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Senior Analyst (7399U), Institute Research on Labor and Employment - 47144
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 6, 2023
Title Senior Analyst (7399U), Institute Research on Labor and Employment - 47144
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Public Policy & Administration
    Labor/Industrial Relations
    Home Economics/Consumer Sciences
    Family Studies/Child Development

Senior Analyst (7399U), Institute Research on Labor and Employment - 47144

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Departmental Overview

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) provides research and analysis on the preparation, working conditions, and compensation of the early care and education workforce. We develop policy solutions and create spaces for teaching, learning, and educator activism. Our vision is an effective public early care and education system that secures racial, gender, and economic justice for the women whose labor is the linchpin of stable, quality services.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 19, 2023. Job will remain open until filled.


  • Lead, conduct analysis, and prepare assessments of complex early care and education (ECE) policies, with a priority on policies that impact the ECE workforce.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with partnering organizations, ECE workforce members, state and national leaders, funders, and other key stakeholders; develop and coordinate briefings and other presentations stakeholders to help build their expertise and understanding of key early childhood workforce research and policy issues; and respond to requests for technical assistance and expert advisement on complex policy issues
  • Coordinate and manage a variety of policy projects that may involve internal staff and external partners to include: establishing project goals, timelines, and the identification of strategies to undertake projects; the development of reports, briefs, blogs, presentations and other resources in order to disseminate and translate research and policy analyses into consumable information for various audiences; and developing rapid response materials.
  • Contribute to policy-oriented research on a range of topics related to preparation, working conditions and compensation of the early education workforce and interpret qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Meaningfully contribute to other organizational needs as they arise.

Required Qualifications

  • A comprehensive understanding of early care and education workforce research, and ability to understand and apply relevant qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the early care and education system and the policy contexts that affect the early education workforce.
  • Advanced techniques for conducting policy analysis and developing recommendations within human-centered and intersectionality design frameworks.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated record of public speaking/presentation experience.
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Ability to work manage multiple projects with demanding timeframes, and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate projects and balance multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to travel within and out of California up to 10% of the time.


  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood, public policy, education or economics related discipline and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications


  • An advanced degree, such as an M.A. or M.P.P. is preferred in a public policy, education or economics discipline.
  • Previous experience as an early care and education teacher/provider.
  • Experience working in a university-based research and policy center.
  • Experience in diversity, equity and inclusion approaches to internal and external organizational work.
  • Experience utilizing Smartsheet for project management.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.
  • Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
  • The budgeted salary that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $82,400.00 - $105,000.00.
  • This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for 100% remote capability.
  • For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see the EEOC poster.

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