Fields: economic development, community mobilization, journalism, public interest, policy
Location: Portland Maine
Deadline: June 22, 2018
Details and Requirements: The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is looking for a Research Associate to join our excellent non-profit team. The position is responsible for research, reporting, writing, and other tasks as part of ILSR’s Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which challenges concentrated corporate power and advocates for policies to rebuild the economic power and capacity of local communities. Our ideal candidate is: An excellent writer and communicator with the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and compelling way; A strong researcher who can identify the pivotal questions, track down the right sources, and develop an insightful analysis; Passionate about ILSR’s mission of countering corporate monopolies and building community power; Ready to sharpen existing skills and learn new ones, which might include, over time, doing media interviews, public speaking, helping with our podcast, and more. Preferred: A bachelor’s degree or higher; Previous experience in policy research, journalism, or related field; Working knowledge of public policy processes. This position can be based in any of our three offices (Portland, Minneapolis, and DC), but we’d love to have it be in our Portland, Maine office.