophisticated Research Director 


The Applied Research Center seeks a competent, innovative and sophisticated
research director to lead our work in developing contemporary racial justice
theory, conducting constituency research and highlighting solutions to
racial inequity. ARC is a 25-year-old racial-justice think tank that works
from Oakland, Chicago and New York. We aim to provide a hub and home for the
diverse elements of the racial justice movement, which we see as part of a
larger progressive movement. Our current programs include Strategic
Research, Public Policy, Journalism, Media and Public Affairs, and Movement
Building. ARC also publishes ColorLines, the national newsmagazine on race
and politics. The position requires monthly travel and the location is

Job Requirements
The Research Director will conceptualize, plan and implement short and long
term research projects as a member of the organization's senior leadership;
Coordinate with other program directors on joint projects, of which we have
a substantial number; Supervise a research staff, contractors and
volunteers; Support organizational fundraising efforts, including but not
limited to conducting foundation visits, writing memos for proposals, making
presentations at philanthropic conferences; Conduct and direct research as
necessary, including advanced data analysis, public opinion research and
qualitative research; Write appropriately for multiple public products,
including scripts for multimedia products such as documentary video and
online editorials; Represent the organization in professional and media
settings; Additional duties as assigned by Executive Director. 

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
At least 5 years experience in applied social science research or
investigative journalism. Advanced degree helpful but the premium is on
experience; Expertise in racial justice theory, history and current
conditions affecting diverse communities, including Black, Asian, Latino,
American Indian and Middle Eastern communities, both U.S. born and
immigrant; Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Ability to
write in multiple styles for lay and professional audiences. Ability to
write quickly with high level of competence; Demonstrated ability to meet
and coordinate team to meet frequent deadlines; Strong familiarity with
progressive social change practices and landscapes, particularly in racial
justice and related fields (poverty, criminal justice, immigration,
education, health care); Familiarity with multimedia forms of presenting
research, including power point, video and audio forms; A well-honed sense
of humor; Comfort in diverse settings, from grassroots meetings to
Congressional briefings; Ability to deal directly and constructively with

Compensation: negotiable and competitive among progressive think tanks.
Excellent benefits.

Position is open until filled. ARC is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

To apply please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples (at least
one non-academic and both not to exceed 5 pages total) to [log in to unmask],
212.513.1367 (fax) or 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10004. 



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